Did you know you can be pulled over for not buckling up - whether it's you or your passengers? Either way, you get the ticket. Police are cracking down on seat belt violators this week.
Town of Burrillville
The Town of Burrillville is presently developing an employment list for probationary police officer within the Burrillville Police Department. Burrillville is a community with a population of approximately 16,000. At the time of appointment to the academy, candidates must possess an education at least equal to the completion of an Associates Degree (60 credit hours) in Law Enforcement or Criminal Justice, but a Bachelor's Degree in one of these fields is preferred. Two (2) years of honorable active military service, four (4) years of reserve or National Guard Duty, three (3) years of satisfactory employment as a Correctional Officer or certification from the Rhode Island Municipal Police Academy as a Municipal Police Officer may be substituted for the educational requirement. Applicants must be a citizen of the United
States with a valid driver’s license. Candidates must successfully pass the following examinations: physical agility, swim, written, psychological, medical, and drug screen. A background investigation will be part of the process. The Town of Burrillville offers an attractive benefits package. A $25 non-refundable fee to cover the cost of testing materials will be charged to those applicants who have the minimum qualifications for the position. No additional fees will be charged.
Send application to:
Paul A. MacDonald, Chairman, Personnel Board
105 Harrisville Main Street
Harrisville, RI 02830
Phone: (401) 568-4300 ext. 115
Fax: (401) 568-0490
All applications must be received by mail or fax no later than March 20, 2014 at noon.
The Town of Burrillville is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The Town prohibits discrimination in all aspects of employment because of age, race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, political or religious affiliation, or physical or mental disability.
Changes coming to Route 102 in Burrillville!!!
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation is considering changes to Route 102 in Burrillville in the wake of several serious car crashes in July. Three people have been killed and several injured in three separate accidents on one stretch of road between July 5 and 15. Burrillville police said the crashes were the result of drivers not paying attention and not necessarily road conditions.
The DOT said it is considering adding more space between the opposite lanes of travel and reducing shoulder widths along several sections of Route 102. The DOT said it also plans to add rumble strips in the center median and shoulders to alert drivers. "We're looking to have a rumble strip put in and maybe separating the center lines, giving 3 or 4 feet in the center median where the lines would be separated. So that way when you hit the rumble strip, it will take back your attention and get you to get back in your lane," Maj. Lareto Guglietta said. Lowering the current 50 mph speed limit in certain areas is also under consideration. Police said they've also increased traffic patrols on Route 102. The DOT said similar changes made on Route 6 in Foster have been successful.
Recent enforcement efforts between the Burrillville Police and Rhode Island State Police have led to 126 citations on Rte. 102 in the last seven days.
PAY ATTENTION STAY ALIVE !
REPORT IT !
The photos below were drawn by local artist and Burrillville resident Jim Weicherding. Jim has been campaigning for highway safety in Rhode Island for years and supports our local police with his drawings and coloring books which are distributed to children all over the State of Rhode Island. He is well known for his caricature BUCKLEUPALLOFUS!
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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 or CLICK HERE!