Friends of Smithfield Explorers

$775 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 15 people in 25 months
Jon Ricciarelli  SMITHFIELD, RI
Welcome and thank you for visiting our Go Fund Me page. The Smithfield Police Department’s Law Enforcement Explorer Program is truly special. Not only do the young men and women of our program have a strong interest in learning more about the law enforcement profession, they also understand how important it is to be active in the community.

Throughout the year, our Explorers volunteer their time to show their support for the Town of Smithfield. This often results in volunteerism on weekends, school vacations, and even when the weather is less than cooperative. It is not uncommon for Smithfield Police Department Explorers to record over 500 hours of community service during their high school careers. In fact, several of our senior Explorers have received an official citation from the Rhode Island House of Representatives in recognition of their “outstanding and dedicated service to the Town of Smithfield.” Public service is truly a calling for these young men and women.

It is our hope that this fundraiser will generate enough funds to: a) provide each and every Explorer, who has shown their dedication to the program and the Town of Smithfield, with a full uniform; b) cover the cost of training attire, equipment, Explorer Academy tuition, and other expenses directly associated with the program.

It is the vision statement of the Smithfield Police Department “to be recognized as the most professional, well respected, highly trained, proactive, community-oriented law enforcement agency in Rhode Island.” The Smithfield Police Explorer’s Post 17 mirrors this vision and is tirelessly striving to see it through. Our Explorers have shown their support of the Smithfield community and we thank you, in advance, for your support and donation to this fantastic program. Please feel free to contact Post Advisors Ptl. Paul Gorman or Ptl. Jon Ricciarelli at or with any questions, comments, or concerns.


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$775 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 15 people in 25 months
Created December 6, 2016
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Melissa Comfort
9 months ago
Ryan Best
20 months ago
Terry Best
20 months ago
Jolanta Porada
23 months ago

My son, Matthew Zienkiewicz has been part of Explorers for the past 4 years. Great community outreach program.

Bruce and Barbara Sanderson
24 months ago

Happy to support our grandson Kyle and the Smithfield Police Explorers!

Mary Angelo
25 months ago

My grandson, Kyle, has been a part of this wonderful program since the 9th grade.

Ruth Ricciarelli
25 months ago

Merry Christmas Jon! We are proud of you and the great job you're doing for SPD Explorers. Mom & Dad

Kate Ricciarelli-Wenson
25 months ago

A worthwhile program! Keep up the good work, Jon. I'm so proud of you!

Scott and Alisa Sanderson
25 months ago
maxine cavanagh
25 months ago
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