Being a police officer in today’s environment is challenging, to say the least. Every single shift has the potential to be filled with danger and trauma, amidst the more routine calls for service. Today we have the opportunity to hear unique insights from a police officer who just concluded 40 years of service with the Providence Police Department in Rhode Island. Sergeant Kenneth Vinacco may not have seen it all during his four decades as an officer, but he’s gotten close.  

Sergeant Kenneth Vinacco, a Providence, Rhode Island native, recently retired from the Providence Police Department after 40 years of service.