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The Rhode Island Capitol Police are to provide basic protection for life and property, enforce all laws and ordinances, maintain order at demonstrations and public events, prevent and repress crime, detect violations of the law, and apprehend violators at the Rhode Island State Capitol and annexes, properties contained therein, and the other state buildings, grounds and premises where they maintain security responsibilities.

The Rhode Island Capitol Police are charged with providing basic protection for life and property, enforcing all laws and ordinances, maintaining order at demonstrations and public events, preventing and repressing crime, detecting violations of the law, and apprehending violators at the Rhode Island State Capitol, its annexes and properties, as well as other state agency buildings, grounds and properties.

Capitol Police Officers operate the metal detectors and x-ray machines at the entrances to all of the courthouses, the State House, and certain state agencies. They are responsible for the screening, and if necessary, searching of employees and visitors entering these public buildings.

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The Capitol Police recruitment application period has closed. Please refer to the Recruitment menu for information on the process.