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!
Colonel David P. Tikoian and the members of the North Providence Police are excited to share the 2019 North Providence Police Recruitment video. For those of you who are looking for an exciting career in law enforcement look no further.
Rhode Island D.O.T. Director acknowledges Colonel David Tikoian and the officers of the North Providence Police Departments efforts to reduce drunk driving in the town.
The North Providence Police Department’s 2019 Recruitment Drive will begin on Monday, November 4, 2019. Application cards may be picked up at Police Headquarters at 1835 Mineral Spring Avenue, North Providence, RI, or downloaded from the Department’s website at nppolice.com. Application cards and the $25.00 application fee must be returned to Police Headquarters no later than 4:00 p.m. on Friday, December 13, 2019. The fee may be waived if financial need criteria is met.
On October 25, 2019 the North Providence Police Department held our 1st Annual Military Appreciation Luncheon. This event was one of Colonel Tikoian’s many initiatives to offer support and respect to our police officers who serve in the armed forces. Also this event recognized those veterans who have formerly served helping to paving the way for the soldiers of the present and future. During the event Colonel Tikoian was awarded a certificate and service coin for his unfeigned support of the armed services by the Rhode Island Army Recruitment Company who is a mobile unit based out of the Pentagon.