Welcome to the Rhode Island Division of Sheriffs Website

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The Rhode Island Division of Sheriffs works in conjunction with the Department of Corrections and all law enforcement agencies to protect and secure all who enter and are served by the Rhode Island Courts. In addition to maintaining judicial security, our other duties include providing effective management of inmates/prisoners while transporting them to and from all courts, state facilities, hospitals, prisons, jails, and cell blocks; perform extraditions; execute writs of process, both civil and criminal, and summon witnesses to appear in court. The Division is responsible for courtroom security and cellblocks in all state courthouses, training of personnel, extradition and civil service, and transportation of individuals charged with crimes.

Please Note

The submission period for applications for the 2016 Rhode Island Sheriff's Training Academy has ended. Applications will no longer be accepted. Qualified applicants will receive a letter advising of the next phase in the recruiting process.

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