Citizens’ Police Academy 2018
The Smithfield Police Department is now accepting applications for enrollment into the Citizens’ Police Academy 2018, which consists of an eight week law enforcement program. Participants will meet on Thursday evenings, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m., in the Sgt. Norman G. Vezina Community and Training room, at the Smithfield Police Department.
The Citizens’ Police Academy will start Thursday, October 11, 2018. Each week, a different law enforcement topic will be presented, with classroom and hands-on instruction by police officers. This academy is offered free of charge to Smithfield residents or any person who works at a Smithfield business. Seating is limited and will be on a first-come, first-served basis.
Full information and applications are available on the Citizens’ Police Academy page.
If you have any questions, please contact Operations Sergeant Kevin Proulx of the Community Policing Unit via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. He can also be reached by phone at (401) 231-2500, (ext. 145).
Completed applications should be returned to the Smithfield Police Department no later than Friday, September 28, 2018.
On Saturday April 7, 2018, Smithfield Police Explorers participated in Police Explorers Stations Day which was hosted at New England Tech. Stations Day is a competition between police explorer posts in Rhode Island. This year there were 67 police explorers who participated in 8 various stations that tested their skill land knowledge of police work. The photo shows from left to right: Sgt. Cory Carpenter, Alyssa Ambrosino, Cameron Pezzullo, Sebastian DeJesus, Devin O’Brien, and Ptlm. Jon Ricciarelli. Alyssa and Devin walked away with 1st place in the Domestic Violence and DUI investigations and Cameron and Sebastian placed second in DUI investigations. Keep up the good work police explorers!
Smithfield Police Department Drug Take Back: Beginning the month of February, the Smithfield Police Department will afford residents the opportunity to drop off their unused or expired prescription or non-prescription drugs in the lobby of police headquarters. These drop off opportunities will take place on the “FIRST WEDNESDAY OF EVERY MONTH” between the hours of 10:00 am – noon. DO NOT bring liquids for disposal. DO NOT bring needles/syringes for disposal.
When dropping off drugs at police headquarters, ask the attending police officer for a Deterra drug deactivation system bag for future, at home disposals. These Deterra bags will be made available for as long as supplies last.
WHEN: The first Wednesday of every month, 10:00 am – noon, beginning February 7th, 2018.
WHERE: Smithfield Police Department, 215 Pleasant View Avenue.
WHAT: Disposal of prescription/non-prescription drugs. DO NOT bring liquids or needles/syringes.
Kids, Cops & Classrooms – Members of law enforcement throughout Rhode Island are being asked to collect new backpacks and school supplies to benefit the hundreds of children who are clients of our Community Outreach partners.
The goal of the program is to help relieve the burden parents experience when they prepare to send their children back to school and to show children that law enforcement officers are their friends and are in the community to help them.
Items can be dropped off in the lobby of the Smithfield Police station until Friday, August 25th, 2017.
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On Tuesday, May 16th, Officer Jon Ricciarelli was honored with the 2017 Police Officer of the Year Award from the Chepachet Grange.
A major part of this award was for Officer Ricciarelli’s extensive work with the Smithfield Police Explorers and his work in the community.
Female Self-Defense Course 2017
The Smithfield Police Department is now accepting applications for enrollment into the Female Self-Defense Course, which consists of a Six (6) week self-defense program geared towards women ages fifteen (15) and up. Participants will meet on Thursday evenings from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. starting Thursday, May 18, 2017.
The Smithfield Police Explorers Post 17 is seeking donations through gofundme.com.
The Smithfield Police Department’s Law Enforcement Explorer Program is truly special. Not only do the young men and women of our program have a strong interest in learning more about the law enforcement profession, they also understand how important it is to be active in the community.
It is our hope that this fundraiser will generate enough funds to: a) provide each and every Explorer, who has shown their dedication to the program and the Town of Smithfield, with a full uniform; b) cover the cost of training attire, equipment, Explorer Academy tuition, and other expenses directly associated with the program.
Get full information of the GoFundMe page: https://www.gofundme.com/SmithfieldExplorers
Officers from the the Smithfield Police Department brought donated gifts from their Annual Holiday Gift Drive to the Smithfield Welfare Office & Food Pantry on December 21st. These gifts, donated by both sworn & civilian members of the department, will be donated to those in need throughout the community.
Pictured (L – R): Sergeant Cory Carpenter, Francine Ayrassian from the Smithfield Welfare Office & Food Pantry and Patrol Officer Gary Masterson.
The Smithfield Police D.A.R.E. skating party was held Thursday December 11th, 2014 at the Smithfield Rink. 5th grade D.A.R.E. students from Old County Road School, St. Phillips, La Perche, Windsor, and McCabe had a great time.