Top

Parents, Teachers Complain About School Janitor Shift Cuts Parents, Teachers Complain About School Janitor Shift Cuts
Parents, Teachers Complain About School Janitor Shift Cuts
Solomon to begin monthly meetings with PTOs/PTAs Solomon to begin monthly meetings with PTOs/PTAs
Solomon to begin monthly meetings with PTOs/PTAs
Woman arrested for assault of boyfriend’s mother Woman arrested for assault of boyfriend’s mother
Woman arrested for assault of boyfriend's mother
Cobden Pledges Incisive Leadership in Dist. 2 School Committee Bid Cobden Pledges Incisive Leadership in Dist. 2 School Committee Bid
Cobden Pledges Incisive Leadership in Dist. 2 School Committee Bid
Warwick School Committee OKs New Music Teacher, Hourly Increases Warwick School Committee OKs New Music Teacher, Hourly Increases
Warwick School Committee OKs New Music Teacher, Hourly Increases
  • Solomon Appoints WPD Maj. Rathbun as Emergency Management Director

    [CREDIT: WPD]  WPD Maj. Rick Rathbun, center, who held the rank of  Captain at the time, was presented with a plaque honoring his ten years as a hostage negotiator and team leader on Dec. 16, 2015.

    WARWICK, RI – Mayor Joseph J. Solomon has appointed Police Major Rick Rathbun, a 23-veteran of the force, as the City’s emergency management director.

    Rathbun will retain his duties as the officer-in-charge of the administrative bureau, Solomon said. The emergency management directorposition has been vacant since the retirement of former Fire Chief James McLaughlin.

     “I am very pleased that Major Rathbun has agreed to take on the additional responsibilities of the EMA director,” Solomon said. “His experience and specialized training make him a natural choice for this role. I have every confidence that Major Rathbun is capable of overseeing operations during any weather-related or any other emergency.”

     Since joining the department in July 1995, Rathbun has attended more than 50 specialized school training courses, including the RI Municipal Police Training Academy’s First Line Supervisor Training Course, the state EMA’s PPE Training for Law Enforcement, RWU’s Anti-Terrorism Training Seminar, an Introduction to the Incident Command System and an Intermediate follow-up course (IS-00100 and ICS-300, respectively), Threat and Risk Assessment and Public Information Officer courses, NIMS Communications and Information Management, and a Point of Dispensing Security Unit Leader Training Course.

    NOW, CHECK OUT THIS:
    Solomon: City Seeks Bids for Upgrading Street Lights to LED

    Rathbun also took classes in Public Information, All Hazards Incident topics, Executive Development Course in the Command Training Series, the state’s 2016 Preparedness Conference, and Advanced ICS Command and General Staff for Complex Incidents training (ICS-400).

     Rathbun’s also served as a department training officer, offering instruction in patrol operations, report writing, and in field training officer operations. He was a member of the Crisis Negotiation Team from 2006 to 2015, serving as its team leader from 2009-2015.

     He holds an Associate’s Degree in Law Enforcement from the Community College of Rhode Island and a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from Roger Williams University (RWU). He has been awarded six second class commendations, five third-class commendations, 20 recognitions ribbons, and an honorable service recognition. He was also honored with the American Legion Outstanding Public Service Award.

    , , , ,

    x
    0
    Posts Remaining