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.
- local_phone(401) 456-8888
- placeWelcome Center East Entrance
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
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.
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.