CRANSTON — The Rhode Island Police Chiefs’ Association is pleased to share a video highlighting the nine new patrol vehicles they unveiled last week that will be specifically used by departments throughout the state to increase drunk and impaired-driving enforcement.
Those featured in the video include:
- Chief Richard Ramsay, West Greenwich Police Department, RIPCA President
- Chief Shawn Lacey, Westerly Police Department
- Col. Michael J. Winquist, Cranston Police Department
- Peter Alviti, Jr., Rhode Island Department of Transportation Director
The vehicles, which were on display at the Cranston Police Training Complex last Friday, March 12, were funded through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration via the Rhode Island Department of Transportation’s Office on Highway Safety (OHS). They will be reserved specifically for use as dedicated impaired-driving enforcement vehicles.
“These cruisers are a major tool that will allow officers to be the most effective and efficient that they can be while enforcing impaired-driving laws,” Chief Lacey said. “These cruisers make a statement, not only for the communities where they will be used, but collectively statewide. They will allow officers to focus exclusively on DUI enforcement with state-of-the-art vehicles at their disposal.”
For more information on the cruisers and how they will be used by departments throughout the state, click here.