Rhode Island Department of Public Safety

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Rhode Island Department of Public Safety
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Agency overview
Formed 2008
Jurisdiction The State of Rhode Island
Headquarters Providence, Rhode Island
Agency executive Colonel Steven G. O'Donnell, Commissioner
Child agencies Rhode Island State Police
Division of the Rhode Island State Fire Marshal
Rhode Island Municipal Police Training Academy
E 9-1-1 Uniform Emergency Telephone System
Rhode Island Capitol Police
Rhode Island Division of Sheriffs
Department of Public Safety Central Management Office
Public Safety Grants Administration Office
Website http://www.dps.ri.gov

The Rhode Island Department of Public Safety is one of the newest departments in Rhode Island's entire government. Composed of the Rhode Island State Police, the Division of the Rhode Island State Fire Marshal, the Rhode Island Municipal Police Training Academy, the E 9-1-1 Uniform Emergency Telephone System, the Rhode Island Capitol Police, the Rhode Island Division of Sheriffs, the Department of Public Safety Central Management Office, and the Public Safety Grants Administration Office. The department is responsible for the administration of all police and public safety affairs for the State.[1]

Formed in 2008, the holder of the Office of the Commissioner is also the Superintendent of the Rhode Island State Police. The Inaugural Commissioner of the Department of Public Safety was Colonel Brendan Doherty.[2] The Current Commissioner of the Department of Public Safety is Colonel Steven G. O'Donnell, of the Rhode Island State Police.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.dps.ri.gov/agencies/
  2. ^ http://www.dps.ri.gov/history/
  3. ^ http://www.risp.ri.gov/commandstaff/