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Rhode Island Sergeant Named NLEOMF Officer of the Month

For rescuing a man from drowning, the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund has announced the selection of Sgt. Philip B. Gingerella Sr. of the Charlestown (R.I.) Police Department, as the recipient of its Officer of the Month Award for April 2015.

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Video: Dozens of Officers Honored in Rhode Island Ceremony

Rhode Island State Police recognized 35 troopers, 8 federal agents, 11 municipal police officers and one civilian for life saving efforts, stopping crimes, and critical responses during a Friday afternoon ceremony in Providence.

R.I. K-9 Sniffs Out Child Porn Storage Devices

The recent arrival of golden Labrador Thoreau makes Rhode Island the second state in the nation to have a police dog trained to sniff out hard drives, thumb drives, and other technological gadgets that could contain child pornography.

R.I. Police Begin Spending 'Google Money'

Five Rhode Island law enforcement agencies say they're still working out how to spend well over $100 million that's left from a $230 million settlement.

R.I. Officer Killed In Off-Duty Motorcycle Crash

A Providence (R.I.) Police officer with strong ties to his community died Saturday night in a motorcycle crash while off duty. John Reposa, Jr., 43, struck a vehicle at about 8:30 p.m. Saturday.

R.I. Campus Closed After Gunman Reported, Toy Gun Found

The University of Rhode Island's Kingston campus was locked down at noon today in response to reports that a gunman was inside the university's Chafee Hall.

Video: R.I. Chief Investigates Push-Up Punishment

The North Providence (R.I.) Police chief launched an internal investigation after officers allegedly forced several teenage vandalism suspects to do push-ups as punishment.

Suspect Turned TASER On R.I. Trooper

A Rhode Island trooper arrested a subject who used the officer's TASER on her during a physical confrontation after a foot pursuit on Thursday.

Rhode Island Cop Testifies Against Chief in Theft Trial

Officer John Brown, a 28-year veteran, said North Providence police colonel John J. Whiting handed him $714. The chief is accused of stealing the money from a stripper's SUV that he had pursued.

R.I. Officer Killed In Crash Responding to Disturbance

A Providence (R.I.) Police officer has succumbed to injuries he sustained after crashing his police vehicle while responding as backup to a disturbance call.