Rhode Island SPCA

We speak for those who cannot speak for themselves

Our Humane Investigator

IMG_5907Joe Warzycha, our Humane Officer and Investigator, received a B.S. in Criminal Justice from Northeastern University, and then graduated from the RI Municipal Police Academy in 1997. From 1997 to 2003, Joe was an East Providence Police Officer. In 2009, Joe joined the RISPCA. In that time, he has received additional training and certifications, including:

Animal Cruelty Investigator Academy Levels II, II, III

Certified Animal Cruelty Investigator

Equine Cruelty Investigator Academy Level 1, 2/Certified National Equine Cruelty Investigator

Technical Large Animal Rescue Awareness Course

Semi-Automatic Pistol Instructor

TASER Instructor

– Member of RI Livestock Standards Advisory Council

-Board Member of Ocean State Animal Coalition(OSAC)