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PHOTOS: Portsmouth holds grand opening celebration for new police headquarters

PORTSMOUTH, R.I. — The Portsmouth Police Department held a grand opening celebration on Friday morning for the town’s new $10-million police headquarters. Featured below are photos from the celebration, which brought together current and former residents. 

Speakers for the grand opening celebration included Portsmouth Town Councilor Kevin Aguiar, Town Administrator Richard A. Rainer Jr., and Police Chief Thomas F. Lee, who not only celebrated the police station’s opening on Friday, but also his birthday.

“I hope you like your present,” joked Town Administrator Rainer. 

Portsmouth High School student Devon Pauline sang the national anthem, while the Rev. Daniel Gray of St. Anthony Parish delivered the benediction. 

Aguiar officially cut the ribbon on the new police headquarters with assistance by fellow members of the Portsmouth Town Council. The ceremony was also attended by former Portsmouth Police Chief Paul Rogers, who visited from Florida. 

Portsmouth residents and visitors are welcome to tour the new police headquarters on Friday until noon. 

Featured below are photos from the Portsmouth Police Department Grand Opening Celebration. 

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