Rhode Island Senate confirms new State Police superintendent

By: The Associated Press

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PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) _ A retired state police major and former town manager has been confirmed as the next superintendent of the Rhode Island State Police.

The state Senate unanimously confirmed James Manni Thursday as the State Police superintendent and director of the state’s Department of Public Safety.

Democratic Gov. Gina Raimondo nominated Manni to replace Col. Ann Assumpico, who announced her retirement in December.

He’ll be sworn in Friday at the State House.

Manni served in the State Police for 25 years before his retirement in 2015. He has served as town manager of Narragansett since August 2016.

He will oversee the state’s public safety agencies.

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