Colonel James M. Manni, Superintendent of the Rhode Island State Police and Director of the Department of Public Safety, today announced that the acting director of Rhode Island’s E-911 Emergency Telephone System has been relieved of duty after State Police learned he had been training telecommunicators in Basic First Aid, CPR and AED without proper certification.

Colonel Manni said State Police discovered that Gregory Scungio, acting director of the E-911 center, had been certified as an instructor by the American Red Cross to teach Basic First Aid, CPR and AED, however his certification lapsed in February 2016. Therefore, any employees trained since that time do not have valid certification.

Mr. Scungio, who has been serving as acting director of the E-911 communications center, was reassigned to another position, effective today. 

Rhode Island State Police Lt. Michael McGlynn has been assigned as the Acting Director of E-911, Manni said.