Information Fact Sheet


The Cumberland Police Department is releasing the following information pursuant to R. I. General Laws 11-37.1-1 et seq., also known as the Sexual Offender Registration and Community Notification Act. This individual is subject to community notification of his pending release pursuant to RI General Laws 11-37.1-12 of the act, which authorizes law enforcement agencies to inform the public of a sex offender’s release from prison when the Sex Offender Board of Review determines that the release will enhance public safety and protection.
The individual who appears on this notification has been convicted of a sex offense who also requires registration with the law enforcement pursuant to RI General Laws 11-37.1-1 et seq.

This offender has served the sentence imposed by the courts and will be living in the location below. This offender is NOT WANTED by the police at this time. This notification is not intended to increase fear. It is the belief of law enforcement that an informed public is a safer public.

The Cumberland Police Department has no legal authority to direct where an offender may or may not live. Unless court ordered constrictions exist, an offender is constitutionally free to live wherever the offender chooses. Further, their previous criminal history places them in a classification level, which reflects only the potential to re-offend.

Sex Offenders have always lived in our communities; but it was not until passage of the Sexual Offender Registration and Community Notification Act that law enforcement even knew where they were living. In many cases, law enforcement is now able to share information with you. Abuse of this information to Threaten, Intimidate, or Harass registered offenders will not be tolerated and may be a crime. Further, abuse could potentially end law enforcement’s ability to do community notification. We believe that if community notification ends because of community harassment, the only person who wins is the Sex Offender, since sex offenders derive their power through secrecy. 

The Cumberland Police Department has the ability to help you by providing you with useful information on personal safety.   The Cumberland Police Department may be reached at (401)-333-2500. If you have information regarding current criminal activity of this offender or any other offender, call 911.


How do I register as a Sex Offender?

Although we would like registrations during normal business hours [8:00am - 4:00pm] it can be done at anytime.

If you have ever been convicted of a Sex Offense, you may be required to register under Rhode Island law as a sex offender.

The registration laws may have changed since you were convicted. The sex offense for which you were convicted may have been added to the law requiring registration after the date of your conviction. If the offense was added to the registration law after your conviction date, you may not have received personal notice of your duty to register as a sex offender.

You will need to check with our department to see if the sex offense for which you were convicted requires registration today. IT IS A CRIME TO FAIL TO REGISTER.


Sex Offenders




Name: Luis Viveiros
Residence: 11 Pleasant St. Cumberland RI 02864
Age: 51 DOB: 7/6/1961
Sex: Male Race: White
Height: 5'10" Weight: 198
Eye Color: Brown Hair Color: black/gray
Viveiros, a Level II sex offender, pled guilty to 1st and 2nd degree Child Molestation and 1st and 2nd degree sexual assault. The victim was 9 years old at the time of the offense and was known to the offender. He is required to register with CPD quarterly.



Name: Joseph Gaffney
Residence: Area of Fairview Ave and Broad St. Cumberland
Age: 42 DOB: 5/14/68
Sex: Male Race: White
Height: 511 Weight: 260
Eye Color: Brown Hair Color: bald
Gaffney, a Level II sex offender pled guilty to 2nd degree child molestation in a 2009 case. The offender did assault a 10 year old female victim in Cumberland, RI.



Cumberland, RI Police Department
1380 Diamond Hill Road Cumberland, Rhode Island 401.333.2500