Vespia turned him down. This site is the official Facebook page for the South Kingstown Police Department. Fire and EMS services are provided by Richmond and Wyoming Fire Districts. - Manage notification subscriptions, save form progress and more. Westerly Dispatch, is the primary dispatch center for the Rhode Island Southern Fire League, which is the fire mutual aid organization in southwest Rhode Island. After serving in the U.S. Army, Vespia began his career with the Rhode Island State Police in 1959, where he developed a reputation for investigating organized crime. Their objective was to bring down the man who epitomized organized crime in New England: mob boss Raymond L.S. South Kingstown Police Chief Vincent Vespia Jr., at right, said the late Buddy Cianci, at left, was one of his best friends, through good and bad times. Vespia recalls being blunt with the young mayor. He wasnt going to buy a skiff. Cianci turned to Vespia for help with this dilemma. The South Kingstown Fire Department was called in to assist in extinguishing the flames. Uniden BCD996XT No audio from certain channel. Brent Kuzman at 401-789-1091, extension 320. It will take approximately three to four months for a new chief to be hired, Alfred said. When Chief Moon retired many years later, he left a police department ready to face a modern world. Patriarca. A 19-year veteran of the force, he rose through the ranks spending much time in the detective bureau. On November 1, Tamburini will take over his dear friends status as the Ocean States most senior chief of police. Phoenix Police. Vespia expected much from his officers, Allen recalled, and praised them when they did their jobs well. A few days after hed accepted, Cianci called him and asked Vespia to come to Providence to lead the police force. And were in this job because we want to be public servants, we want to help out, said Ewing-Chow who was appointed last November. Dispatchers process confirmations on arrest warrants and relay information to requesting officers. North Kingstown Police Department 8166 Post Road North Kingstown, RI 02852. Dispatchers maintain an accurate status of Police/Fire/EMS personnel via a computer aided dispatching (CAD) system. When asked if Ciancis criminal convictions affected their friendship, Vespia was quick to say no. Ive always gotten along with him. Amateur Radio 0 : Online: Choose a County. Its a young mans job. Do you believe schools have a responsibility to provide their students with universal, free breakfast and lunch? File Photo: Michael Derr. Winds could occasionally gust over 40 mph.. South Kingstown Police Chief Vincent Vespia Jr. will retire Nov. 1 after 57 years in law enforcement, the last 35 years as South Kingstowns top cop. Vespia was there as moral support for a friend looking to apply. 166 were here. Develop and submit recommended annual operating budget and 6-year capital improvement plan to the Town Manager. He was a State Police officer when he was asked to be the Acting Police Chief in Coventry. Location: 27th Ave & Camelback, Phoenix, az System: Regional Wireless Cooperative (RWC) Simulcast A : Phoenix PD All Precinct Talkgroups, and C Deck. You have permission to edit this article. Every 30 minutes, we would use our own 5 cents to call the barracks to see whether or not there was a call. Rhode Island Public Safety all police and fire DPW On RISCON 800MhZ: Public Safety 36 : Online: South Kingstown Fire Dispatch (UFD & KFD) Union Fire District (UFD) and Kingston Fire District (KFD) dispatch channel. Primary operations are in the clear. Fax: 401-294-4180. Identify, report, and remove a variety of public safety hazards and to provide assistance to ensure citizen safety at every opportunity. One day, Cianci and Vespia were at the Old Canteen restaurant. Saying Rhode Island "can't afford" to go back to pre-pandemic days where students were unable to eat at school because their parents couldn't afford to pay for them, Representative Teresa Tanzi (D-Dist. Trevor Richmond to lieutenant, Detective Gary Marquis to sergeant and Patrolman Thomas Bouffard to detective. Vespia has never thought much of the crime family. SOUTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. A new deputy chief and a designated community resource officer are among the South Kingstown Police Department promotions taking effect this month. Partly cloudy skies. So close in fact, each man stood alongside the other at the altar, as best man. The man attacked suffered facial injuries and need to be taken to Rhode Island Hospital, police said. Winds NNE at 25 to 35 mph. Please mention it on our Forums Click here to see FCC frequency listings for Washington County RI Narragansett police ruled the 64-year-old man's death accidental. The states longest-serving police chief submitted a very short letter Friday acknowledging he will