Mr. Watson is a former member of the Rhode Island State Police, retired in 1999 after 25 years of service. He served in the uniform division for five years as well as the detective division for seventeen years. Mr. Watson retired at the rank of Major, Executive Office, second in command of the division. He is a retired member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners located in Austin, Texas. He is currently a member of the Rhode Island and Federal bars.
He earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Providence College as well as a Bachelor of Science from Roger Williams University. In 1984 he earned a Master’s of Science from Salve Regina University. He completed his Juris Doctor at the New England School of Law in 1994.
Mr. Watson has been an adjunct professor and academic advisor since 1999 in the School of Justice Studies at Roger Williams University.