Public State Police inspection held Friday

WPRI/Susan Campbell

SCITUATE, R.I. (WPRI) — The Rhode Island State Police were due for an inspection, and at 2 p.m. Friday they held a public ceremony.

Rhode Island’s state troopers presented themselves for an official inspection by Gov. Gina Raimondo at the state police headquarters on Danielson Pike in Scituate. The general public was invited.

Troopers also displayed and exhibited tools and equipment they use, including the state’s mobile crime laboratory.

The force is celebrating its 90th anniversary this year. The inspection used to be done annually since the state police force was formed in 1925; this is the first one done in a decade.

“This is an organization that has stood the test of time. Very, very squared-away men and women,” Col. Steven O’Donnell told Eyewitness News Friday morning. “We believe in professional policing. We believe we have that. We want people to know about it.”

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