RI State Police Col. James Manni appointed town manager of South Kingstown

SOUTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. (WLNE) — Rhode Island State Police Col. James Manni has been appointed town manager of South Kingstown.

The unanimous vote was casted Monday night at a Town Council meeting.

Manni will begin his term on May 2.

The position comes with a three year term, with the new manager making $170,000 per year.

Manni joined the state police force in 1990. In 2018, Manni was named superintendent of the Rhode Island State Police and director of the Rhode Island Department of Public Safety by former Gov. Gina Raimondo. He also served as the town manager of Narragansett in 2016.

Gov. Dan McKee commented on the appointment of Manni,

“Colonel Manni is a man of great integrity who has led this agency with the highest degree of professionalism and dedication,” said Governor McKee. “It is clear to anyone who knows him, that his commitment to the Rhode Island State Police is truly remarkable, and his leadership, particularly over these past three years, has been exemplary. He raised his hand and stepped forward, serving during some of the most challenging times in our history, and the State of Rhode Island is most grateful.”

“I have proudly served, shoulder to shoulder, with the men and women of the State Police to enhance public safety and to serve the people of Rhode Island with respect and dignity,” said Colonel Manni. “Leading this agency has been the honor of my lifetime. I leave with the confidence that the agency is set up to succeed and continue in its mission of serving and protecting.”

“Colonel Manni has been an incredible partner in our Administration’s efforts to build safer, stronger communities. We wish him well in his next endeavor, as he works to support and strengthen his own hometown of South Kingstown.”

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