Coventry RI Police Department

Chief Frederick J. Heise
Address 60 Wood Street
Coventry RI 02816
Phone 401-826-1100

Current Openings

Open Jobs Salary Deadline
Coventry RI - P.O.S.T. Certified Police Officer (Lateral) $70,850.00 (reflective of years of experience) December 31, 2024

Our mission is to protect the community we serve, enhance public safety, and reduce the incidents and fear of crime



"The Coventry Police is a full-service, municipal law enforcement agency whose mission is to fulfill the law enforcement needs of the people. Our mission is to protect and connect with the community we serve, enhance public safety, and reduce the incidents and fear of crime. We will enforce the laws of the state and the ordinances of the town with a commitment driven by our core values of strength, honor, and integrity. As part of our mission, we are committed to establishing and maintaining proactive partnerships with residents and business owners to work together in solving problems facing our community. We are further committed to maintaining public trust by ensuring we adhere to the highest professional law enforcement standards. We shall continuously strive to improve our services and respond to society's changing needs through a commitment to training, self-development, effective leadership, community interaction and investment in technology."


In a Town Council Meeting on the night of December 13, 1949, a permanent Coventry Police Force was established. Gareld A. Shippee was "hereby appointed a member of the permanent police force of the Town of Coventry and is also hereby appointed permanent chief of police of the Town of Coventry." After him, five officers took the oath of office and were sworn in to their positions. They were Deputy Chief George A. Matteson, Patrolman Alva C. Niebels, Anotonio C. Ottaviano, Paul A. Green, and Victor R. Pajak.

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