Department of Public Safety


The Investigations Unit consists of a Sergeant and five (5) sworn Campus Police Officers, three of whom have undergone specialized training at the R.I. State Crime Lab at the University of RI.  Detectives are responsible for coordinating all investigations for the department. All preliminary investigative information contained in criminal reports will be reviewed and screened by the Investigations Unit. Follow-up investigations will be conducted on those incidents, which have the best chance of being successfully closed based on solvability factors.

Functional areas of responsibility include, but aren't limited to follow-up investigations, crime scene investigations, evidence collection and storage, narcotics, vice, and intelligence operations, fingerprinting, case file management, sexual assault victim-witness assistance, and uniform crime reports.

Detectives periodically participate in roll-call sessions with shift officers for the purpose of providing feedback on investigations, and to exchange information with members of the Community Policing Bureau. Detectives also play a key role in assisting victims/witnesses and work closely with the Providence Police Department, as well as other law enforcement agencies, to ensure a victim/witness is informed and safe. All criminal complaints are processed within this unit.

Dignitary Protection

The unit is also responsible for providing special protection or to supplement other federal or local agencies in protecting distinguished visitors to Brown University. The Lieutenant will coordinate security operations with external law enforcement agencies as needed to ensure a secure event on campus for all visiting dignitaries.

To speak with a detective, call (401) 863-5376

  • John Carvalho

  • John Remka

  • Richard Brousseau

  • William Awopeju-Williams

  • Armand Pereira