Command Staff

Colonel Ann Assumpico

Superintendent, Rhode Island State Police
Director, Rhode Island Department of Public Safety

Colonel Ann Claire Assumpico

Colonel Assumpico, the thirteenth Superintendent of the Rhode Island State Police and Director of the Rhode Island Department of Public Safety, was appointed by Governor Gina M. Raimondo on November 3, 2016. She is the highest-ranking female to serve in the Rhode Island State Police and the first female to lead a law enforcement agency in the State of Rhode Island.

Colonel Assumpico’s career in law enforcement began forty years ago when she became a Correctional Officer at the Rhode Island Adult Correctional Institution (ACI). During that time, she was an ACI Academy Self-Defense Instructor as well as a member of the Extraction Team and Tactical Team, where she held the rank of Assistant Squad Leader. After serving at the ACI for eight years, Colonel Assumpico attended the Rhode Island Municipal Police Training Academy and joined the Coventry Police Department, where she served for seven years as a Patrol Officer and SWAT Team member.

A member of the 1992 Rhode Island State Police Training Academy Class, Colonel Assumpico has served the past twenty-five years with the Rhode Island State Police. She was promoted to Corporal in 2008, Sergeant in 2012, Lieutenant in 2013, and Captain in 2015. She served in the Patrol Bureau for fifteen years at all the barracks. In addition to being an instructor of defensive tactics, firearms, and domestic violence at the RISP Training Academy, she was also a Night Executive Officer, Field Training Officer, Peer Counselor, and a member of the Honor Guard Unit. She served nine years in the Planning, Research & Accreditation Unit where she served as the Officer-in-Charge. Colonel Assumpico was promoted to Captain in 2015 and most recently served as the Director of Training for State Police Training Academy and Municipal Police Training Academy.

Throughout her career, she has trained both correctional officers and law enforcement officers in self-defense and firearms. Colonel Assumpico was the first and only woman to have ever been assigned as a firearms instructor for the Rhode Island State Police. A fifth-degree black belt in martial arts, she has won ten World Police and Fire Games gold medals in multiple sports and has won twenty World Champion karate titles. She has also been inducted into eleven different martial arts halls of fame.

She holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice from Roger Williams University and a Master of Science Degree in Administration of Justice from Salve Regina University. She previously served as an adjunct faculty member at Salve Regina University.

Lieutenant Colonel Barry

Deputy Superintendent, Chief of Field Operations
Commanding Officer, Department of Public Safety, and Training

Lieutenant Colonel Kevin M. Barry

Lieutenant Colonel Barry, a twenty-three-year veteran of the Rhode Island State Police, is the Deputy Superintendent, Chief of Field Operations and serves as second in command of the Rhode Island State Police. He is responsible for overseeing the Division's Patrol Bureau and the Executive Security Detail. He also serves as the Commanding Officer of the Department of Public Safety, and Training. In this capacity, he oversees the operations and administrative functions of both the State Police and Municipal Police Training Academies as well as agencies within the Department of Public Safety including the Division of Sheriffs, Capitol Police, E 9-1-1 Uniform Emergency Telephone System, Division of State Fire Marshal, and Public Safety Grant Administration Office.

Prior to joining the Rhode Island State Police, Lieutenant Colonel Barry served in the United States Marine Corps. Upon becoming a Trooper in 1994 he was assigned to the Uniform Bureau, where he served at all the barracks. He was transferred to the Detective Bureau in 2000, where he served ten years in the Narcotics / High-Intensity Drug Trafficking Task Force (HIDTA), Intelligence Unit, and the FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF).

He was promoted to the rank of Corporal in 2011, Sergeant in 2011, Lieutenant in 2012, Captain in 2013, and Lieutenant Colonel in 2015. He was also the acting Chief of Police / Colonel of the Cranston Police Department from January 2014 to October 2014. Other assignments include State Police Training Academy Instructor, Prosecution Officer, Night Executive Officer, Commandant of the 2013 State Police Training Academy, Division “A” Commander, Director of Training, and most recently Executive Officer of the Department of Public Safety.

A former Patrol/Narcotics Canine Handler and Officer in the Rhode Island Troopers’ Association for over a decade, Lieutenant Colonel Barry is a graduate of the 239th Session of the FBI National Academy and holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Sociology from Worcester State University.

Lieutenant Colonel Joseph F. Philbin

Chief Investigative / Administrative Officer

Lieutenant Colonel Joseph F. Philbin

Lieutenant Colonel Philbin, a twenty-three-year veteran of the Rhode Island State Police, serves as the Chief Investigative / Administrative Officer. In this capacity, he oversees the Division's Detective Bureau and Administrative Bureau as well as managing all Division personnel.

