The Rhode Island State Police wants to help you feel safe in the Northeast. The agency is dedicated to enforcing the law, including motor vehicle and criminal statutes, and protecting the rights of its residents. Established in 1925, the state police also provides services for finding missing children and helping to protect kids from potential injuries. Its Violent Fugitive Task Force focuses on tracking down criminals wanted for violent crimes. The department, which has an annual budget of about $440 million, works in partnership with other state, local, and federal organizations.