Coventry Police Department

  • Agency: Coventry Police Department
  • Address: 1075 Main St, Coventry, 02816 RI
  • Chief: Ronald E DaSilva (Chief of Police)
Phone: 401-826-1100

Coventry Police Department is located at 1075 Main St, Coventry, 02816 RI. The Chief of Police of the department is Ronald E DaSilva. The Coventry Police Department phone number is 401-826-1100.

Coventry Police Department News

We wanted to share some recent correspondence that Colonel MacDonald received from Jae T Smith the Principal of our community partners at Father John V. Doyle School. As a part of our continuing Community Outreach and School Safety Initiatives, we have reached beyond partnering with our public schools to increase our presence at Father John V. Doyle. Our staff recently completed ALICE Training with the FJVD Staff. ALICE (Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, Evacuate) Training provides preparation and a plan for individuals and organizations on how to more proactively handle the threat of an aggressive intruder or active shooter event. Our goal is to team up with our schools to provide a safe environment, conducive to learning, where students and faculty can be free from hostility and disruptions which could negatively impact on the educational process. We look forward to our more active partnership opportunities in the future.

Husky Happenings We enjoy and respect our Hopkins Hill School partnership and the great relationship we have with Principal Tancrelle and her staff. We wanted to share a nice email Mrs. Tancrelle sent to CPD last week. Hopkins Hill PTA I want to thank you for allowing Detective Pendola and Officer Pacheco to come to Hopkins Hill to talk to our 4th and 5th graders about bullying and cyber bullying. They were clear and direct in helping to address this topic. I can't tell you how much I appreciate the united front with them presenting to the children with the teachers and I present. I always feel very confident calling on both of them and CPD, and am appreciative that I can do so, whether the issue is one of safety, supporting us with student or family issues, or even just having officers stop by to say hello to the students. Again, many thanks. Your support of Hopkins Hill means a great deal to me and to our staff. Kathy Tancrelle, Principal Hopkins Hill Elementary School

Press Release - Coventry Police arrest man who brandished a gun near Dave’s Market. Casey White, 27 years old of Scituate, was arrested on 11/8/18 at approximately 4:30 pm on charges of assault with a deadly weapon and license or permit required for carrying a pistol. At approx 4:00 pm, Coventry Police Officers were dispatched to a report of an incident involving a firearm in the area of Daves Market. Casey White was quickly identified as the suspect in the assault. A short time later, information was received that White may have discarded the firearm in the woods off Sandy Bottom Rd. Members of the Coventry Police Department and the Central Coventry Fire Department conducted a lengthy search for the firearm, but were initially unsuccessful. With the assistance of Rhode Island State Police Trooper Lisa Hanley and her partner K9 Annie, a secondary search of the wooded area was conducted. K9 Annie alerted to an area previously searched by Officers who located the firearm. Trooper Hanley and K9 Annie’s efforts proved invaluable to bringing this investigation to a swift conclusion. The Coventry Police Department and is grateful for their assistance in the investigation. White was held overnight at Coventry Police Headquarters and will be arraigned today in District Court.

The Colonel's Corner - School Safety As I sit in the office tonight, I just received a text from Principal Joe Lucian from Asfms Middle School. He asked me to pass on his thanks to all of our officers who responded this morning to help at the school. He asked that I please tell them he was truly grateful for their quick response. I assured him I would and that I also remained committed to our partnership in safety. After this morning's incident, I wanted to reach out to parents again tonight to let everyone know that Coventry Police and Coventry Schools remain committed and active in working to ensure students and faculty are safe. I am grateful to report that our units responded very quickly to secure the school this morning and the matter was brought to a swift conclusion minimizing impact on the school day. That said, I wanted parents and the community to know we continue to be focused on school safety. The Coventry High School faculty and the faculty at ASFMS middle school have received recent training in collaboration with our officers on ALICE. ALICE (Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, Evacuate) Training provides preparation and a plan for individuals and organizations on how to more proactively handle the threat of an aggressive intruder or active shooter event. Stay tuned for a video showing some of our recent ALICE Training with the staff at Asfms Middle School. I am confident that our recent training on ALICE protocols at ASFMS helped the cause this morning. Coventry Police and the Coventry School Staff continue to be united in our committment to student and faculty safety at our schools. All of our schools have been assigned School Safety Liaison Officers who are active in each school. I'd like to commend our officers and the staff at ASFMS on their response to this morning's incident. This is an ongoing, long-term approach to keeping school safety at the forefront. We remain vigilant and highly focused on the safety of your children. Very Respectfully, Colonel John MacDonald