Prior to joining the Rhode Island State Police, Lieutenant Colonel Philbin served one year with the East Greenwich Police Department. Upon graduating from the State Police Training Academy in 1994, he was assigned to the Uniform Bureau where he served at all the barracks. He was transferred to the Detective Bureau in 2000, where he served for nine years in the Intelligence Unit, FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF), and Narcotics / High-Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas Task Force (HIDTA). He was Officer-in-Charge of the Major Crimes Unit and most recently served as the Detective Commander.

He was promoted to Corporal in 2008, Sergeant in 2010, Lieutenant in 2012, Captain in 2014, Major in 2015, and Lieutenant Colonel in 2016. Other previous assignments include Night Executive Officer, Patrol Commander of the Wickford Barracks, and Director of Training. He was a member of the Division’s Motorcycle Unit where he served as Officer-in-Charge.

Prior to joining the Rhode Island State Police, Lieutenant Colonel Philbin served a Patrolman with the East Greenwich Police Department. Among his credentials, Lieutenant Colonel Philbin holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Sociology from the University of Rhode Island.

Major DiComitis

Inspectional Services Officer

Major Christopher J. Dicomitis

Major Dicomitis, a twenty-year veteran of the Rhode Island State Police, serves as the Major of Inspectional Services. He is responsible for evaluating the operation of the Division, as well as periodic inspections of facilities, vehicles, equipment, records, personnel, and investigative procedures. He oversees the Planning, Research & Accreditation Unit, which is charged with reviewing current Division-wide operations, practices, and policies against mandatory and non-mandatory standards set by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA) and the Rhode Island Police Accreditation Commission (RIPAC). The Inspectional Services Officer serves as the Legislative Liaison Officer for the Division, working with the Governor's Office, General Assembly and other state departments to facilitate legislative initiatives for the Rhode Island State Police and Department of Public Safety. In addition, he serves at the Division's Community Outreach Officer.

Major Dicomitis' previous assignments include having served at all of the Division's barracks. In 2000 he was assigned to the Detective Bureau, where he served in the Major Crimes Unit, the Adult Correctional Institution's State Police Investigative Unit, Officer-in-Charge of the Automobile Theft and Insurance Fraud Unit, and Assistant Detective Commander. He also served as a Field Training Officer and a member of the Crisis Negotiation Unit. Most recently he served as the Captain of the Professional Standards Unit.

Prior to joining the Rhode Island State Police, Major Dicomitis served fourteen years with the Warren Police Department. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice from Elmira College in New York.

Major Dennis B. Fleming

Detective Commander

Major Dennis B. Fleming

Major Fleming, a twenty-three-year veteran of the Rhode Island State Police, serves as the Detective Commander. He is responsible for managing day-to-day operations of the Division's Detective Bureau, which is comprised of the following units: Major Crimes, Auto Theft / Insurance Fraud, Narcotics / High-Intensity Drug Trafficking Area Task Force (HIDTA), Financial Crimes, Intelligence, Fusion Center, Property Control Officer, Violent Fugitive Task Force (VFTF), Gaming Enforcement, Forensic Services and Computer Crimes, FBI Task Forces, and Adult Correctional Institution’s State Police Investigative Unit. He oversees detectives on special assignments, confidential transcriber, and serves on the Witness Protection Board.

Major Fleming has been assigned to all barracks locations as a member of the Uniform Bureau. His previous assignments include Prosecution Officer, Assistant Patrol Commander, and Sergeant with the Rhode Island Division of Sheriffs. He was assigned to the Detective Bureau in 2000, where he served in the Intelligence Unit, Area Detectives, Auto Theft Unit, Violent Fugitive Task Force (VFTF), as the Officer-in-Charge of the High-Intensity Drug Trafficking Area Task Force (HIDTA), and a member of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s Task Force. Most recently he served as the Division's District "A" Commander.

Prior to joining the Rhode Island State Police, Major Fleming worked at the Suffolk County House of Corrections in Boston, Massachusetts. He is a graduate of the 263rd Session of the FBI National Academy. He holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Criminal Justice from Norwich University and a Master of Science in Justice Studies from Roger Williams University.

