CPD Photo Info

Please bear with us as we attempt to upload  and align numerous photos we recently received from Jim Ignasher and Joe Cicione on our website.  We would also like to thank Jim for all the other CPD information he recently provided us.  It will be used on our website and in the new 10-4 Newsletter which is scheduled to come out at the end of August.

Due to the number of photographs we have received to date, we will periodically update our “Photo Tab” on the website with different pictures of officers and other CPD memorabilia.

2013-2014 CPDRA Dues

The Cranston Police Department Retirees Association (CPDRA) is now collecting dues for the 2013-2014 fiscal year.  Please send your $25.00 check or money order to:

     Mark Sepe, C/O


     33 Highwood Terrace

     Cranston, RI 02920

Members who are not current with their membership dues as of November 30, 2013 will be placed on the inactive list and will no longer receive communication from the CPDRA.  Since we value our members and want you to remain with the Association, please be sure you’re up-to-date with your dues.  If you have special circumstances and are unable to pay your dues at this time, please let us know and we will accommodate you.

Updated Info on Next CPDRA Meeting

Tentatively our next CPDRA meeting is scheduled for the month of October, 2013 at the Vasa Hall located in Cranston, RI.  As soon as we confirm the date, we will be posting the information on our new website and sending a reminder to all retirees and widows.

Your attendance and input to all CPDRA meetings will be certainly appreciated.


Peter Sepe

President, CPDRA

Johnston Mayor Seeks Police, Fire Pension Changes Through Council-Approved Ordinance – June 14, 2013

In the face of emotional opposition from the town’s police and firefighters, Mayor Joseph Polisena is asking the Town Council to back his plan to rescue the troubled pension system by curtailing certain pension benefits long established in union contracts.

According to the proposed ordinance by the mayor, it would freeze cost-of-living escalators (COLAs) over a period of 20 years for all retirees.  At that point, any retirees receiving pensions greater than 150 percent of the Rhode Island mean income, which is about $29,277 in 2011, would remain ineligible for any cost-of-living increases.

To read the entire Providence Journal article, go to http://www.providencejournal.com/breaking-news/content/20130614-johnston-mayor-seeks-police-fire-pension-changes-through-council-approved-ordinance.ece

Cranston Police Honor Fallen Comrades – May 18, 2013

For more information, refer to http://rhodybeat.com/stories/Cranston-Police-honor-fallen-comrades,82276