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East Providence Police, Fire gain Commission consent for vehicle purchases

East Providence Police, Fire gain Commission consent for vehicle purchases

EAST PROVIDENCE — Just in time, especially for the fire rescue fleet, the East Providence Budget Commission approved the purchase of replacement vehicles by the city’s public safety departments during its meeting Thursday afternoon, Feb. 14, at City Hall. The Commission gave its blessing for the East Providence Fire Department to purchase the first of

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East Providence Police report normalcy is returning to city streets

EAST PROVIDENCE — Twenty-four hours after one of the biggest single winter storms in recent history struck, the East Providence Police Department notes normalcy is returning to the streets and neighborhoods of the city. Major Christopher Parella confirmed power has been restored to much of East Providence, which saw as many as 17,000 of its

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East Providence Police conduct recruitment drive

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

Major Christopher Parella will take over as interim EPPD chief as of July 1.

Parella is chosen as new deputy chief of East Providence Police

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

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

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

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

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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