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Phone : (401) 231-4210   |    Address : 1651 Atwood Avenue in Johnston, RI 02919-3213

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Greetings from the Johnston Police Department

Welcome to the Johnston Rhode Island Police Department’s website.  The Johnston Police Department has provided community services for the people of Johnston RI for more than 100 years, and through advancements in technology, training, and professional development, the Johnston Police Department has evolved into one of the finest law enforcement organizations that this state has to offer.   Serving approximately 30,000 residents, in nearly 12,000 households, on over 27 square miles, the Town of Johnston has quickly grown into one of the busiest, most geographically diverse and industrialized communities in the State of Rhode Island.

Recruitment Notice


The Department's Physical Agility will take place at 1:00 pm on Saturday, March 28, 2015, in the Recreation Center at Rhode Island College, 600 Mt. Pleasant Avenue, Providence, RI 02908.  



Google Maps link from Johnston Police HQ to the Recreation Center on the Rhode Island College Campus below;


Google Map Link RIC Recreation Center


Use the Event Center Entrance of the facility.



Recruits are required to wear a solid color white t-shirt, solid dark colored athletic shorts, white socks and appropriate running sneakers. 

Water bottles, wrist watches and car keys are permissible, however jewelry (other than marriage bands), headphones, and other similar items are strictly prohibited.  Please secure all cell phones in your vehicle prior to entering the gymnasium. 

Bring your license with you and know your application number.






There will be NO VIN Checks

held on the following dates:


 Thursday, March 26, 2015

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

 Sorry for any inconvenience.






A Chiefs of Police Secretaries Association (COPSA) Scholarship in the amount of $500 will be awarded in June, 2015.  This one-time award will be given to a high school senior or anyone possessing a GED from any Rhode Island high school – public, private, or parochial; accepted in a business program and have a good scholastic average.

This Scholarship must be utilized during the school year it is awarded.  Payment will be made in the name of the recipient directly to the school.


Scholarship selection criteria includes:

·        Academic achievement and potential

·        Community /volunteer activities

·        School activities

·        Leadership

·        Awards/honors

·        Financial need

·        Scholarship and character recommendations

Application must be postmarked by May 15, 2015.

Send completed forms, letters, and transcript to:

                             COPSA Scholarship Committee

                             Attention:  Patricia E. Tweedie

Cumberland Police Department

1380 Diamond Hill road

Cumberland, RI  02864


For further information contact one of the following COPSA Scholarship Committee members:


Ginnie Bowry

                              Department of Public Safety

                              Bryant University

                              1150 Douglas Pike

                              Smithfield, RI  02917

Phone:   401-529-3227

Email:   gbowry@gmail.com


Lisa DiSciullo

Smithfield Police Department

215 Pleasant View Avenue

Smithfield, RI  02917

Phone:  401-232-2500  x-14

Email:  lisa@smithfieldpd.com


Patricia Tweedie

Cumberland Police Department

1380 Diamond Hill road

Cumberland, RI  02864

Phone:  401-333-2500

Email:  ptweedie@cumberlandpolice.com


Lori Anderson

Johnston Police Department

1651 Atwood Avenue

Johnston, RI  02919

Phone:  231-4210  x-4016

Email:  Landerson656@yahoo.com


Click HERE for the full COPSA 2015 Scholarship Application

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