The Investigations Unit consists two (2) sworn police officers that have undergone specialized training at the R.I. State Crime Lab, at the University of R.I. Detectives are responsible for coordinating all investigations for the department. All preliminary investigative information contained in criminal reports will be reviewed and screened by the Investigations Unit. Follow-up investigations will be conducted on those incidents, which have the best chance of being successfully closed based on solvability factors.
Functional areas of responsibility include, but aren't limited to: follow-up investigations, crime scene investigations, evidence collection and storage, narcotics, vice and intelligence operations, finger printing, case file management, victim-witness assistance, and uniform crime reports.
Detectives periodically participate in roll-call sessions with shift officers for the purpose of providing feedback on investigations, and to exchange information with members of the Community Policing Bureau. Detectives also play a key role in assisting victim/witnesses and work closely with the Providence Police Department, as well as other law enforcement agencies, to ensure a victim/witness is informed and safe. All criminal complaints are processed within this unit.
Special Operations Commander
Sergeant John Carvalho, ext. 3-5376
Detective Mark Edmonds, ext. 3-3412
Detective Jeanne Peck , ext. 3-9956
Detective Armand Pereira , ext. 3-5292
Detective John Remka, ext. 3-5291