Chief's Message

    Colonel John S. MacDonaldCoventry is one of the most desirable places to live in Rhode Island. We have a very safe community and the Police Department has played a key role in keeping our community a desirable place to live, work, and visit. The department’s mission is to protect the community, enhance public safety, and reduce the incidents and fear of crime. Prevention of crime is our charge and it is an ever evolving effort to build on our successes and stay ahead of the trends.


    We are constantly seeking ways to improve our methods and to improve our level of service. It is my honor to serve as the Chief of Police. Our men and women are extremely proud of our Department’s history of service to the town and we are committed to serving daily with honor, integrity, and courage. Our officers and our civilian staff are focused on working together as a team to provide the best service we can to the community.


    Colonel John S. MacDonald