Chief of Police

Chief Oates

Woonsocket Police Department Chief's BadgeThomas F. Oates III
Chief of Police

Welcome to the Woonsocket Police Department web site.  We use this site to enhance our communication with the community.  Our programs and initiatives are listed here as well as information on recruitment and department contacts.

Our primary responsibility is to provide professional and quality service to the community efficiently and effectively.  Our police force incorporates technology and training to enhance our overall effectiveness while continually striving to meet the challenges of the future.  Through progressive community involvement, the Woonsocket Police Department strives to make Woonsocket a safer place to live, work and visit.  We fulfill this through the philosophy of community policing, utilizing problem solving strategies in partnership with the citizens we serve. 

We have a responsibility to the governing body of Woonsocket including the Mayor, the Public Safety Director, and the City Council.  This responsibility is accomplished through communication, accessibility and responsiveness.

As Chief, I have a responsibility to my workforce.  In order for them to achieve their goals, I will work on establishing opportunities and career paths for them.  I will maintain the practice of participatory management and will continue to lead others to lead others.

Finally, I have a responsibility to the law enforcement profession.  In addition to identifying and mentoring new leadership, I will raise the professional standards of the Woonsocket Police Department through accreditation and maintaining a high level of integrity.

On behalf of the men and women of the Woonsocket Police Department, thank you for visiting our web site.

Thomas F. Oates III

Woonsocket Police Department Chief's BadgeThomas A. CalouroDeputy Chief of Police Michael R. Lemoine
Deputy Chief of Police