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 email@example.com. 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.
Community Members to Raise Funds in Support of
the Smithfield Police K-9 Program
Dear Community Partner:
Community and Parent Volunteers have stepped up to host the 2nd Annual Dinner and Auction Fundraiser on Saturday, November 17th, 2018, with all proceeds to benefit the continuation of the Smithfield Police Department K-9 Unit.
Please consider a tax deductible donation of a product or service. Tickets for the event are also available for purchase. Sponsorship is also available. All checks should be made payable to the Smithfield Police Department. Please include K-9 Unit in the memo line.
As a donor or sponsor, you will receive recognition in the program distributed to the attendees and on signage displayed at the event, and you will be supporting the important work that the Smithfield Police Department provides to the Community, as well as individuals and families from Smithfield.
Chief Richard St.Sauveur says, “Once again, I am extremely appreciative of the time and energy that Debbie Wood and Sue Baron are contributing to this community effort to support the Smithfield Police Department’s K-9 Program.”
Please call 401-527-0414 to pledge your contribution, or ask any questions about the event. If you wish, a volunteer will follow up with you to arrange a time to pick up the donated items at your convenience.
Please Note: Tickets are NOT sold at the Smithfield Police Department.
Thank you in advance for your consideration and generosity on behalf of our friends and neighbors within the Community.
Debbie A. Wood
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.
On Wednesday, November 8th, the Smithfield Police Department unveiled a memorial for Sgt. Steven M. Shaw (Providence Police Department) in a ceremony at the police station.
On February 3rd, 1994, Sgt. Shaw was killed in the line of duty while serving the City of Providence. At the time of his death, he and his wife, Maria, had been residing in Smithfield for approximately 1 1/2 years. Sgt. Shaw will forever be remembered as a resident hero.
A special thank you to Maria Shaw and Robert “Bobby Shaw” (Steven’s father) for giving us your blessings to move forward with this memorial of your beloved Steven. Thank you, as well, to Colonel Hugh Clements and members of the Providence Police Department and Providence Fraternal Order of Police for participating in today’s ceremony. YOU ARE A CLASS ACT!
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.
DEA’s Prescription Drug Takeback Day on Saturday, October 22nd, 10am – 2 pm.
The Smithfield Police Department will once again take part in the National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. The purpose of this National Take Back Day is to provide a venue for persons who want to dispose of unwanted and unused prescription drugs. These events are a huge success in removing potentially dangerous prescription drugs, particularly controlled substances, from our nation’s medicine cabinets. There were approximately 3,000 state and local law enforcement agencies throughout the nation that participated in past events.
There will be a box in the Police Station Lobby. Prescription drugs only, NO liquids or needles please.
This is a great opportunity for those who missed the previous events, at which the Department collected many pounds of prescription medication at each event. This upcoming event will take place, Saturday, October 22nd, 10am – 2 pm, at the Smithfield Police Department lobby. map & driving directions
The Smithfield Police Department is excited to announce the 2016 Smithfield Police Female Self-Defense Program, which starts on Thursday, January 14, 2016.
This course is offered free of charge to Smithfield residents. Registration forms are available below at Smithfield High School or at the Smithfield Police Department.
Classes will meet at RI Martial Arts Fitness Center, 345 Waterman Ave, on Thursday evenings from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. starting January 14, 2016. This hands-on course will teach participants on how to avoid being targeted and what action to take if selected as a victim. Seating is limited and will be on a first-come-first-served basis.
On Thursday, December 10, 2015, the Smithfield Police Department held ground breaking ceremony for the renovation and expansion of the police station. Watch the video here:
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.