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East Providence Police conduct recruitment drive

By   /  February 6, 2013  /  News, Police & Crime  /  No Comments

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EAST PROVIDENCE — The East Providence Police Department is currently in the midst of a recruitment drive, which runs through Tuesday, Feb. 26. The drive is the first conducted by the EPPD since 2010. According to EPPD guidelines, prospective candidates must be able to “perform general police work protecting life and property, enforce criminal and […]

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Parella is chosen as new deputy chief of East Providence Police

By   /  January 28, 2013  /  Government & Politics, News, Police & Crime  /  4 Comments

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EAST PROVIDENCE — City Manager Peter Graczykowski will recommend Captain Christopher Parella as the new second in command of the East Providence Police Department, The Post learned Sunday afternoon, Jan. 27. Capt. Parella would replace recently-retired Major Charles Swenson as the No. 2 in the department below only current Chief of Police Joseph Tavares. Mr. […]

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East Providence Police investigate Summit Street shooting

By   /  January 6, 2013  /  News, Police & Crime  /  No Comments

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EAST PROVIDENCE — The East Providence Police Department is investigating the first gun-related incident of the new year, an overnight shooting at a Summit Street home in the center of the city Sunday, Jan. 6. According to EPPD Officer on Duty Lieutenant Raymond Blinn, a drive-by shooting took place in the wee hours Sunday at […]

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Major Swenson reflects on three decades of service with EPPD

By   /  January 4, 2013  /  News, Police & Crime  /  No Comments

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EAST PROVIDENCE — It was a decision not taken lightly, but one he felt he had to make. That’s how Major Charles Swenson described his choice earlier this week to retire from the No. 2 position in the East Providence Police Department, in which he worked for over three decades. “I have 32 years on […]

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East Providence Police Chief Tavares says Swenson will be tough to replace

By   /  January 2, 2013  /  News, Police & Crime  /  No Comments

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EAST PROVIDENCE — With Major Charles Swenson’s retirement announcement earlier this week, the East Providence Police Department and Chief Joseph Tavares will be searching for a new second in command, though it won’t be an easy task in the chief’s estimation. Major Swenson spent his entire career on the EPPD, moving his way up through […]

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Swenson to step aside as East Providence Police Department No. 2

By   /  January 2, 2013  /  News, Police & Crime  /  No Comments

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EAST PROVIDENCE — Major Charles Swenson, the Deputy Chief of the East Providence Police Department, has announced his retirement after 32 years in law enforcement, The Post confirmed Wednesday morning, Jan. 2. Major Swenson spent his entire career in the EPPD and moved up to the No. 2 position in the department when Joseph Tavares […]

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East Providence Police plan purchase of new vehicles

By   /  December 7, 2012  /  News, Police & Crime  /  No Comments

One of the six East Providence Police cruisers damaged during recent incidents sits idle at the station. It will be kept to be used for parts to fix other vehicles in the fleet.

EAST PROVIDENCE — Following a chaotic week involving its fleet of cruisers, one which had six vehicles suffer damage of varying degrees, the East Providence Police Department is moving ahead with a plan to purchase new patrol cars using some of the $60 million it has access to from the noted Google Asset Forfeiture settlement. […]

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East Providence Detectives nab nearly $40,000 in cash during I-195 stop

By   /  November 21, 2012  /  News, Police & Crime  /  2 Comments

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EAST PROVIDENCE (updated, Nov. 23) — East Providence Police Department detectives, during a Domestic Highway Enforcement (DHE) detail Tuesday, Nov. 20, confiscated nearly $40,000 in cash after completing a stop on Interstate 195. EPPD Sergeant Diogo Mello and Investigator Darren Ellinwood performed the stop of a motor vehicle with Rhode Island registration No. 583993. The […]

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East Providence Police take part in another ‘Click it or Ticket’ check

By   /  November 20, 2012  /  Police & Crime  /  No Comments

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PROVIDENCE — For the fourth year in a row, AAA is projecting an increase in Thanksgiving travel, with over 43 million Americans anticipated to travel 50 miles or more from home during the holiday weekend. During this busy travel season, the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) is joining its partners in law enforcement in […]

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East Providence Police net traffic funds, ready car seat installation program

By   /  November 13, 2012  /  Home & Garden  /  No Comments

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EAST PROVIDENCE — The East Providence Police Department recently announced the receipt of over $29,000 in State Office of Highway Safety grant monies as well as the start of a child car seat installation/instruction program. The Department garnered $29,610 from the highway safety office for use in speed and impaired driver enforcement details in addition […]

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