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Department of Public Safety

Welcome to the Rhode Island DPS Website

The Department of Public Safety oversees all the State of Rhode Island’s public safety agencies to ensure efficient delivery of the services those agencies provide. These public safety agencies include the Rhode Island State Police, E 9-1-1 Uniform Emergency Telephone System, Rhode Island Capitol Police, Rhode Island Municipal Police Training Academy, Rhode Island Division of Sheriffs, and Public Safety Grants Administration Office (formerly the Rhode Island Justice Commission). The Department of Public Safety also consists of a Central Management Office and legal personnel.