AAA Southern New England has awarded the Burrillville Police Department the 2014 "GOLD Award" in recognition of Outstanding Achievements in Traffic Safety and the Pedestrian Safety Award for 26 years without a Pedestrian Fatality.
School Resource Officer David Beauchemin recently presented an anti-bullying presentation for the local Girl Scout and Brownie troops at the Burrillville Middle School. There were approximately 50 people in attendance to include parents and girls ranging in age from 6-13. There were also several high school students who shared their experiences as the bullying victims. Officer Beauchemin spoke about the importance of reporting all bullying incidents, reasons why victims and witnesses do not (#1 reason was not wanting to be perceived as a “rat”), the effects, both short term and long term, that bullying has on the victims, and tips on how to prevent bullying. The presentation was well received.
Colonel Stephen Lynch announced that all members of the Burrillville Police Department have been trained in and now carry a NALOXONE Kit. Naloxone is an antidote used to reverse a drug overdose from heroin or prescription pain medication. Another name for this antidote is NARCAN.
2014 RI Highway Safety Champion
Congratulations to Burrillville Police Officer Kyle Genereux for being chosen as the 2014 RI Department of Transportation Highway Safety Overall Champion!
Not only did he win the award for an Officer in a police agency with less than 31 officers, he also won the Overall Champion for Municipal Police Departments with his enforcement of Speeding, Occupant Protection and Drunk Driving. A job well done!
VOLUNTEERING TIME FOR CHILDREN
Recently Lieutenant Dennis Leahey and Officer Holly Barrett voulenteered their time to participate in the Wheels at Work program which was held at the Providence Children's Museum.
ADDITIONAL OFFICERS ARE ON DUTY THIS WEEK !
BECAUSE WE CARE!
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BURRILLVILLE POLICE MOTOR VEHICLE CRASH REPORT?
BURRILLVILLE - SECURITY & AWARENESS FOR ELDERLY
Do you have a family member or friend living in Burrillville who could use a little extra “looking after”? Do you have an elderly parent or relative who lives alone? How about a handicapped friend or a sibling recovering from an accident or surgery? Would it ease your mind to know that someone else besides You is aware of their special needs?
If you answered yes to any of the above questions, then our B-SAFE program is for you! All you need to do is fill out the enrollment form and submit it to the Burrillville Police Communications Center. We will enter all of the information into our records management system. When a call comes into our center from the address submitted, it will automatically advise the dispatcher of the special needs of that resident. We will also call your loved one at a specified day and time to make sure everything is OK!
For more information on this important program, call the Burrillville Police Department at 401-568-6255. Registration forms are available at the police station, Town Hall