Welcome to the Rhode Island Division of Sheriffs Website
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.
The Division of Sheriffs will be accepting applications from 12/29/2019 through 2/9/2020. All applications must be submitted online through the state recruitment website at www.apply.ri.gov
The recruitment and selection process will include physical agility testing; a written examination; oral board interview; background investigation; psychological evaluation; and medical/physical examination. For detailed information about the general requirements, testing and selection process, visit the Division’s Recruitment Page.
The Division is proud to announce the promotion of Christopher Reilly from lieutenant to captain.
Christopher J. Reilly is a 17-year veteran of the Rhode Island Division of Sheriffs. He holds a Juris Doctor from Suffolk University School of Law and a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice from Johnson & Wales University. He has served in all operational areas of the Division statewide and has been a supervisor since 2015. He has previously served as sergeant for the Newport County command, training academy instructor, active shooter/major threats instructor, Narcan instructor, emergency medical technician, and as a K-9 handler. Captain Reilly most recently served as the Officer-In-Charge of Prisoner Transport, Civil Process and Fugitive Operations. Additional assignments include supervising special operations and protective details for high-profile events. Captain Reilly is also a member of the Rhode Island Bar and was awarded the 2012 Attorney General’s Justice Award for Law Enforcement.