police officers http://ripr.org en State Police To Be Outfitted With Tasers http://ripr.org/post/state-police-be-outfitted-tasers <p>Rhode Island state police have a new weapon in their war on crime.</p><p></p><p>Rhode Island state police have purchased Tasers for all troopers and are training them in their proper use.&nbsp;</p><p>State police commander Colonel Steven O&rsquo;Donnell said the aim is to prevent the use of firearms where possible.</p> Mon, 14 Oct 2013 12:54:07 +0000 Flo Jonic 23177 at http://ripr.org Legislation Allows Arms for State Campus Police http://ripr.org/post/legislation-allows-arms-state-campus-police <p></p><p>The House Judiciary Committee has scheduled a hearing this week&nbsp;on a bill to allow campus police to carry guns at Rhode Island state colleges and universities. The bill was filed long before a scare this month about a gunman on the University of Rhode Island Kingston campus.</p><p></p> Mon, 22 Apr 2013 12:56:09 +0000 Elisabeth Harrison 13950 at http://ripr.org Legislation Allows Arms for State Campus Police