Protect Civil Rights Our Office protects the rights of all Rhode Islanders, working closely with federal, state, and local civil rights organizations to ensure that our communities are free from discrimination. With a steady presence in Rhode Island communities through meetings, trainings, office hours and a variety of other outreach efforts, we both listen to and respond to civil rights concerns. Visit our Civil and Community Rights section for more information. Hate Crimes and Civil Rights Liaison Officers appointed in every Rhode Island police department Attorney General Peter F. Neronha announced today that every police department in the state has now appointed a Hate Crimes and Civil Rights Liaison Officer as part of his initiative to prioritize civil rights work and protect Rhode Island's diverse communities from crimes motivated by hate. RIAG and DPS announce first step in statewide body-worn camera policy development Attorney General Peter F. Neronha and Colonel James M. Manni, Superintendent of the Rhode Island State Police and Director of Public Safety, announced the start of a months-long public process for establishing a statewide policy for the use and operation of police body-worn cameras.