To view the video click here: https://vimeo.com/435897146/38854df5cd
PROVIDENCE — The Rhode Island Police Chiefs’ Association is pleased to announce the release of the organization’s new video regarding the recently launched Twenty for 2020 Campaign that was announced late last month.
The video will be shared by police departments across the state as part of their efforts to spread awareness about the campaign and its importance.
The Twenty for 2020 Campaign is a list of promises and policy amendments set by the collective body of police chiefs in Rhode Island. Among those promises are commitments to open book policies and procedures, better communication with the public and further training on diversity, implicit biases and procedural justice.
On Thursday, June 25, 43 of Rhode Island’s police chiefs gathered at the Cranston Police training complex to announce the implementation of the campaign.
The video features RIPCA leaders and chiefs from across Rhode Island speaking about the campaign and what it represents, including:
- RIPCA Executive Director Sidney Wordell
- Lincoln Police Chief and RIPCA President Brian Sullivan
- Narragansett Police Chief Sean Corrigan
- University of Rhode Island Police Department Chief Stephen Baker
- Cranston Police Chief Michael Winquist
- Smithfield Police Chief Richard St. Sauveur
- Jamestown Police Chief Edward Mello
“This is something that we are all part of,” Chief Mello said during the video. “We are proud of the communities we serve, including each and every resident and community member. We stand committed to being a part of the conversation and solution until these issues have been resolved for good.”
The video can be viewed here: https://vimeo.com/435897146/38854df5cd
About the Rhode Island Police Chiefs’ Association:
The Rhode Island Police Chiefs’ Association (RIPCA) was established in 1950 and is comprised of more than one-hundred members; including active and retired police chiefs, and associate members – representing nearly 50 municipal, state and campus agencies that serve more than 1 million Rhode Islanders living in communities across the Ocean State.
The Rhode Island Police Chiefs’ Association has been – and will continue to be – committed in its pursuit of excellence as we strive to work closer with citizens and community partners alike in an ongoing effort to form sustaining foundations for safe and secure communities; foundations formed to endure socioeconomic instability and variations in crime rates. Our active engagement on issues of public safety policy and legislation will help shape the future.