Target Violent Crime

We are focused on reducing violent crime in our communities. That means directing our prosecutorial resources to go after the individuals who are driving violent crime.

New strategy to curb violent crime

As part of a new initiative to reduce violent crime, prosecutors, investigators and analysts are working together as a team to gather data and intelligence, analyze the information to support investigations and prosecutions, and guide violent crime enforcement priorities. We've deputized officers from law enforcement agencies in Providence, Pawtucket and Central Falls to provide greater ability to investigate suspects across municipal jurisdictions.

We know that there is often a close relationship between narcotics-related offenses and the use of firearms. Most of these cases involve the possession, use, and discharge of firearms, often during other violent crimes.

The task force has prioritized information sharing and analysis across those agencies through the use of a data analyst and platform, which allows the team to quickly draw connections between different crime scenes and weave together police reports and other records to help identify suspects and witnesses.


Recent Cases


Violent crime task force investigation charges Woonsocket man for role in illegal firearm trafficking scheme

Love’s arrest and prosecution is the latest result of an initiative by the Office of the Attorney General, ATF, the Providence, Pawtucket, and Central Falls Police Departments and the Department of Corrections to proactively target violent crime and firearms trafficking in the greater Providence Area.

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Providence man who possessed illegal gun and large capacity magazine sentenced to serve 5 years in state prison

Attorney General Peter F. Neronha announced that a Providence man was sentenced in Providence County Superior Court to serve five years at the Adult Correctional Institutions (ACI), stemming from his 2019 arrest outside of a city nightclub for the illegal possession of a firearm.