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Our Mission

Our mission is to provide community-based solutions to policing issues which have a direct impact on communities of color and the pivotal roles that Black/African American, Hispanic, Asian and Native American law enforcement personnel, and other criminal justice practitioners of color play.

We do this through various programs designed to empower youth, develop mechanisms that will facilitate the open exchange of information between and amongst minority law enforcement officers and their respective agencies, develop and establish effective, meaningful communications between and with the minority communities of this State and the law enforcement community, improve the quality of life in poor and low-income communities, and strengthen the bonds between community members and their law enforcement guardians.

Our tools for success include: opportunities to expose youth to the criminal justice field, mentorship programs for youths or young adults of color in high school or a higher education institution interested in law enforcement or who desire to pursue a career in the field of criminal justice, and training for law enforcement and community members, member advocacy sessions, and various other endeavors.

What We Stand For

We, the members of the Rhode Island Guardians Association, declare to support and defend the Constitution of the United States. We unite for the good of our members and their families. To inculcate loyalty and allegiance to the United States; to improve the individual proficiency of our members in the performance of their activities among law enforcement officers; to encourage legislative, social, charitable and educational activities and change for and amongst our members; to cultivate a spirit of unity and mutual helpfulness among our members and the people we serve; to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of the law enforcement profession and thus more firmly to establish the confidence of the public in the service dedicated to the protection of life and property of the citizens of these United States.

Our Sponsors

Today In History

  • In 1974 - Death of Duke Ellington
  • In 1854 - Lincoln University founded in Pennsylvania

To Inspire You

It appears that my worst fears have been realized: we have made progress in everything yet nothing has changed

Derrick Bell

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