PROVIDENCE — The Rhode Island Police Chiefs’ Association will be hosting a press conference tomorrow to unveil nine new patrol vehicles specifically designed to assist in drunk and impaired driving enforcement throughout the state. The vehicles were funded through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration via the Rhode Island Department of Transportation’s Office on Highway Safety (OHS).
*Media Advisory – RSVP Requested* Whitman Fire Department to Host Area Municipalities as Leaders Speak on Distribution of COVID-19 Vaccine Doses
WHITMAN — Municipal leaders, first responders and public health officials from several communities will come together Thursday, Feb. 18 to address the distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine, following the state’s announcement today regarding prioritizing mass and regional sites as opposed to local clinics.
*Media Advisory – RSVP Required* Rhode Island Police Chiefs’ Association to Sponsor ‘Blessing of the Road’ Event to Promote Highway and Traffic Safety
PROVIDENCE — The Rhode Island Police Chiefs’ Association reports that RIPCA officials will be joined by statewide highway stakeholders for a special event tomorrow that will include a ‘Blessing of the Road’ by RIPCA’s official chaplain.
ROCHESTER — Superintendent Kyle Repucci and Hilltop Chevrolet Owner Ron Currier are pleased to announce that the car dealership will be providing lunch for the over 800 staff members in the district next week.
*MEDIA ADVISORY – RSVP REQUIRED* Norwood Police Chief William Brooks, Fire Chief George Morrice to Receive COVID-19 Vaccination
NORWOOD — The Town of Norwood is pleased to announce that, as part of the state’s vaccination rollout for first responders, Norwood Police Chief William Brooks and Fire Chief George Morrice will receive the COVID-19 vaccine next week.
NORWOOD — The Town of Norwood is pleased to invite residents to Norwood Day 2020 on Saturday.
*MEDIA ADVISORY* Fairfield Police Department, Municipal and State Elected Officials to Gather in Support of Distracted Driving Initiative
FAIRFIELD — Chief Christopher Lyddy and the Fairfield Police Department will be joined by municipal and state elected officials in support of National Distracted Driving Awareness Month.
HOLBROOK — Chief William J. Smith announces that retired K-9 Bo will be honored by the Holbrook Police Department with a “final walk” before being put to rest at the Holbrook Animal Hospital tomorrow following a brief battle with cancer.
*MEDIA ADVISORY* Braintree Mayor, Police to Provide Update on Shooting at South Shore Plaza Last Week
BRAINTREE — Mayor Charles C. Kokoros and Deputy Chief Michael Want will brief the media Monday afternoon regarding Friday’s shooting at the South Shore Plaza as well as possible security enhancements at the mall.
Rhode Island Police Chiefs’ Association to Announce New Initiative Addressing Statewide Policing Standards and Practices
CRANSTON — The leaders of each of Rhode Island’s municipal and campus police departments, as well as the Rhode Island State Police, will come together this week to launch a campaign that will make a series of promises and policy amendments aimed at increasing the public’s faith in its police departments. The campaign will redouble a statewide focus on training, transparency, communication and human rights.