A team of Assessors from the Rhode Island Police Accreditation Commission (RIPAC) will arrive at the Woonsocket Police Department on March 5th to examine all aspects of the agency’s policies and procedures, management, operations and support services.

Verification by the assessment team that the Woonsocket Police Department meets the Commission’s standards is part of a voluntary process by which this agency seeks recognition of professional excellence in law enforcement.
As part of the on-site assessment, agency employees and members of the community are invited to offer comments to the assessment team by telephone. The public is invited to contact the Assessment Team at (401) 767-8835 on, March 5th between the hours of 1:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m.

Telephone comments are limited to 10 minutes and must address the agency’s ability to comply with RIPAC standards. A Copy of the RIPAC Standards are available for review at the Woonsocket Police Department. Questions concerning compliance with any of the standards may be directed to Lt. Norman Galipeau at telephone number (401) 762-6104.
Persons wishing to offer written comments about the Woonsocket Police Department’s ability to meet the standards for accreditation are asked to write: RIPAC Executive Director, Christine Crocker at PO Box 7877, Cumberland, RI or call (401) 500-2075 or e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Accreditation is for three (3) years, during which time the agency must submit annual reports attesting continued compliance with those applicable standards under which they were accredited.

For more information regarding the Rhode Island Police Accreditation Commission (RIPAC) please contact Executive Director, Christine Crocker.