Acting Chief Goncalves began her career with the Pawtucket Police Department on December 11, 1998. She has served in the Patrol Division, Narcotics Division and Detective Division.
Acting Chief Goncalves was promoted to Sergeant in 2003; Detective Sergeant in 2006; Lieutenant in 2011; Captain in September 2011 and Major in September 2015 overseeing the Major Crimes Unit. Chief Goncalves was also an original member of the Sex Offender Law Enforcement Multidisciplinary Network (SOLEMN) and also served as the Police Department's Prosecuting Officer.
Acting Chief Goncalves holds a BS Degree in Criminal Justice from Roger Williams University and a Juris Doctorate from Roger Williams University School of Law. She is a licensed attorney in both Rhode Island and Massachusetts.
Major Newman began his career with the Pawtucket Police Department in July of 1997. He has served in the Patrol Division, Lieutenant in BCI Division and Captain in the Neighborhood Response Unit.
Major Newman holds a BS Degree in Criminal Justice from Rhode Island College and a Masters in Criminal Justice Studies from Anna Maria College.