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News Blog Help On this page you will find all the online notices and announcements from the Smithfield Police Department. Click in the “Categories” section in the right sidebar to narrow the scope of posts that you want to see. Posts below are listed in chronological order, regardless of category, with the newest posts at the top of the page. The 10 most recent posts of all types are listed and linked, at right, in the sidebar under “Smithfield PD News.”
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SMITHFIELD POLICE DEPARTMENT
Seeking qualified candidates to establish a one year eligibility list. Applicants must be 18 or older; a U.S. Citizen; possess valid operator’s license; must possess a Bachelor’s Degree (in any discipline) by June 30, 2023. Applications are available at Smithfield Police Department, 215 Pleasant View Avenue, Smithfield, Rhode Island or on Department website www.smithfieldpd.com/recruitment/2023. Completed applications must be returned to the police department by 4:00 p.m. on Monday, March 6, 2023. Previous candidates must reapply. Recruitment and selection process takes approximately five months. Salary is $1,169.63 per week. E.O.E.
2023 Police Officer Application Packet (.pdf)
~ The Town of Smithfield is an Equal Opportunity Employer. ~
Camera Registration Program
Register your Security Camera
The Smithfield Police Department wants your help in fighting crime by taking part in the Camera Registry Program (CRP). The CRP allows residents and business owners to register the locations of their video surveillance systems with the Smithfield Police Department. When a crime occurs, police will be able to identify the locations of nearby video cameras and enlist the assistance of the community to help officers collect video evidence and follow up on leads.
Through the program, the Smithfield Police Department will be able to directly contact CRP registrants who are using video in an area in which a crime occurred. Police would ask CRP registrants to check their video surveillance system for a specific date and time for video that may show activity related to a crime, such as a getaway car or the direction that a person of interest was headed. If any video evidence is found, the resident or business owner can contact the Smithfield Police Department at (401) 231-2500 to make arrangements for video retrieval.
Registration is voluntary and there is no cost associated with registration. Registering your information does not provide the Smithfield Police Department with direct access to your camera. You may delete your registration at any time by contacting email@example.com. An individual’s personal information will be kept confidential by the Smithfield Police Department, unless subject to disclosure by court order. Your information will be accessed by law enforcement personnel who are investigating a crime in the vicinity of where your camera is located.
You will only be contacted by the Smithfield Police Department in the future if there is a criminal incident in the vicinity of your security camera. Police personnel, if necessary, may request a copy of any video captured by your camera, which may assist in the investigation of a crime.
The goal of the program is to deter crime and promote public safety through collaboration between the Smithfield Police Department and the community. Accordingly, all registrants agree to the following terms and conditions:
Any footage containing or related to criminal activity may be collected by the Smithfield Police Department for use as evidence during any stage of a criminal proceeding.
Under no circumstances shall registrants construe that they are acting as an agent and/or employee of the Town of Smithfield and/or the Smithfield Police Department through the program.
If necessary, the Smithfield Police Department will contact you directly, using the information provided, to request the appropriate video surveillance footage.
CROSSING GUARD: Smithfield Police: Seeking qualified applicants for the part time, hourly position of Crossing Guard. Morning (7:00am-9:00am) and/or afternoon (2:30pm-3:30pm) positions available, M-F, Rate is $15.99 per hour. No benefits. Applicants must possess High School Diploma or G.E.D., be at least eighteen (18) years of age, and provide at least three character references. Applications available at www.smithfieldri.com or Monday through Friday at Smithfield Town Hall, HR Dept., 2nd floor, 64 Farnum Pike, Smithfield, RI 02917. Applications must be returned to the Smithfield Town Hall. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. E.O.E.
The Smithfield Police Department, along with the Smithfield Fraternal Order of Police – Lodge #17 and Special Olympics Rhode Island, have created a Smithfield Police Special Olympics RI Patch.
These patches were available for purchase at the Northern RI Area Special Olympic Games at Bryant University on May 1st and are now available to be purchased online and at the Smithfield Police Department. During the month of June, members of the Smithfield Police will have the option of wearing this alternate patch on their uniforms. The Special Olympics RI patch is available to the public for $10.00 each, and all proceeds from patch sales will be donated to Special Olympics Rhode Island. (https://specialolympicsri.org).
If you would like to purchase the Smithfield Police Special Olympics RI patch, go to the Smithfield FOP Lodge #17 Square Store (http://smithfield-fraternal-order-of-police—lodge-no-17.square.site), which takes payment in the form of credit cards, debit cards, Apple Pay, and Google Pay. Patches are $10 each. A $1.00 shipping and handling fee per patch will be added to online orders.
Patches can also be purchased in person from a member of the Smithfield Fraternal Order of Police at the Smithfield Police Department, Monday through Friday, 8am-3pm, in the form of cash only. Please ask for Sgt. Jason Corser, Sgt. Paul Gorman, or Officer Jon Ricciarelli to assist you with your purchase.
All of the Smithfield PD benefit patches are currently in stock and available on the
Smithfield FOP Lodge #17 Square Store
All of the past Smithfield benefit patches are currently in stock. The proceeds from these patches will continue to be donated to their respective charity. Thank you for all the positive feedback and support we have received so far.
If you would like to purchase one of the benefit patches, go to the Smithfield FOP Lodge #17 Square Store (http://smithfield-fraternal-order-of-police—lodge-no-17.square.site), which takes payment in the form of credit cards, debit cards, Apple Pay, and Google Pay. Patches are $10 each. A $1.00 shipping and handling fee per patch will be added to online orders.
The Smithfield Police Department has created its first ever public relations & recruitment video. According to Chief Richard P. St.Sauveur, Jr., “this video is intended to provide our residents and business owners with a snapshot of who we are and what we do, while also affording those with an interest in a law enforcement career with a glimpse of one of the best police agencies in New England.”
The concept behind this project originated during last year’s development of annual and multi-year goals & objectives. While such videos are not unique, this video emphasizes the department’s focus on training and community-based activities. It also highlights specialized assignments available within the agency. And thanks to the efforts of Sergeant Orlando Braxton, this video cost nothing. We hope viewers enjoy this video and that potential police officer applicants see what a wonderful town and police department we have.
On August 13, 2021 the Smithfield Police Department hosted its Community Police Night Out from 5pm-8pm at the Smithfield High School. There were food trucks, rock climbing wall, sand art, and a dunk tank for members of the public to pay to dunk a cop in a tank of water. The Community Police Night Out was able to raise approximately $1,200. The $1,200 is going to be donated to the ALS Association of Rhode Island in the memory of former Smithfield Police dispatcher Cheryl Corsa-Crook.
Effective immediately: §31-25-27.11 – Weight Restrictions on Limerock Road
The following truck sizes are prohibited on Limerock Road between Douglas Pike (Smithfield) and Jenckes Hill Road (Lincoln):
– Gross combination weight rating of 35,001 lbs or more, or
– Towed unit with a gross vehicle rating of more than 10,000 lbs, or
– Gross vehicle weight rating of 26,001 lbs or more, or
– Designed to transport 16 or more passengers, or
– Transporting hazardous materials and required to be placarded.
Ten Smithfield PD officers will now have new protective gear thanks to a generous donation.
On Wednesday, July 10th, the Smithfield Police Department received 10 Angel Armor rifle-rated vests and ballistic helmets from Shield616 – a non-profit group that facilitates donations of protective gear for first responders.
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