WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee today unanimously approved the nomination of 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:
“Chief Hainsworth is an experienced law enforcement officer who has had a successful career in criminal justice and will make an outstanding U.S. Marshal,” said Reed and Whitehouse. “Today’s unanimous action by the Judiciary Committee is a compliment to his excellent qualifications. We will continue working to ensure that he is quickly confirmed by the full Senate.”
Whitehouse is a member of the Judiciary Committee.
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 must now be confirmed by the full U.S. Senate.