Joe 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)

Contact Joe Warzycha at or (401) 438-8150, x2