Providence Police Department

History of The PPD Exhibit At City Hall

Look at that face. Check out the new exhibit — “Protecting Providence: Three Centuries of Policing in Rhode Island’s Capital City” — Providence City Hall, second floor. Great old photos, documents, and artifacts like old handcuffs and billy clubs. Lots of fun gangster names and quirky stories (Lizzie Borden got arrested for stealing paintings from …

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Police Chief Esserman Resigns

Oh to be a fly on the wall in this building. The mood within the walls of the Esserman home is just too awful to contemplate. Surely this one goes into the ‘Facebook Hall of Fame’ under the “you will never ever hear the end of this young lady” division. (Each Esserman sibling just got …

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Dan The Man With Friend

Officer Dan Famiglietti of the Providence Police Mounted Command is patrolling the Thayer Street area today — presumably to greet and guide the out-of-towners — on board this utterly imposing and gorgeous piece of horse flesh. According to the ‘Meet the Horses’ page at the Command website, The majority of the mounts are “draft crosses” …

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It’s a Shakedown

And horrible public relations. An excellent article in today’s Providence Journal ‘Spas are regular contributors to police organizations’ details how professional fundraisers, identifying themselves with various police organizations, extort money from small business owners. The emphasis in the article is on the unsavory targeting of, and thus association with, massage parlors and spas, but this …

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Less Bear, More Bull

Apparently none of the federal stimulus money can be used for the polar bear exhibit after all, so we don’t have to hear about that anymore. (Even The Colbert Report took a swipe at us over that one.)  This was confirmed by Mayor Cicilline appearing today on Fox and Friends.  But let’s get back to …

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to the PPD from the PDD*

Could you guys maybe worry a little less about speeding and a little more about graffiti? Aren’t you even a little embarrassed that these evil-doers are now tagging your own equipment with apparent impunity? Put down the radar you wusses — you’ve got real guns — use ’em. *actually the opinions expressed here are strictly …

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