WOONSOCKET â€“ Nearly all of them speak at least a little Spanish, oneâ€™s learning sign language and anotherâ€™s been patrolling the corridors of a federal penitentiary a couple of miles away.
Theyâ€™re five new members of the Woonsocket Police Department, sworn in yesterday at police headquarters after graduating from the state Municipal Police Academy in Lincoln.
â€śTheyâ€™re very special people,â€ť said Police Chief Thomas Carey. â€śHundreds of people apply for these jobs. We try to get the best people we possibly can.â€ť