The Municipal Court for March 23, 2020 has been postponed. All individuals scheduled to appear for court will be notified of the new date and time as soon as it is made available. Thank you for your understanding.
In an effort to keep our citizens and first responder’s safe from COVID-19/Coronavirus, we ask people to utilize discretion when seeking police service.
Until further notice, we are asking that members of the public avoid coming into the lobby unless there is an emergency.
Please call our business line at 401-231-4533 Ext. 1138 to speak to someone for situations that might be best resolved over the phone. You may also use our online reporting system to report minor crimes without a suspect. This option may be found on our website by clicking the “Citizens Online Police Reporting System” button on the homepage.
Officers will temporarily be allowed to take reports over the phone for an issue or incident that we feel may not require a police response. Officers are not limited to the list below, but here are just a few examples:
- Calls for advice
- Neighbor disputes/civil matters
- Lost or stolen items of low/no value
- Minor vandalism
- Animal related issues that are not a threat to public safety
As always – CALL 911 for EMERGENCIES ONLY and WE WILL RESPOND IMMEDIATELY.
Thank you to everyone for their cooperation and understanding as we all make modification to the way we are accustomed.
On Friday evening December 13th, Colonel David P. Tikoian was presented with the, “Community Policing Award” by the Rhode Island Guardians Association, during their annual awards dinner held at the Cape Verdean Progressive Center in East Providence.
Colonel Tikoian received this award for his efforts that have assisted to develop and instill Community Policing as a philosophy that promotes the establishment of collaborative partnerships between law enforcement and the individuals and organizations they serve.
The Rhode Island Guardians Association is a minority police organization dedicated to creating stronger bonds and relationships between the communities its members serve and all members of the criminal justice system.
Members of the Rhode Island Guardian Association devote their time, experience, expertise and mentoring skills to better guide and prepare young college and high school students of color for a viable career in the field of criminal justice.
Other award recipients included:
Community Leadership Award:
Judge O. Rogeriee Thompson, U.S. Court of Appeals , First Circuit
Law Enforcement Leadership Award:
Chief Mark J. Porter, Chief of Police – Brown University.
Community Policing Award:
Colonel David P. Tikoian – Chief, North Providence Police
Community Service Award:
Susan Thomas – Senior Director of Training & Program Development – MENTOR Rhode Island.
Lifetime Achievement Award (Posthumously)
Michael Van Leesten – Exec. Director for the Opportunities Industrialization Center of Rhode Island
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Colonel David P. Tikoian accepts the “Community Police Award” from retired Rhode Island State Police Lieutenant and President of Rhode Island Guardians Association John A’Vant. Congratulations Colonel on a job well done!