City Council Meeting scheduled for December 18th is cancelled.

Patrol Division

The uniformed Patrol Division is the most highly visible and forward-facing component of the East Providence Police Department. Staffed 24 hours a day and 365 days a year, the division encompasses the majority of the department’s personnel, and is generally responsible for all first response functions. The core competencies of the Patrol Division include:

1) Preventative patrol in all geographical areas of the City of East Providence- In early 2015, the Patrol Division underwent a significant organizational transformation aimed at increasing the consistency of officer-citizen interaction, and a renewed focus on employee development and accountability. The end result of these changes include the long-term assignment of patrol officers and their immediate supervisors by shift and neighborhood. Our objective is for each front-line officer to develop a positive working relationship with the community in which they patrol. Although the bulk of uniformed patrols make use of marked police motor vehicles; we do frequently employ motorcycle, bicycle, and foot patrols.

2) Engagement in active problem-solving strategies and community partnerships- We believe that the effectiveness of a full service crime prevention strategy involves more than reacting to calls for service. We strive to be proactive and to partner with all stakeholders focused on a safe and enjoyable East Providence.

3) Active enforcement of criminal and traffic laws- We recognize that our customers entrust in us to provide for their safety, security, and quality of life. Members of the Patrol Division will always enforce laws fairly, professionally, respectfully, and with an utmost respect for this authority granted to us by the public.

Management Teams

First Platoon Leader

1st Shift

Lt. Thomas Rush

Second Platoon Leader

2nd Shift

Third Platoon Leader

3rd Shift

Lt. Andy Benoit

Sgt. Kenneth Luke   Sgt. Mark Bourget  
  Sgt. Michael Rapoza Sgt. Matthew Robinson  
Sgt. Darren Ellinwood  Sgt. Brian Mulvey    


Swing Shift Commander (1st/2nd Shift)

Lt. David Pacheco


Sgt. Mark Norton, Community Policing Unit  
Sgt. John Andrews, Traffic Unit Supervisor  

Community Policing Unit

The Community Policing Unit is a subcomponent of the Patrol Division, which specializes in fostering collaborative relationships with the city’s businesses and community organizations, as well as relationship building with vulnerable populations such as juveniles and the elderly. The unit consists of a community policing supervisor, a community relations/ elderly affairs officer, and school resource officers assigned to each of the city’s three secondary schools; East Providence High School, Martin Middle School, and Riverside Middle School.

Traffic Unit

The Traffic Unit is a subcomponent of the Patrol Division charged with directed enforcement on the city’s roadways, follow up to traffic related complaints, and investigation of serious motor vehicle accidents. The unit also provides motor escorts as needed and oversees the safety of roadway work zones and school crossing guards.

Field Training & Evaluation Program

The Field Training & Evaluation Program (FTEP) is housed within the Patrol Division with coordination through the Planning and Training Unit. The FTEP is a rigorous and results-oriented program designed to ensure an efficient and inclusive transition, for all new East Providence Police patrol officers, following police academy graduation. The program partners new officers with experienced patrol officers who have been identified by their supervisors as highly qualified, and have undergone a training curriculum specific to field training and evaluation. The Field Training Officer is responsible for direct supervision, training, and performance evaluation of the new officer until such time as the trainee officer successfully completes the program.

Contact Information


Patrol Captain Christopher Francesconi