Civil Rights Officer

To assist in the investigation and prosecution of hate crimes and civil rights violations, the Portsmouth Police Department has designated a Hate Crimes and Civil Rights Liaison who will serve as a department contact and report to the RI Attorney General’s Office of Civil Rights and the Civil Rights Prosecution Unit. The Hate Crimes and Civil Rights Liaison will work with the Attorney General’s Office to respond effectively and forcefully to crime targeted at minority and marginalized groups. The Hate Crimes and Civil Rights Liaison Officer will streamline information sharing between the Portsmouth Police Department and the Rhode Island Attorney General’s Office to include facilitation of training of Portsmouth Police Department Officers

The Portsmouth Police Department is committed to investigating and prosecuting any purported crimes or misconduct motivated by bigotry or hatred based on race, gender, age, sexual orientation, religion, or any other marginalized group.


Our current Hate Crimes and Civil Rights Liaison Officer is Detective Sergeant Khatu Khubchandani.  He can be reached at kkhubchandani@portsmouthri.com or (401) 643-0120.