April 12 – 18, 2015 has been designated as National Public Safety Telecommunications Week.
Colonel Stephen Lynch would like to take this moment to thank the dedicated professional men and women who make up the Communications Division here at the Burrillville Police Department. These behind-the-scenes individuals work around the clock to answer police, fire, and EMS calls, send appropriate personnel, handle station walk-in traffic, and provide vital information to responders, all while helping to keep our officers safe. Dispatchers, as they are commonly referred to, truly are the most important people you will never see! They are the “first responders” to all calls received at the Burrillville Police Department.
If you talk to one of our dispatchers this week, please join me in thanking them for their service, and for a job well done!
Back: William Gately, Michael Gingell, Kathleen Mulcahy
Front: Jesse Morin, Glen Biddiscombe, Paula Gleason, Richard Lapierre
Not pictured: Shane Mansolf, Joseph Bertholic
A MESSAGE FROM COLONEL STEPHEN J. LYNCH AND MEMBERS OF THE BURRILLVILLE POLICE DEPARTMENT:
We need your help to address those that profit from the sale of illegal drugs and by the addiction and possible death of others. And your help is needed for those that can’t help themselves.
Since December 31, 2014, this community has seen the unfortunate and preventable deaths of 6 individuals -- all due to narcotics overdoses. These deaths have impacted the lives of many Burrillville families.
The Burrillville Police Department is committed to protecting this community in all ways possible, through enforcement, education and treatment.
Tackling this problem requires your support in a variety of ways. Enforcement efforts are quite often based upon information and cooperation with the police department. We need your help in attacking this problem. Any information regarding narcotics sales and trafficking will be kept confidential. The call you make could save a life and quite possibly the life of a loved one. The Police department has enacted a Narcotics Tips Line of 401-371-2553. All calls to the NARCOTICS TIPS LINE will be kept confidential.
BURRILLVILLE POLICE NARCOTICS TIPS LINE 401-371-2553.
Currently there are 5 active Police Department Members on the Town’s Anti Substance Abuse Task Force, which is co-chaired by Burrillville School Superintendent Dr. Frank Pallotta and myself. The Task Force is comprised of School Personnel, Police Department members, elected officials, Fire Personnel, and members from throughout the community. The Task Force has focused its efforts through speaking programs and drug awareness presentations within the schools and look to expand by reaching those that are struggling with addiction within the community. The Police Department in conjunction with the School Department has also deployed Officer David Beauchemin fulltime as the School Resource Officer to assist in guiding our children in all five schools.
For those that need help in beating their addiction, we have provided contact numbers to the below listed resources and treatment centers. Getting clean, and staying clean, saves lives.
Please help us protect this community. Addiction has killed and will continue to kill in this beautiful and strong town. However there is nothing beautiful or strong about what has taken away lives at such an alarming rate since December 31st 2014.
Recovery Links and Information for Northern Rhode Island
Community Mental Health Centers
- Community Care Alliance 401-235-7120
- Well One Behavioral Health Center 401-568-7661 ext. 3
- Gateway – Johnston 401-553-1031
- Gateway – Pawtucket 401-723-1915
- Phoenix House Detoxification Center 401-295-0960
- SStar 401-294-0419
Opiate Treatment Programs (Methadone)
- Discovery House 401-762-1511
- The Journey to Hope, Health &Healing 401-946-0650
- Addiction Recovery Institute 401-725-2520
- Center for Treatment and Recovery 401-727-1287
2-1-1 is the statewide resource center for information and referrals, and it comes with the support and expertise of a national network of referral experts.
2-1-1 provides a trained and caring human connection – a call specialist – who helps people find assistance on everything from childcare needs and mental health issues, food and heating assistance, to gambling problems and elder care services. In the event of a significant storm or natural disaster, United Way 2-1-1 in Rhode Island support state agencies and connects people to critical services.
The call to 211 is free and confidential, and is available 24 hours a day, every day.
BURRILLVILLE POLICE NARCOTICS TIPS LINE 401-371-2553.
BURRILLVILLE POLICE 24 HOUR LINE 401-568-6255
New Officer Sworn In
At the January 28th, Town Council Meeting, Burrillville Probationary Police Officer Jacek Ochocki was sworn in by Town Clerk Louise Phaneuf. Ochocki graduated from the Rhode Island Municipal Police Training Academy in December. Officer Ochocki’s swearing in before the Town Council and Town Manager, was supported by his family and his fellow members of the Burrillville Police Department. He is currently assigned to Field Training in the Patrol Division.
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.
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.
ANNUAL WINTER PARKING BAN - November 1st through March 31st
By order of Burrillville Town Ordinance 6-1.3 Overnight Parking Prohibited, no motor vehicles are permitted to park on any street within the Town of Burrillville between the hours of 1:00 a.m and 6:00 a.m. from November 1st through March 31st inclusive. Those who violate this order are subject to a summons of $25.00. If the fine is not paid within 7 days, the fine will double and a notice will be sent to the vehicle owner ordering that person to appear before the Burrillville Municipal Court.
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!
NEED A COPY OF A
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