[VIDEO] Johnston Police Department Promotions and Appointment

Four officers attained new ranks, and a lieutenant from the North Providence Police Department joined the local force, during a ceremony held Oct. 5.


On Friday, Oct. 5, the Johnston Police Department promoted four officers, and welcomed a new officer to the local force, at a ceremony held in the Johnston Municpal Court.

Mayor Joseph Polisena administered oaths to Raymond Skomin, promoted to Major; Joseph Razza, to Captain; Seth Crosby, to Lieutenant; and Ptlm. Dana Gousie, to Sergeant; as well as former North Providence Police Lt. Richard Varas, appointed to the rank of probationary patrolman.

The accompanying video [running time: 4:03] shows scenes from the ceremony and includes excerpts from speeches by Polisena and Deputy Police Chief David DeCesare, as well as an interview with Chief Richard Tamburini.

Peter A. Filippi III October 11, 2012 at 04:21 PM
I know the unions in town hate me because I always advocate cost saving alternatives regarding services, so what the hack. I was told a few years back that the mayor loves giving out promotions because there basically pay increases. At present we now have 2 Majors, 3 Capt, 6 Lt and 9 sergeants. If I were mayor I would bring in private security to patrol and respond to accidents in which there would be 2 officers per team that would make it safer for them and less costly to the taxpayers that our mayor views as "cash cows". In fact if voters are foolish enough to vote for 4 year term limits the mayor will have a field day raising taxes, Republican Mayoral Candidate


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