As head of the Department of Law, the Attorney General is the top law enforcement official in the State of Rhode Island. As Rhode Island'...
As head of the Department of Law, the Attorney General is the top law enforcement official in the State of Rhode Island. As Rhode Island's top prosecutor, the Attorney General fights to enhance the economic security of Rhode Island, protect the public safety of our communities, and restore the public trust in state government by taking on corruption. In his role as the State's chief legal counsel, the Attorney General not only advises the Executive branch of State government, but also defends actions and proceedings on behalf of the State. The Attorney General serves all Rhode Islanders in numerous legalities that affect their daily lives. The Attorney General's Office is charged with the statutory and common law powers to protect consumers and investors, charitable donors, the public health and environment, civil rights, and the rights of wage-earners and businesses across the State. Peter Kilmartin was elected the 73rd Attorney General of Rhode Island on November 4, 2010. As a native Rhode Islander, Peter Kilmartin grew up in the city of Pawtucket and attended neighborhood public schools. Peter's mother and father taught him, as well as his three brothers, the importance of honesty, community, and hard-work at an early age. Attorney General Kilmartin is committed to pursuing criminals in the streets, in the board rooms and under the dome. Regardless of whether a crime is committed by a policeman, politician, judge accountant, doctor, contractor, or common thug -- he will ensure that any and all perpetrators are prosecuted without fear or favor.