vacate his position and retire from town employment, Alfred said. Other projects or efforts will include more social media notices about safety tips and information from the department, a citizens police academy to offer a look beyond simple explanations about law enforcement operations and outreach to elderly citizens to help them recognize scams. It suffered [out] of necessity.. Also: Bristol man charged following early morning police standoff | Bowen's Wharf to host 51st tree lighting | more. Townwide EMS/Rescue provided by Westerly Ambulance Corps on its own frequency, Please login with your Premium Subscriber Account, To learn more about our premium subscription program please see: RadioReference Premium Subscription, Rhode Island Statewide Communications Network (RISCON), Charlestown PD and EMS use the RISCON system for communications. He was on top of everything he needed to be on top of, Geaber said. Ian Grant, 36, was arrested in Connecticut after leading police on a chase through Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island. He was 74. Dispatchers maintain an accurate status of Police/Fire/EMS personnel via a computer aided dispatching (CAD) system. Physical Address 1790 Kingstown Road Wakefield, RI 02879 Phone: (401) 783-3321 Emergency: 911 Directory Phone & Radio Department Phone Numbers Emergency: 911 Police Emergency: 401-783-3341 Fire Emergency: 401-783-2422 Police Routine: 401-783-3321 Automated: 401-783-3166 (0 for Dispatch) Fax: 401-788-9775 Radio Frequencies It may not display this or other websites correctly. Vespia recalled one hitmans reward for the dirtiest of work. Another consideration is a community service corps to work with the department on non-law enforcement matters, such as discussions with University of Rhode Island officials about noise or rowdy student behavior on rental properties in town and assist with monitoring parking rules, Bucco said. High around 40F. Do you believe schools have a responsibility to provide their students with universal, free breakfast and lunch? He served a five-year suspended sentence, but no jail time, and after making a career as a radio show host, was re-elected in 1991 and served until 2002, when he was forced to resign after being found guilty of racketeering conspiracy. One of the smartest moves Ive ever made was to resist going to Providence, Vespia told The Independent in February. That request came after he investigated the murder of a Coventry man in a gravel bank. Managing editor Liz Boardman and reporter Carla Aveledo contributed to this story. Saying Rhode Island "can't afford" to go back to pre-pandemic days where students were unable to eat at school because their parents couldn't afford to pay for them, Representative Teresa Tanzi (D-Dist. 34, South Kingstown, Narragansett) introduced legislation this week that would provide all students in Rhode Island with free break and lunch meals throughout the school year. Review and analyze the needs for police service and the efficiency of Departmental operations; promote enhanced administrative, technical and operational police practices. A legendary professional career that began by chance. He had the tenacity, he had the drive, he had the talent, he had the smarts, and he was a tough guy, Tamburini continued. Along with the then-owner of the Old Canteen, they drew up the costs of owning a yacht on one side of the tablecloth: the slip, the insurance, a crew, maintenance. Chance of rain 90%. In 1978, in an attempt to thaw the ice between competitive Rhode Island police departments, Vespia was paired up with a Providence police lieutenant named Richard Tamburini. Bucco said that community outreach is directed to all residents to embrace cross-cultural understandings of police work and protection of the community. This photo has been digitally altered to remove sensitive material. Im just very, very fortunate to be able to call Vinny Vespia a colleague, Tamburini said. With himself and Officer Bryan Monte, promoted to be the departments first full-time community resource representative, a dedicated effort and very visible effort is starting. On the other side were the rough numbers hed spend to launch a political campaign. Dispatchers conduct computer searches through local, state, and national crime databases for wanted subjects, stolen property, driver and vehicle information. 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One of Vespias closest friends was the late Providence Mayor Vincent Buddy Cianci, Jr. Patriarcas wife, Rita OToole, let them in. East Providence Police and Fire: Public Safety 8 : Online: Providence: Lincoln Fire: Public Safety 3 : Online: . The Dispatchers and Officers work at 2 separate workstations in the Dispatch Center and have a 3rd Dispatch Workstation available if the call frequency requires a 3rd Dispatcher or Officer.