This information pertains to the Focused Assessment of the Rhode Island State Police. Below is a statement from Colonel Ann C. Assumpico, Superintendent of the Rhode Island State Police, as well as an overview of the findings and recommendations and a copy of the final report. All documents were posted on January 30, 2018, unless otherwise noted.
When first appointed as Superintendent of the Rhode Island State Police, I pledged to conduct a full assessment of this agency. I want to ensure we are keeping pace with best practices in law enforcement so we can continue to provide exceptional levels of service and protection to the people of our state.
The Rhode Island State Police already has an impeccable reputation throughout the country, especially here in Rhode Island. It is among a select number of law enforcement agencies nationwide to meet to meet the rigorous requirements required to achieve Accreditation with Excellence under the Gold Standard Assessment Model set by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA). However, law enforcement agencies across the country are constantly facing new challenges requiring updates to policies, procedures, training and equipment. (More)
Colonel Ann C. Assumpico was appointed Superintendent of the Rhode Island State Police by Governor Gina M. Raimondo on November 3, 2016. As the new Superintendent, Colonel Assumpico wanted to assess the agency’s policies and procedures and identify strategies to improve recruitment, training and administrative procedures. As a result, Colonel Assumpico hired Terrance W. Gainer, Sr., LLC, a nationally recognized law enforcement expert, to conduct an independent assessment of the Division. (More)