State of Rhode Island Life Saver Awards
Burrillville Police Officers Lt. Dennis Leahey, Sgt. WIlliam Lacey, Officer William Blais and Dispatcher Glen Biddiscombe received the Rhode Island Life Savers Award on Thursday October 24th at a ceremony at the State House by Secretary of State, A. Ralph Mollis and Governor Lincoln Chaffee. The awards were given for the exceptional performance in saving the life of a 52 year old male who was threatening suicide with a knife.
Photos courtsey of Raina Smith, Director of Communications RI Secretary of State's Office
Check out the new 2013 Ford Police Interceptor! Our new cars have All-wheel Drive to assist with Burrillville's snowy winters, high powered LED emergency lighting to protect officers while in traffic. The 2013 Police Interceptors have high output V-6 engines which will experience much better gas mileage than our old Crown Victoria police cars. Not to mention they look really sharp!
Burrillville Police Officers donate toys to the KIDS, COPS & CHRISTMAS program sponsored by the RI Police Chiefs Association.
Officers left to right: Ofc. Dave Beauchemin, Ofc. Kyle Genereux, Sgt. Jason Eddy, Sgt. Brian Pitts and Ofc. Ed Harrison
Our new police monument was completed just in time for National Police Week May 13th to19th. A legislative grant of $1000. was awarded to fund the flag pole, the landscaping donated by Roots and Shoots of Nasonville, a solar spot light, gift from the 2012 Citizens Police Academy graduates and the plaque provided by Burrillville Lodge 27 Fraternal Order of Police.
Officers promoted by the Burrillville Police Department on June 22, 2011 at a meeting of the Town Council, were sworn in by Municipal Court Judge Joseph Carrol.
Left to right: Inspector Michael Bouchard, Sergeant Jason Eddy. Lieutenant Dennis Leahey, Judge Joseph Carroll, Colonel Bernard Gannon and Major Lareto Guglietta.
Recent Drug Arrest!
Drug arrest nets over 2 1/2 pounds of Marijuana, Morphine and other narcotics on February 7, 2012!
A PROUD MOMENT
CONGRATULATIONS TO OFFICER WILLIAM LACEY FOR RECEIVING THE PASCOAG FIRE DEPARTMENT AWARD OF VALOR.
Pictured with Officer Lacey is Pascoag Fire Chief John DeFusco.
Lieutenant John Connors, stands beside students that recently graduated from the 2011 Junior Achievement Program. The top photo is Mrs. Auclair's 3rd grade class and the bottom picutre is Mrs. Cornell's 3rd grade class at the WIlliam Callahan Elementary Scchool in Harrisville. Lieutenant Connors has taught Junior Achievement for over ten years.
A Visit from an Old Friend!
Michael Catania was a foreign exchange student at Burrillville High School in 1998. During that time, Mike attended the second Burrillville Citizen Police Academy. Well since that time, Michael took his experiences from the academy and made the decision to become a police officer. Mike went back to his native country of Australia and did in fact become a police officer. He is a Constable and SWAT Officer with the Victoria Police. Mike came to visit us this year bringing his beautiful wife Rita with him and stopped in the station to say hello. It is great to see he is doing so well and happy that the Burrillville Citizen Police Academy was such a big chapter in his life. Way to go Mate!
Lt. Larry Guglietta, Officer Mike Catania and Sgt. Dennis Leahey Officer Catania on Patrol in Australia
The Burriliville Police Department "IS NOT" accepting applications at this time.
When applications are accepted they can be obtained at Burrillville Town Hall 105 Harrisville Main Street,Burrillville, RI 02830
For those interested... listed below are the current qualifications required to become a Burrillville Police Officer.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED FOR EMPLOYMENT:
At the time of application, candidates must possess an education equal to the completion of an Associates Degree (60 credit hours) in Law Enforcement or Criminal Justice. A Bachelors degree in one of these fields is desired. Candidates who served honorably in active military service for two years or the National Guard or Reserves for four years may be substituted for educational requirements. Likewise, certification from the RI Municipal Police Academy as a Municipal Police Officer or three years of satisfactory employment as a Correctional Officer may be substituted for the educational requirements. Candidates must be a US citizen with a valid Rhode Island drivers license. The candidate must successfully pass drug screening; plus physical, written, psychological, and medical examinations A full background investigation
is part of the evaluation process. The Town of Burrillville offers an attractive benefits package.
HOW TO APPLY
When hiring, applications may be obtained at the Office of the Town Manager located at Town Hall 105 Harrisville Main Street during regular business hours. Send or fax an application package to James H. Moran, Chairman Personal Board, 105 Harrisville Main Street, Harrisville, RI 02830 For more information call: 401-568-4300 Ex. 115. FAX 401-568-0490.
The vehicle you see pictured below was used during the delivery of narcotics to undercover police officers. After the case was concluded and resulted in a guilty verdict of the owner, the police department filed for forfeiture of the vehicle. The vehicle was awarded to the Burrillville Police Department. It will be used by the maintanence division for snow plowing and general use.
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WINTER PARKING BAN - November 1st through March 31st
By order of Burrillville Town Ordinance 6-1.3 Overnight Parking Prohibited, no motor vehicles are premitted to park on any street within the Town of Burrillville between the hours of 1:00 a.m and 6:00 a.m. from November 1st through March 31st inclusive. Those who violate this order are subject to a summons of $10.00. If the fine is not paid within 7 days, the fine will double and a notice will be sent to the vehicle owner ordering that person to appear before the Burrillville Municipal Court. All appearences before the Municipal Court will be assessed an additional $25.00 court costs.
Taking the Tour
During the school vacation in August, Officer Dave Beauchemin gave a group of Burrillville Middle School students a tour of the police headquarters facility.
Burrillville Police Raid
Nets Large Amount of MARIJUANA
15 pounds of Marijuana along with cash on display for the press at the Burrillville Police Station.
A Burrillville Police Department undercover drug operation has been very successful. So far police have made nine arrests and confiscated just over 15 pounds of Marijuana with a street value of over $75,000.00. Also seized in the course of the arrests and investigation were four vehicles used by the drug dealers and just under $4,000.00 in cash.
New Department Patch
Ofc. William Blais worked very hard and designed our new Burrillville Police Department patch. As you can see the new patch depicts the Burrillville Town Hall with the United States and Rhode Island flags waving in the back ground.