Providence police providing additional security at Lifespan hospitals

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PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — The Providence Police Department has expanded its presence and security strategy at Rhode Island Hospital and Miriam Hospital.

Public Safety Commissioner Steven Paré told 12 News the extra presence is “based on a growing security concern and request from Lifespan.”

The hospital group will be paying for the police detail, according to Paré.

Paré adds that they will continue to work with them so the resources are deployed where they are most effective.

A spokesperson for Lifespan said the security detail isn’t new, and they’re increasing it in the hospitals’ emergency departments “to help ensure patient, staff and visitor safety since it’s the busiest and most active area.”

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