Major Timothy G. Sanzi

Executive Administrative Officer

Major Timothy G. Sanzi

Major Sanzi, a twenty-three-year veteran of the Rhode Island State Police, serves as the Executive Administrative Officer. In this capacity, he is responsible for the Division’s budget and fiscal management as well as Division personnel. He oversees the Central Management Office, Technical Services / MIS Unit, Capitol Projects and the Division's fleet and supply operations. He is also responsible for the management of the Rhode Island Law Enforcement Telecommunications System (RILETS) and the connection to the National Law Enforcement Telecommunications System (NLETS).

Major Sanzi previously served at all the barracks as a member of the Uniform Bureau. He has also served as Executive Officer for the Department of Public Safety, Uniform Division Commander, Night Executive Officer, State Police Training Academy Instructor and Field Training Officer. He was assigned to the Detective Bureau in 2000, serving in the High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area Task Force (HIDTA), Intelligence Unit, Violent Fugitive Task Force (VFTF), Major Crimes Unit and Financial Crimes Unit for twelve years.

Major Sanzi holds a Master of Science Degree in Justice Studies and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice from Roger Williams University. He also holds an Associates Degree in Business / Law Enforcement from the Community College of Rhode Island. He is a graduate of the 245th Session of the FBI National Academy and the 54th Providence Police Training Academy.

Prior to joining the Rhode Island State Police, he served active duty in the United States Marine Corps infantry division and is a veteran of the Persian Gulf war.

Captain John M. Allen

Executive Officer, Department of Public Safety

Captain John M. Allen

Captain Allen, a twenty-year veteran of the Rhode Island State Police, serves as the Executive Officer of the Department of Public Safety. He manages all administrative functions and operations within the Capitol Police, Division of Sheriffs, Division of State Fire Marshal, the E 9-1-1 Uniform Emergency Telephone System, and Public Safety Grant Administration Office.

Captain Allen has served at the Lincoln Woods, Wickford, Portsmouth, and Hope Valley Barracks as a member of the Uniform Bureau. His previous assignments include Patrol Commander at the Wickford Barracks, Night Executive Officer, and Assistant Patrol Commander, Prosecution Officer at the Lincoln Woods Barracks, and District "B" Commander. Most recently he served as the District "A" Commander.

Captain Allen was an officer of the RI Trooper's Association for eight years, which concluded in 2010 after serving as President.

Captain Matthew C. Moynihan

District "A" Commander

Captain Matthew C. Moynihan

Captain Moynihan, a twenty-year veteran of the Rhode Island State Police, serves as the District "A" Commander. The District "A" Commander is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Uniform Bureau in northern Rhode Island. He also oversees the Commercial Enforcement Unit, Collision Reconstruction Unit, Canine Unit, Honor Guard Unit, Crisis Negotiation Team, and Night Executive Officers.

Captain Moynihan previously served at all the barracks as a member of the Uniform Bureau. He was transferred to the Detective Bureau in 2005, where he served in the High-Intensity Drug Trafficking Area Task Force (HIDTA), Intelligence Unit, the FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF), the FBI’s Organized Crime Task Force, and the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement 287(g) Enforcement Initiative. He has served as the Officer-in-Charge of the Major Crimes Unit, Assistant Detective Commander, and most recently as the District "B" Captain. He is currently the President of the Rhode Island State Police Museum Foundation.

Prior to joining the Rhode Island State Police, Captain Moynihan served with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement as a Federal Immigration Agent. He is a graduate of the 260th Session of the FBI National Academy. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice from Northeastern University.

Captain John C. Alfred

Cyber Crimes Unit and Fusion Center Commander

Captain John C. Alfred

Captain Alfred, a twenty-year veteran of the Rhode Island State Police, serves as the Captain of the Division’s Cyber Crimes Unit and State Fusion Center within the Detective Bureau. Captain Alfred is responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of the Computer and Cyber Crimes Unit and Fusion Center Operations. He also oversees the Joint Cyber Task Force, which is a public and private partnership of cyber professionals.

In the Uniform Bureau, Captain Alfred was assigned to all the barracks locations. He was transferred to the Detective Bureau in 2005 where he was assigned to the Major Crimes Unit, Officer-in-Charge of the Auto Theft and Insurance Fraud Unit, and the Computer and Cyber Crimes Unit where he is currently assigned. He is a former member of the Motorcycle Unit and Honor Guard Unit. Most recently he served as a Night Executive Officer.

