Patrolman Jason Burlingame, Nick Nastari, Nick Barbosa, Nick Croce, Sergeant Ryan Furlong, Evan Gavlick, and Youth Ministry Coordinator Michael murphy
“On behalf of Colonel Tikoian and the members of the North Providence Police Department , thank you for your kind and thoughtful gesture. Thank you for recognizing the work of first responders and the support of the community”
The North Providence Police Department hosted a luncheon for Father Joseph Pescatello on Wednesday June 20th for his many years of dedicated service as Chaplain for our Department. Father Joe is transferring from Mary Mother of Mankind to a parish in Cumberland. We thank him for his spiritual guidance and pastoral duties afforded to this Department. Best Wishes in your new parish and community. They are truly lucky to have you.
On Friday, June 15, 2018, I attended a ceremony where, three members of the North Providence Police Department were recognized at the 2018, RIDOT, Highway Safety Champion Award Ceremony held at Amica Insurance in Lincoln.
The Highway Safety Champion Award is a traffic safety award program that focuses on three (3) major highway safety priorities: occupant protection/seatbelts, impaired driving and speed management.
The below officers received awards:
Lieutenant Michael A. Gawel – Speed Enforcement Award
Officer Nicholas D. Gannon – Impaired Driving Enforcement Award
Officer Michael A. Colucci Jr. – Occupant Protection/Seatbelt Enforcement Award.
These awards, presented by RIDOT, provided an opportunity to recognize individual officers within our department who have made a significant difference in the community we serve through traffic safety activities, ultimately reducing injuries, saving lives and deterring crime.
“I wish to thank RIDOT for recognizing these officers for their traffic safety enforcement efforts. As Chief, I wish to convey my sincere gratitude to these officers for the distinction they have brought upon the department and themselves as well as commend all our officers for their vigilance in enforcement of the motor vehicle code. Targeted enforcement of speeding violations, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs and seatbelt enforcement saves lives. These award recognitions are something the individual officers, our department and the resident of our town can all be proud of.”
Colonel David P. Tikoian
Chief of Police
The North Providence Police Department will continue with its community outreach initiative Community “Roll Call” Forum, intended to forge a strong bond between our agency and the residents of North Providence. A Second such forum, which was developed to create positive dialogue with residents, business owners, faith based organizations and police, is planned for Wednesday, June 20, 11am to noon at the Mancini Center, 2 Atlantic Blvd.
Emergency Notification Registration
Colonel David P. Tikoian, Chief of the North Providence Police Department is encouraging all town residents and business owners, if you have not done so already, to sign up for the Code RED Emergency Notification System.
Town of North Providence public safety officials have the ability to notify residents and business owners, via home phone, cell phone and email of:
Severe weather warnings
Registered Sex Offender Notifications
Missing Persons, etc.
Registering with Code RED provides emergency notification in “Real Time” keeping you and your family informed of important community notifications. If you have previously registered with Code Red, please ensure your contact information, (cell phone, home phone and email address), is up to date and accurate. Currently in the Town of North Providence, there are 18,000 landline phone numbers and 410 email/cell phone accounts registered with Code RED.
Your participation in this Emergency Notification system will provide a direct conduit between public safety officials and the community, keeping all stakeholders informed.
Please visit the North Providence Police website at nppolice.com and simply click on the Code RED registration icon located on the lower right had side of our webpage to get started.
Registration is quick and easy, taking less than five minutes to complete.
On Friday, May 4, 2018, Colonel David P. Tikoian along with Mayor and Public Safety Director, Mayor Charles Lombardi, attend the 4th Annual Mothers Against Drunk Driving Recognition Breakfast.
The 2018 Awards Breakfast was held at 7:30 AM at the Cranston Country Club and recognized outstanding efforts and achievements of individual police officers, first responders, emergency personnel, volunteers, public officials, victim advocates and other law enforcement professionals. WPRI, news anchor, Shannon Hegy served as the MC for the event.
North Providence Police Officer Nicholas Gannon, was presented DUI Achievement Pin. This award was given to officers who excelled in the areas of DUI arrests, enforcement, awareness and work ethic. In 2017, Officer Gannon effectuated 18 – DUI arrests, which accounted for 66% of the department’s DUI arrest that year. In 2016, Officer Gannon successfully completed the very challenging, Drug Recognition Expert (DRE), Training program and was selected to be a DUI / Standardized Field Sobriety Test Instructor for the Rhode Island Municipal Academy.
Colonel Tikoian stated, “There is no doubt, as the result of Officer Gannon’s DUI enforcement efforts, he has saved lives within our community by removing impaired motor vehicle operators from our roadways. I would like to congratulate Officer Gannon on a job well done, he has brought distinction upon himself and the North Providence Police Department by receiving this prestigious award, something all the residents of our town can take pride in.”