Chief’s Biography

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Colonel Daniel J. Barzykowski began his law enforcement career in 1995 as a correctional officer with the Donald W. Wyatt Detention Facility.

In 1999, Colonel Barzykowski was appointed as a patrolman with the Central Falls Police Department, steadily rising through the ranks, earning numerous awards and gaining invaluable community policing experience along the way. In recognition of his leadership abilities, on April 25, 2019, Mayor James A. Diossa appointed Colonel Barzykowski the seventeenth chief of police for the Central Falls Police Department.

Colonel Barzykowski holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in the Criminal Justice with a minor in Public Administration from Roger Williams University and a Master of Business Administration with a Concentration in Leadership from Salve Regina University. He is currently working towards a second Master of Science Degree in Homeland Security with a Concentration in Cyber Security and Intelligence.

He is a graduate of the 264th session of the Federal Bureau of Investigation National Academy in Quantico, Virginia. Colonel Barzykowski is a Past President of the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #2, representing the Central Falls Police Department.

Colonel Barzykowski and his wife Laura are the proud parents of two sons, Richard and Joseph, a daughter, Danielle and two grandchildren Maya and Nicholas.

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