Chief’s Gallery

   Honoring those who have served as

Chief of Police of the Cranston Police Department.

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Before the office of Chief of Police was created in 1886,

police constables in Cranston were led by the Town Sergeant.  

Town Sergeant John Kenyon
Served 1873 to 1879

Artist rendering of
Town Sergeant John Kenyon’s badge.

Chief John Bigbee
Cranston’s first Chief of Police.
1886 – 1908

Chief William O. Towne
1908 – 1909
Photo Unavailable

Chief Patrick Trainor
1909 – 1910

Chief James E. Cuff
1910 – 1912

Chief Daniel Kiernan
1912 – 1915

Chief James E. Cuff
1915 – 1929
The only Chief to serve twice.

Chief James G. Miller
1929 – 1941

Badge belonging to Chief James Miller, Courtesy of Ed Kelly.

Chief Nelson Bourret
1941 – 1950

Chief Louis Fouchecourt
1950 – 1966

Chief’s badge worn by Chief Fouchecourt.

Chief Anthony J. Moretti
1966 – 1968

Chief J. Howard Gibbs
1968

Chief George J. Coffey
1968 – 1976

Chief Anthony Moretti
1976- 1983

Chief Thomas Harrington
1983 -1986

Colonel Kenneth R. Mancuso
1986 – 1992

Colonel Augustine Comella
1992 – 1995

Colonel Vincent McAteer, Sr.
1995 – 1998

Colonel James Abbott
1999 – 2001

Colonel Walter Craddock
2001-2002

Colonel Michael Chalek
2002 – 2005

Colonel Steven McGrath
2005-2009

Colonel Marco Palumbo 2009 – 2014

 

Current Chief of Police - Colonel Michael Winquist

Current Chief of Police – Colonel Michael Winquist