Executive Committees

RHODE ISLAND POLICE CHIEFS’ ASSOCIATION

2019 LIST OF COMMITTEE/BOARD/COMMISSION ASSIGNMENTS

 

Special Committees

Pursuant to the provisions of Article 5, Section 3, of the By-Laws and Regulations of the Rhode Island Police Chiefs’ Association, the following Police Chiefs are appointed to the EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE for the year 2019.

 

Pursuant to the provision of Article 9, Section 1, the following appointments are made to the following committees:

LEGISLATIVE COMMITTEE

Chief Michael Winquist, Chair

Chief John Desmarais

Colonel John MacDonald

Chief Richard Ramsay

Executive Director

 

BY-LAWS COMMITTEE

Chief Richard St. Sauveur Jr. Chair

Colonel Stephen Brown

STANDARDS, TRAINING, EDUCATION      

Colonel James Mendonca, Chair

Colonel John MacDonald, Vice-Chair

Chief Edward Mello

RISP, Director of Academy     

Colonel Hugh Clements

Executive Director

 

HOSPITALITY COMMITTEE & FUNDRAISING

Jamie Hainsworth, Co-Chair

Chief, Richard Tamburini, Co-Chair

Executive Director

Mr. Robert Ragosta

Mr. Joseph Turino

Chief Sheriff David DeCesare

Mr. Robert O’Neil

Mr. Thomas Breckel

 

NOMINATING COMMITTEE

Chief David Briet

Chief Thomas Oates

 

MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE

Chief Richard Silva, Chair

Chief Richard Ramsey

Chief John Desmarais

Executive Director RIPCA

 

TECHNOLOGY COMMITTEE

Chief Edward Mello, Chair

Colonel Stephen Lynch

Colonel Hugh Clements Jr.

 

TERRORISM/HOMELAND SECURITY

Colonel James Manni, Co-Chair

Chief Elwood Johnson, Co-Chair

Chief Mark Porter

Chief Steven Cahill

 

CIVIL RIGHTS COMMITTEE

Chief Elwood Johnson, Co-Chair 

Colonel James Mendonca, Co-Chair

Colonel James Manni

Chief Brian Sullivan

Chief Joseph Little

Chief Mark Porter

Colonel Hugh Clements

Chief Thomas Oates

Colonel Michael Winquist

Chief John Desmarais

Executive Director RIPCA

 

FINANCE COMMITTEE

Chief Edward Mello, Chair

Chief John Desmarais

Chief Joseph Little

Chief David Palmer

Executive Director RIPCA

 

AUDIT COMMITTEE

Chief Richard Tamburini Co-Chair

Chief Edward Mello, Co-Chair

Chief Stephen Baker

CHARITY COMMITTEE

Chief Richard Tamburini, Chair

Jamie Hainsworth

Chief Sheriff David DeCesare

Mr. Robert O’Neil

Mr. Joseph Terino

 

STRATEGIC PLAN COMMITTEE

Chief John Desmarais, Vice Chair

Executive Director Vice Chair

Chief Richard St. Sauveur

Christine Crocker

•••SPECIAL COMMITTEES•••

Rhode Island Police Chiefs’ Association Technology Exposition

Chief John Desmarais, Co-Chair

Chief Thomas Tighe (ret.)

Chief Richard Ramsey

Honorable Madis Suvari

Ted Pezzelli

Executive Director RIPCA

 

Traffic Safety Coalition/Highway Safety Issues Coalition

Representative(s):        Commissioner Steven Pare

                                       Colonel Richard Sullivan (ret.)

 

State Traffic Commission – Manual of Traffic Control Devices

(Note:  This committee is appointed by the Governor) R.I.G.L. 31-13-1

Governor shall consult with RIPCA on 1 public seat, Senate confirmation required

 

Permanent Advisory Committee on Court Security

Colonel James Mendonca

 

 

•••BOARDS AND STANDING COMMITTEES - As of 2019•••

RHODE ISLAND PUBLIC SAFETY GRANT ADMINISTRATION OFFICE:

42-26-6. Criminal justice policy board

Steering Committee: (President & 1 active member)

Chief Brian Sullivan

Chief John Desmarais

POLICE OFFICER’S COMMISSION ON STANDARDS AND TRAINING (POST):

(Note:  This committee is appointed by the Governor) R.I.G.L. 42-28.2.3

Chair: Chief Edward Mello

Member: Colonel Hugh Clements

Member: Colonel Michael Winquist

Member: Ms. Maria Deaton; esq.

Member: Mr. Shawn J. Brown; Middletown Town Administrator

Violence Against Women Law Enforcement Task Force Liaison:

Representative: Chief Tina Goncalves

Alternate: Chief Steven Baker

State Crime Lab:

Governor appointment / Senate approval needed

Representative: Chief Thomas Oates

Alternate: Chief Steven Baker

Law Enforcement Planning Committee:

Chair: Chief Tina Goncalves

Co-Chair: Colonel Michael Winquist

Members: Chief Gary Silva

                  Colonel John MacDonald

                  Chief John Desmarais

                  Chief Thomas Lee

                  Chief Joseph DelPrete

                  Chief Richard Ramsay

                  Colonel James Mendonca

                  Chief Elwood Johnson

 

School Safety Committee

Chief Donald Delaere

Criminal Justice Hall of Fame

Board member: President RIPCA, Chief Brian Sullivan

Alternate: Executive Director RIPCA

Rhode Island Commission on Bias and Prejudice:

Representative: Chief Brian Sullivan

Alternates: Colonel James Mendonca

                    Chief Thomas Oates

IACP—SACOPS:

Representative: Colonel Hugh T. Clements Jr.

Executive Board/100 Club of Rhode Island:

Representative: President RIPCA, Chief Brian Sullivan

Alternate: Colonel John McDonald

 

Special Olympics/R.I. Torch Run (IACP Sanctioned):

Chair: Chief Elwood Johnson

Member: Chief Stephen Lynch

Member: Chief Richard St. Sauveur

 

Rhode Island League of Cities and Towns:

Representative: Chief Brian Sullivan

Alternate: 

Board of Police Officers’ Relief:

Representative: Chief Richard Ramsay

 

State Emergency Response Commission:

Representative: Colonel Stephen Lynch

Alternate: Chief John MacDonald

 

CJIS Policy Advisory Board:

Representative: Chief Edward Mello

 

Flashing Red Light Committee: R.I.G.L. 31-23-11.1

Representative: Chief David Palmer

Representative: Chief Stephen Lynch    

Interoperable Communications Committee:

Representative: Chief Patrick Jones

 

Joint Municipal Shared Services Study Commission:

Chaired by Lt. Governor Daniel McKee

http://www.ri.gov/press/view/24550

Public Safety Dispatch Advisory Committee

Representative: Chief Brian Sullivan

                            Chief Elwood Johnson

 

Joint Behavioral Health and Firearm Safety Task Force: expired January 31, 2014

Joint Resolution creating a behavioral health and firearms safety task force to review and make recommendations for statutes relating to firearms and behavioral health issues.

Representative: Chief Elwood Johnson

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