Coventry RI Police Department SEX OFFENDER NOTIFICATION OF RELEASE IN RHODE ISLAND MARIO PEREIRA, 58 YEARS OLD, 114 Mohawk Street, COVENTRY, RI RI General Law 11-37.1-1 et seq. requires the local police department to notify the community regarding the below referenced offender. This offender is not wanted by the police at this time and has served the sentence imposed on him by the court. This notification is not to increase fear in the community, for it is the belief of law enforcement that an informed public is a safe public. Name of Offender: Mario Pereira Description; Race: White Sex: Male Hair color Bald DOB: 09/15/60 Age: 58 Eye color: Brown Resides in Area of: 114 Mohawk Street, Coventry, RI 02816 Convicted of: Indecent Solicitation of a Child in Rhode Island in 2017. The victim was a 15 year old male not known to the offender Probation Expires: 03/14/2022 The complete fact sheet may be found at: The Coventry Police Department is required by law to notify the community regarding any Level II or Level II Sex Offenders that move into the community. Social Media and the CodeRED Emergency Communications Network both provide notice to the community at no cost to the taxpayer. For our Social Media readers - We understand that this is a very sensitive topic to our readers, please remember that personal attacks of any kind, including comments intended to intimidate, harass or threaten will be deleted and may be investigated. Profane language or content will also be deleted.

PRESS RELEASE- Threatening Social Media Post On 11/08/18 at 0745 hrs, Coventry Police responded to the Alan Shawn Feinstein Middle School after the School Administration received calls from parents concerned by a threatening social media post made by a student. The police department located the student at home and following an investigation was placed into custody for Disorderly Conduct. There were no weapons involved. The matter will be handled in Family Court and the School Administration

Happy Birthday Chief Laliberte! Last week, Officer AJ Medeiros and Officer Jadine Ferri made a surprise visit to Coventry Retired Chief of Police Roger Laliberte on his 83rd Birthday. We wanted to send him some Birthday cheer so we brought flowers, a birthday balloon and a card signed by many of our staff. He let us know that he was overwhelmed by the kindness and sent Colonel MacDonald this thank you note. Chief Laliberte began his career at Coventry Police in 1969 and served as Coventry Police Chief from February 1990 until his retirement in July 2001. Chief Laliberte still lives in Coventry and remains very active in the community. For over 50 years, Chief Laliberte, a fluent French speaker, and his wife Claudette have been entertaining audiences with music of the French-Canadian tradition with their Woonsocket Radio show, L'Echo Musical. He also serves as the Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Ocean State Credit Union (formerly Coventry Credit Union).

2017 No Shave November #Thorny #MondayMotivation General Order 220.01 IV. Appearance on Duty (B) grooming standards specifically facial hair/beards shall be immediately relaxed. A groomed and maintained mustache, goatee or beard is authorized. You'll begin to see our CPD Officers on patrol with some facial hair in an effort to bring awareness to the wounds affecting our Veterans as well as to raise money for Home Base. Anyone can help this worthy Veterans causes by joining us at and making an on-line donation to Home Base.

#MondayMotivation because it's just better to Justin Timberlake's "Can't stop the feeling!" Thank you Sony Music for releasing the claim on our video and agreeing to our dispute.

Coventry CERT Team supporting this great Veteran Event.


Yesterday, the Coventry Police hosted Animal Control Officers from throughout the state. The training was put on by The Humane Society of the United States and the Rhode Island Animal Control Officers Association. The course covered topics including animal cruelty investigating and animal fighting.

Join us in No-Shave November to support Home Base, a Red Sox Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital Program Don't be alarmed if you start to see some scruffy, new beards on our officers. Colonel MacDonald is a big supporter of Veterans causes along with many of our officers and staff. During the month of November, CPD Officers and Staff will grow facial hair in an effort to bring awareness to the wounds affecting our Veterans, as well as to raise money for Home Base. You can support our efforts by visiting and making an on-line donation to Home Base. With Veterans Day approaching, we thought this would be a great cause for this year’s charity effort. Coventry Officers have already donated $2000 to get us started and we need your help! Home Base is a Red Sox Foundation that helps Veterans and their families with injuries such as PTSD and Traumatic Brain Injury. We want to help raise awareness and funds for the critical, life-saving care that Home Base provides to Veterans and their Families. We will be posting some before and after pictures for the public to vote on the winner of the 2018 “Best Beard in Coventry.” We welcome residents, businesses, fellow town departments, and community partners to join our efforts to make an impact together. Our own Acting Town Manager Ed Warzycha (Retired Pawtucket PD) led the way and joined our team pledging $100 to participate. Join a great cause to celebrate and support our Veterans this month!

