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Officers Engage Communities During National Night Out

National Night Out, traditionally held on the first Tuesday of August each year, began in 1984. The first annual National Night Out involved 2.5 million neighbors across 400 communities in 23 states. The annual event is organized by the National Association of Town Watch.

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Rhode Island State Police K-9 Featured in Netflix Movie Euthanized

During her 11-year police career, Ruby and her handler Corporal Daniel O’Neil participated in many search and rescue missions as part of the K-9 Unit and volunteered with the Community, Diversity and Equity Unit, appearing in schools and at many events.

Providence Chief Wants Non-Sworn Major to Have Civilian Title

The statement comes days after Mayor Jorge Elorza announced that he picked his director of Parks and Recreation, Michael Stephens, to serve as the police department's community relations and diversion services major.

Providence Mayor Appoints Non-Sworn Police Major

Mayor Jorge Elorza appointed Michael Stephens, formerly the city's director of recreation services, as the Community Relations and Diversion Services Major on Friday.

Rhode Island Officer Accidentally Shoots Himself in the Leg

An officer with the South Kingstown (RI) Police Department reportedly shot himself in the leg during a training exercise on Wednesday.

Rhode Island Officer Dies in Off-Duty Skydiving Accident

An officer with the East Greenwich (RI) Police Department died over the weekend in a skydiving accident in Connecticut.

Man Attacks and Stabs Rhode Island Police Officer

A man is facing assault charges after attacking and stabbing an officer with the Cumberland (RI) Police Department over the weekend.

Rhode Island Detective Retires After 22 Years on Sick Leave

A detective with the Warren (RI) Police Department who suffered a staph infection in 1998 and has been on paid medical leave ever since has reportedly retired.

Rhode Island Wildlife Officer Struck by Man Riding Dirt Bike

An officer with the Rhode Island Department of Enviornmental Management was struck by a man riding a dirt bike in the Big River Management Area just east of Nooseneck on Saturday afternoon.

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Rhode Island Officer Injured in Motorcycle Accident Recovering

An officer with the Middletown (RI) Police Department who was badly injured after his motorcycle collided with a pickup truck is reportedly "progressing very well."

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