Department of Public Safety Agencies

The Department of Public Safety was created in 2008 to consolidate the State of Rhode Island’s public safety agencies for more 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.

As mentioned earlier, the Department of Public Safety was created in an effort to consolidate state public safety agencies so that services could be provided in a more efficient and cohesive manner. The priorities of the Department are, and will remain, to protect lives and promote safety for the citizens of Rhode Island, and increase public confidence and accountability.