Rhode Island Capitol Police - Chief Joseph Little, Jr.
Chief Joseph Little, Jr. was appointed to lead the Rhode Island Capitol Police Department in August of 2010. He is responsible for the planning, organizing and daily operations of the entire agency. This includes implementing policies, procedures, training and reviewing security protocols to ensure that state facilities and the employees and visitors of those facilities are safe.
Prior to appointment, Chief Little spent 29 years with the Narragansett Rhode Island Police Department rising through the ranks and serving 3 years as the Chief. During that period, he served 6 months as the Acting Town Manager.
Chief Little holds a Master’s Degree from Salve Regina University and is a graduate of the 215th Session of the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Virginia. He is a member of the Executive Board of the New England Chiefs of Police Association, a member of the International Police Chief’s Association (Capitol Police Section), the Rhode Island Police Chief’s Association, the FBI National Academy Associates, and the University of Rhode Island Criminologists Association.