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Message regarding illegal fireworks from the City of Pawtucket, the Mayor, the City Council and the Pawtucket Police Department

We understand and agree with the frustration of our residents as the illegal use of fireworks has unintended consequences for our friends and neighbors, as well our furry family members. We are requesting those who are choosing to use fireworks do so legally and respect the quality of life of others in our community.

The members of the Pawtucket Police Department are trying to manage the increased number of calls this year. They continue to crackdown on illegal fireworks. The Public Safety Director, Chief Tina Goncalves, has added extra police officers and vehicles throughout our neighborhoods. Bicycle Patrols and the Neighborhood Response Unit are monitoring identified hotspots for fireworks in order to combat any illegal use. This preventative measure will be most successful if residents continue to call our department.

Please know the city, through the PPD, is responding as fast as possible to the calls. If you see or hear any illegal fireworks, please contact the police immediately. Together, we will continue cracking down on the use of illegal fireworks.

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