Chief of Police, William Nebus

Chief William C. Nebus, who was appointed chief of the East Providence Police Department since March 28, 2020 and served as acting chief since February 2019, has been a member of the East Providence Police Dept. since 1992 when he first joined the force as an officer. During those first few years, Nebus served in the patrol division, community policing unit, and served as one of the city’s first School Resource Officers (SROs).

Chief Nebus was then promoted to patrol sergeant in 2003. During his time as sergeant, Nebus served as the Special Reactions Team leader and Internal Affairs sergeant. He continued to rise through the ranks when, in 2008, Nebus was promoted to lieutenant. He served in that capacity for six years until he earned the rank of captain in 2014. That same year, Nebus was appointed Deputy Chief of Police where he worked closely with the city’s former police chief to oversee the department’s budget, state and federal grants and supervise internal investigations. He was promoted to chief, five years later.

In addition to his duties with the EPPD, Nebus serves as chairman of the East Providence Police and Fire Pension Board, is a member of the City of Cranston Investment Commission and serves as treasurer of the East Providence Police Beneficial Association.

Nebus earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of Rhode Island. He is currently enrolled in a master’s degree program with a concentration in digital forensics at Salve Regina University.