Welcome to the Warwick Police Department
The Warwick Police Department was established in 1921. Prior to that the villages of Warwick were policed by constables and sheriffs since 1648. The department currently has 172 sworn police officers supported by 53 civilian employees that provide municipal policing services to a residential population of 81,000.
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- Created on April 28, 2016
Warwick Police Department's K9 Viking will receive a bullet and stab protective vest thanks to a charitable donation from non-profit organization Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. K9 Viking's vest is sponsored by Charles Scott of Warwick, RI and will be embroidered with the sentiment "A gift of protection donated by Charles R. Scott, Jr". Delivery is expected within eight to ten weeks.
Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. is a 501c (3) charity located in East Taunton, MA whose mission is to provide bullet and stab protective vests and other assistance to dogs of law enforcement and related agencies throughout the United States. The non-profit was established in 2009 to assist law enforcement agencies with this potentially lifesaving body armor for their four-legged K9 officers. Since its inception, Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. provided over 1,800 protective vests, in 49 states, through private and corporate donations, at a cost of over 1.6 million dollars. All vests are custom made in the USA by Armor Express in Central Lake, MI.
The program is open to dogs actively employed in the U.S. with law enforcement or related agencies who are certified and at least 20 months of age. New K9 graduates, as well as K9s with expired vests, are eligible to participate.
The donation to provide one protective vest for a law enforcement K9 is $1,050.00. Each vest has a value between $1,795 – $2,234 and a five-year warranty, and an average weight of 4-5 lbs. There are an estimated 30,000 law enforcement K9s throughout the United States. For more information or to learn about volunteer opportunities, please call 508-824-6978. Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. provides information, lists events, and accepts tax-deductible donations of any denomination at www.vik9s.org or mailed to P.O. Box 9 East Taunton, MA 02718.
The Warwick Police Department has two K-9 teams: Viking, handled by Officer Aaron Steere, and Fox handled by Officer Paul Wells.
- Created on April 22, 2016
The Warwick Police Department has entered a new direction when it comes to planning for the organization and how it accomplishes its mission. A planning committee was formed to develop this plan from all ranks and divisions of the department to include non-sworn employees. A long term plan was developed going three years into the future to attain objectives that will capitalize on our strengths and improve our weaknesses. The committee used our recently completed COPS (Community Oriented Policing Services) survey to include the public's perceptions and criticisms from an external view.
The committee followed practiced and validated methods for strategic planning to develop our direction for the next three years. Please follow the link below and see how we intend to better serve you.
- Created on April 18, 2016
Several WPD officers were honored Friday night by the American Legion for life saving efforts. Pictured are Col McCartney, Off Brian Chainese, Geoffrey Waldman, Christian Vargas, Matthew Moretti and Aaron Kay. The ceremony was held at the hall in Coventry.
- Created on April 06, 2016
The Warwick Police Department is accepting applications for the position of entry level Police Officer to establish an eligibility list for the next two years. Click here for more information.
Check out our motivating Recruitment video on YouTube
- Created on April 05, 2016
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 4, 2016
Jake Cabral, D.O.B. 1997 from 27 Potomac Rd., Warwick, R.I. was arraigned today in Kent County District Court on the charge of Conspiracy. This was as a result of the ongoing investigation of the Michael Rogers murder and David Rogers assault which occurred at 149 Haswill Street on 3/26/16. Cabral was ordered held without bail on the charge. A bail hearing is scheduled for April 12, 2016.
The matter is still under active investigation. As such, no further information will be released to the media at this time.
POC. Major Christine Kelley