The deputy chief is responsible for the supervision and control of all department members, as well as for the enforcement of rules and regulations and all laws within the town’s legal jurisdiction. The deputy chief also assumes the powers of the chief in his absence.
Alfredo Ruggiero Jr. was appointed Deputy Chief of the North Providence Police Department in May 2020, following 26 years of law enforcement experience proudly serving residents of the State of Rhode Island at the Rhode Island State Police.
As a North Providence native, who grew up participating in various Town sports, Deputy Chief Ruggiero recognizes the value of connecting to the community he serves. He promotes professionalism, accountability and commitment within the Department to build public trust and legitimacy. His leadership, experience, and deep understanding of North Providence serves the Department and community well.
Deputy Chief Ruggiero holds a Master’s degree in Criminal Justice from Roger Williams University. He served eight (8) years in the United States Marine Corps and is a graduate of the 2018/273rd Session of the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Va.