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Department ​Administration and Staff

Director of Security and​ Safety | Chief of Campus Police: Colonel James J. Mendonca

Assistant Director of Security and​ Safety for Operations | ​Deputy Chief of Campus Police: Major Richard G. Silva

Assistant Director of Security and​ Safety for Administration: Captain Joseph D. Acampora, Jr.

Data Management Coordinator | Clery Act Compliance: Vacant

The Rhode Island College Police Department maintains the HIGHEST RATIO of professionally experienced law enforcement personnel of the three state institutions of higher learning.

  • ALL RIC Campus Police personnel are REQUIRED to be successful graduates of the Rhode Island Municipal Police Academy PRIOR to hiring
  • ALL have served with municipal or state police agencies PRIOR TO BEING EMPLOYED by the college
  • MOST have served previously in Supervisory, Staff, Command or Administrative capacities
  • Unlike the remaining state institutions, Rhode Island College does not maintain a supportive staff of non-sworn personnel. With the exception of the Clery Coordinator, all members of the department are Rhode Island Police Officers Commission on Standards and Training(POST) certified police officers.

Supervisory Officers

Lieut. David Henry, First Shift
Lieut. Jeffrey Brunelle, Second Shift
Lieut. John St. Lawrence, Third Shift
Lieut. Kenneth Lopardo, Overlap Shift​

Police Officers

Ofc. Kristen Calise
Ofc. Patrick Conaty
Ofc. Frank Del Santo
Ofc. Jeffrey Fryer
Ofc. Robert Menard
Ofc. Mark Panzarella​
Ofc. George Pearson
Ofc. Robert Perry
Ofc. Keven Roca
Ofc. Andrew Scanlon
Ofc. Margaret Schlageter​
Ofc. Joseph Tiernan
Ofc. Gary Venditto
Ofc​. Joseph Vigeant​​​​​​​​

Page last updated: March 30, 2021