NPPD to host swearing-in, promotional ceremony

NPPD to host swearing-in, promotional ceremony

NORTH PROVIDENCE – Mayor Charles Lombardi, public safety director for the town, and Chief of Police David Tikoian are inviting the public to North Providence Police Department’s swearing-in and promotional ceremony on Thursday, March 15, starting at 6 p.m. at North Providence High School, 1828 Mineral Spring Ave.

The following people will be sworn in and promoted:

• Maj. Arthur Martins will be sworn in as deputy chief. Martins served 28 years in the Pawtucket Police Department, retiring as major in 2015. He was then employed by the Department of Attorney General from 2015 to January of 2018, assigned to a special task force investigating fraud committed against the Social Security Administration.

• Lieutenants Donald Trainor and John Brady will be promoted to the rank of captain. Trainor is a 14-year veteran of the department and is currently assigned to the Patrol Division. Brady is a 13-year veteran of and is currently assigned to the Administrative Division.

• Sergeants Michael’Angelo Scaramuzzo and Michael Tavarozzi will be promoted to the rank of lieutenant. Scaramuzzo is a 13-year veteran and is assigned to the Community Policing Division. Tavarozzi is a 13-year veteran and is assigned to the Patrol Division.

• Detective Robert DiFilippo and Officer Ryan Emerson will be promoted to sergeant. DiFilippo, a 16-year veteran assigned to the Detective Division, is a deputized U.S. Marshal assigned to the Food & Drug Administration Task Force. Emerson is a seven-year veteran is assigned to the Patrol Division.

• Officer Matthew Phelan, a seven-year member of the department, will be assigned to detective.

The appointment of Martins and the other promotions allow for the formation of a command staff and places veteran officers in leadership positions, said Tikoian. The officers competed among their peers, presenting before an oral interview board and sitting for a written exam to earn the promotions. Upon informing each officer of their respective promotion, they were reminded that “with rank comes responsibility.”

Tikoian thanked Lombardi for his support of the department.