Office of Campus Police​

RIPAC award of accreditation
What We Do

Our philosophy is simple: provide a secure and welcoming environment so that our campus community members can grow and thrive in their personal and professional lives.

Contact Information
Campus Police Administration

Colonel James J. Mendonca
Director of Security and Safety​
Chief of Campus Police

Major Richard G. Silva
Assistant Director of
​Security and Safety for Operations​
Deputy Chief of Campus Police

Captain Joseph D. Acampora Jr.
Assistant Director of Security and Safety for Administration

Ms. Laura Coelho
Data Management Coordinator, Clery Act Compliance

The Rhode Island College Campus Police is an Accredited Law Enforcement Agency

Rhode Island Police Accreditation Commission logo

On June 30, 2021, the Rhode Island College Campus Police was awarded State Law Enforcement Accreditation by the Rhode Island Police Accreditation Commission. This distinguished honor is the result of the hard work and dedication of the members of the agency to meet the rigorous performance standards set by the Commission. These standards reflect universally accepted best practices in policing and assist the agency in establishing and maintaining its status as a professional law enforcement organization dedicated to providing exemplary police services to the campus community. The Accreditation award will remain in effect for three years, at which time the Commission will conduct an on-site reassessment of the agency for reaccreditation purposes.

Our Mission

RIC Campus Police Logo

The mission of the Rhode Island College Campus Police​, a component​ of the College's Department of Security and Safety, while multifaceted, is simplistic in nature and is centered upon a single goal: to provide for the safety of life, personal and institutional property, and to enhance the educational process.​

This goal is accomplished through the enforcement of all local, state and federal laws and statutes, as well as the various policies and procedures established by the college administration and the Council on Postsecondary Education.​​


Compliment and Complaint Procedure

We encourage community members to take the time to write or call the department and ask for a supervisor. Offer your personal thoughts which will be conveyed to the Chief of Police and then, formally, to the officer themselves.