Prior to joining the Rhode Island State Police, Captain Alfred served as a Barrington Police Officer for nine years and as a Captain and Company Commander of the 115th Military Police Company in the Rhode Island Army National Guard. Captain Alfred is an Encase certified digital forensic examiner and holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Providence College, an Associates of Science Degree in the Administration of Justice from Roger Williams University, and a Master of Science Degree in Administration of Justice and Homeland Security with a Concentration in Cyber Security and Intelligence from Salve Regina University.

Captain Kenneth S. Buonaiuto

Professional Standards Officer

Captain Kenneth S. Buonaiuto

Captain Buonaiuto, a twenty-year veteran of the Rhode Island State Police, serves as the Captain of the Professional Standards Unit. The Professional Standards Unit is responsible for investigating all complaints and allegations made against sworn and civilian members of the State Police.

Captain Buonaiuto previously served at all the barracks as a member of the Uniform Bureau. He was transferred to the Detective Bureau in 2010, where he served in the Major Crimes Unit and Financial Crimes Unit. He also served as the Officer-in-Charge of the Use of Force/Defensive Tactics Instructor Team and was an Assistant Range Officer. Most recently he served as the Officer-in-Charge of the Major Crimes Unit.

Prior to joining the Rhode Island State Police, Captain Buonaiuto served as a patrol officer for three years with the West Warwick Police Department. He holds a Master of Science Degree and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice from Roger Williams University.

Captain Gerald M. McKinney

Assistant Detective Commander

Captain Gerald M. McKinney

Captain McKinney, a twenty-three-year veteran of the Rhode Island State Police, serves as the Assistant Detective Commander, second in charge of the Detective Bureau. He is responsible for assisting in managing day-to-day operations of the following units within the Detective Bureau: Major Crimes, Automobile Theft & Insurance Fraud, Narcotics / High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area Task Force (HIDTA), Financial Crimes, Intelligence, Property Control Officer, Violent Fugitive Task Force (VFTF), Gaming Enforcement, Charitable Gaming, Forensic Services Unit, Adult Correctional Institution’s State Police Investigative Unit, as well as detectives on special assignments and confidential transcribers. He is also responsible for oversight of the investigative units in the absence of the Detective Commander.

Captain McKinney has served at all the barracks as a member of the Uniform Bureau. He was transferred to the Detective Bureau in 2000, where he served in the Financial Crimes Unit, Major Crimes Unit, the Adult Correctional Institution’s State Police Investigative Unit, and Computer Crimes Unit. He previously served as the Officer-in-Charge of the Technology and Communications Unit and most recently served as the Officer-in-Charge of the Gaming Enforcement Unit and liaison to the Rhode Island Lottery.

Prior to joining the Rhode Island State Police, Captain McKinney served in the Rhode Island Army National Guard for twenty years, retiring as a Captain. He holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics from the University of Rhode Island.

Captain Darnell S. Weaver

Director of Training

Captain Darnell S. Weaver

Captain Weaver, a twenty-three-year veteran of the Rhode Island State Police, serves as the Director of Training for the Rhode Island State Police and the Department of Public Safety. He is responsible for overseeing the daily operations of the State Police Training Academy and the Municipal Police Training Academy.

Captain Weaver served at all the barracks as a member of the Uniform Bureau. His previous assignments include Night Executive Officer and Assistant Patrol Commander of both the Hope Valley and Wickford Barracks. He was also a member of the Honor Guard Unit and served as a Field Training Officer. Most recently he served as the Officer-in-Charge of the State Police Training Academy and Commandant of the 2016 Rhode Island State Police Training Academy Class.

Prior to joining the Rhode Island State Police, Captain Weaver served in the United States Marine Corps.

Captain Derek W. Borek

District "B" Commander

Captain Derek W. Borek

Captain Borek, a twenty-three-year veteran of the Rhode Island State Police, serves as the District "B" Commander. The District "B" Commander is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Uniform Bureau in the southern and East Bay areas of Rhode Island. He also oversees the Division’s Tactical Team, Marine Unit / Dive Team, Motorcycle Team, Block Island Detail, and the Liaison Officer at T.F. Green Airport.

Captain Borek previously served at all the barracks as a member of the Uniform Bureau. His previous assignments include Officer-in-Charge of the State Police Training Academy, Night Executive Officer, and Patrol Commander of the Scituate Barracks. He formerly served as the Division’s range officer and Commander of both the Tactical Team and the Rhode Island Weapons of Mass Destruction Tactical Team. Most recently he served as the Patrol Commander of the Lincoln Woods Barracks.

Among his credentials, Captain Borek holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Business Psychology from Geneseo State University and a Master of Science Degree in Administration of Justice from Salve Regina University.