Washington, DC – The U.S. Senate today confirmed former Glocester police chief Jamie Hainsworth to be the next U.S. Marshal for Rhode Island. United States Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse, who recommended Chief Hainsworth for the job, issued the following statement:
“We are pleased that the U.S. Senate today acted on our recommendation and rapidly confirmed Chief Hainsworth as Rhode Island’s next U.S. Marshal,” said Reed and Whitehouse. “With a successful career in law enforcement and criminal justice, Chief Hainsworth is highly qualified and will serve our state well in this new role.”
U.S. Marshals play an important and versatile role in the federal justice system, overseeing federal courthouse security, witness protection, the apprehension of federal fugitives, and the transport of federal prisoners. They are appointed by the President and must be confirmed by the U.S. Senate to a four-year term of service.
Chief Hainsworth has over 30 years of law enforcement experience, rising from a young patrolman to the position of Chief of Police in the Town of Glocester, the first person to achieve that distinction in the Department’s history. A graduate of Roger Williams University, Chief Hainsworth was elected President of the Rhode Island Police Chiefs’ Association by his peers and served on the Executive Board of the New England Association of Chiefs of Police.
Hainsworth was nominated by President Obama in February and approved by the Senate Judiciary Committee earlier this month.