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Ronald DaSilva is currently the Deputy Chief of the HCC Department of Public Safety. Prior to his current position, he served as the Training Supervisor of the HCC Department of Public Safety and before that as an Academic Advisor at Hillsborough Community College. Prior to coming to HCC, Mr. DaSilva was the Chief of Police in Coventry, Rhode Island.  He served with the Coventry Police Department from 1988 until his retirement in January of 2011.  He served as a Patrol Officer, Crime Scene Detective, Sergeant, Lieutenant and ultimately Chief of Police.  Ronald also served in an Emergency Management capacity in Coventry since 2003 and became Emergency Management Director in 2009.  He was an Adjunct Faculty member at the University of Rhode Island/State Crime Lab from 1998-2003 and an Academic Advisor and Adjunct Faculty at Roger Williams University (Bristol, RI) from 2003-2011.  He holds a Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Science in Administration of Justice from Salve Regina University, Newport, RI.