CPD was happy to participate in the Alan Shawn Feinstein Middle School of Coventry 2018 Halloween Ghost Tour and Scavenger Hunt. Students and Teachers took part with the Scavenger Hunt on the Bike Path which including dancing the Waltz. The students recruited Lt. Ben Witt for the job and "Waltz with a Cop" was born. They also toured the Paine House Museum for ghosts and to learn some of Coventry's history before bringing some much appreciated Dunkin Donuts and Muffins to the Coventry Police Department, RI. CPD also thanks the students for the awesome handmade Halloween cards

Happy Halloween Coventry - Be Smart, Be Safe, Be Seen

CPD Safety Tips for Trick-or-Treating - Stay on sidewalks and avoid walking in streets if possible. - If no sidewalks, walk on the left side of the road, facing traffic. - Look both ways and listen for traffic before crossing the street. - Watch for cars turning or backing up. - Cross streets only at the corner using traffic signals and crosswalks. - Never cross between parked vehicles or mid street if possible. - Trick-or-treat in a group if someone older cannot go with you. - Tell your parents where you are going. - Carry a flashlight containing fresh batteries. - Never shine flashlights into the eyes of oncoming drivers.

CPD Safety Tips for Parents - Make sure Halloween costumes are flame-retardant - Ensure costumes are visible. - Be bright at night use glow sticks or wear retro-reflective tape - Ensure that costumes don’t obstruct vision. - An adult or older child should supervise children under age 12. - Travel only in familiar areas and along established routes. - Teach kids to only approach well-lit houses - Teach kids never to enter a stranger’s home or garage. - Review trick-or-treating safety precautions including pedestrian and traffic safety rules.

CPD’s Lip Sync Dynamic Duo visited students at Blackrock School, Tiogue School and Hopkins Hill this week to discuss Halloween Safety. Enjoy the video and have a safe and Happy Halloween!

Shout out to our Coventry High School Culinary Team who supported the ground breaking ceremony!

Off Medeiros and Off Ferri, I mean, Batman and Robin, had an absolute blast at the Halloween Spooktacular/ Trunk or Treat last night! Thanks to Parks and Rec and the Coventry Library for having us! We hope everyone has a safe and Happy Halloween 👻 🎃

Thank you again to our Coventry Residents! Here is another short video of our Groundbreaking Ceremony yesterday. Another grateful acknowledgment to our outstanding building committee, Bill Finnegan, Tom Hetherman, and Julie Leddy. Big accolades to DHS' Cathy Pendola who provided outstanding leadership along the way to this day. We have a lot of departments working together to make this a success for the community. Special thanks to Craig Levis, the Jr ROTC, and Coventry HS Culinary Arts Program for their support. We are projecting a Grand Opening this Summer 2019 where I will look forward to collaborating in this new building with DHS Director and Community Partner Bob Robillard. Respectfully, Colonel John MacDonald

Human Services & Police Groundbreaking Ceremony Video A big thank you from all of us at CPD to our Community who recognized our need and supported us with a resounding 60% approval for Question 8. This is and will be your Police Department, your Human Services, and your Senior Center of the future. We look forward to more public access, enhanced communication, better services, and we re-committed ourselves to working together with our community in the future through this combined services complex. Special thank you to Coventry Navy JROTC and Coventry HS Culinary Arts who supported today's groundbreaking.

Colonel MacDonald is featured as the Chief of the Month on the Rhode Island Police Chiefs Association website. RIPCA exists to be the voice and resource of choice for RI law enforcement while maintaining a strong commitment to work closely with RI citizens and our community partners. Colonel MacDonald will assume duties as the Vice President of RIPCA this coming year and is scheduled to become the President in January of 2020.

This past Saturday, Coventry Police and Fire both had a team in the annual Guns & Hoses Volleyball tournament held at Mulligans Island! Congrats to RI State Police, who took home the championship! It was a win for everyone because all the money was donated to the Police Unity Tour!