State Government Press Releases

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05/06/2014
Colonel Steven G. O'Donnell, Superintendent of the Rhode Island State Police and Commissioner of Public Safety, announces that as a result of an ongoing effort to ensure the safety of the motoring public by removing impaired operators from our roadways, a total of fourteen (14) individuals were...
05/05/2014
Colonel Steven G. O'Donnell, Superintendent of the Rhode State Police and Commissioner of the Department of the Public Safety, announces that on May 4, 2014, Troopers arrested, Harold Polanco, age 22, from 386 Cornelia St. Brooklyn, NY and Junior Polanco Brito, age 26, from 367 Weirfield...
05/03/2014
Colonel Steven G. O'Donnell, Superintendent, of the Rhode Island State Police and Commissioner of Public Safety, announces that on May 2, 2014 at 11:50 PM, Troopers assigned to the Lincoln Barracks conducted a motor vehicle stop on Chalkstone Avenue in the City of Providence. This motor vehicle...
05/02/2014
Colonel Steven G. O'Donnell, Superintendent, of the Rhode Island State Police and Commissioner of Public Safety, announces that on Thursday, May 1, 2014 at 12:05 PM, the Woonsocket Police Department put out a broadcast over the Police Intercity radio for a gold-colored Nissan bearing Rhode Island...
05/02/2014
Colonel Steven G. O'Donnell, Superintendent, of the Rhode Island State Police and Commissioner of Public Safety, announced at a press conference this morning the full deployment of Narcan to members of the Rhode Island State Police. This is in response to the epidemic of drug overdose deaths in...
05/01/2014
Contact: Lieutenant Colonel Michael J. Winquist, Deputy Superintendent Telephone: (401) 444-1002 Colonel Steven G. O'Donnell, Superintendent, of the Rhode Island State Police and Commissioner/Director of Public Safety, announces that there will be a press conference on: Friday, May 2,...
04/28/2014
Colonel Steven G. O'Donnell, Superintendent of the Rhode Island State Police and Commissioner of the Rhode Island Department of Public Safety, announces that the fourth installment of the Rhode Island State Police "New Beginnings Community Outreach Initiative" forum sponsored by the Rhode Island...
04/26/2014
April 26, 2014 Contact: Captain Kevin M. O'Brien Assistant Detective Commander Rhode Island State Police Headquarters 401-444-1010 Colonel Steven G. O'Donnell, Superintendent, of the Rhode Island State Police and Commissioner of Public Safety, announces the arrest of an Ohio man...
04/25/2014
Colonel Steven G. O'Donnell, Superintendent of the Rhode Island State Police and Commissioner of Public Safety, announces that on Friday, April 25, 2014, members of the Rhode Island State Police Computer Crimes Unit and Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force arrested Ryan Godin, age...
04/20/2014
Media Contact: Lieutenant Thomas Peck, Jr., Night Executive Officer, 444-1000 Colonel Steven G. O'Donnell, Superintendent of the Rhode Island State Police and Commissioner of the Department of Public Safety, announces that on April 19, 2014, Troopers stopped a motorist on Route 95 in the Town...