East Providence Police Department 750 Waterman Ave, East Providence, RI02914 East Providence has a low crime rate, averaging a homicide only once every few years. Police Chief Joseph Taveras…More attributes that to preventative police work. The police department is authorized for 91 officers and has about 22 civilian employees. Another seven hires are scheduled to attend the police academy in January. The department's SWAT team is now accredited.