Welcome to the Warwick Police Department
As Colonel, I would like to personally welcome you to the Warwick Police Department’s website. We are a Nationally Accredited, Community Policing Agency that stresses professionalism, integrity and fairness. The Warwick Police Department is comprised of dedicated, professional police officers that are committed to the safety and security of the residents of the City of Warwick.
I encourage you to take some time to review the vast amount of information contained within the Warwick Police Department's Annual Report. The Annual Report provides an overview of the Warwick Police Department and details various yearly statistical information that you may find useful. This includes data relating to calls for service, response times, crime reports, as well as victim and offender information.
The personnel of the Warwick Police Department, both sworn and civilian, are proud to be a part of one of the finest police departments in the United States. Each and every one of our members plays an integral part in the success of our department. Our most important goal is to ensure the safety and well being of the citizens of Warwick.
I am hopeful that the information provided will be very useful and enhance your understanding of our agency, the types of services which we provide and the role which we play in the community.
- Created on July 31, 2015
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Police identify bicyclist and operator from crash being investigated on Warwick Avenue
The Warwick Police responded to a car and bicyclist accident in the area of 2000 Warwick Avenue at 2130 hours on July 28, 2015. The Traffic Division's Accident Reconstruction Team is investigating the accident. The accident involved one vehicle, a 2005 Nissan Altima, operated by Gina Pineda, a 45 year old female from Warwick and the bicyclist. The bicyclist, identified as Eduard Brum, a 53 year old male from Warwick. Brum was transported to Rhode Island Hospital by Warwick Fire Rescue where he is currently listed in Stable condition.
The preliminary investigation disclosed that the vehicle was travelling North on Warwick Avenue in the left lane when the vehicle collided with the bicyclist who initially appears to have been crossing the roadway from the westbound side to eastbound side of Warwick Avenue. The bicyclist was not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash. Preliminary investigation shows that speed and alcohol do not appear to be a factor at this time. At this time it appears criminal charges are unlikely.
The investigation is on-going and any person with information related to the accident is requested to contact the Warwick Police Department Traffic Division. Please contact Officer Hart (468-4345) who has been assigned as the Lead Investigator.
- Created on July 31, 2015
The Warwick Police Explorers Post 327 is now accepting applications. The program introduces young men and women between the ages of 14 and 20 to the law enforcement field through classroom lectures, hands-on training and practical applications. The goal is to develop responsible young adults by teaching character traits, career development, leadership and social skills. The cadre are Warwick Police Officers.
For more information click here
For an application click here
Please file your applications by the start of the school year.
If you are under the age of 18, a parent or guardian signature is required.
- Created on July 24, 2015
Mayor Scott Avedisian and Colonel Stephen McCartney will hold a press conference to highlight an upcoming visit from a team of assessors from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. as part of the process to reaccredit the police department and to encourage the public to offer their input. The event will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, in police department headquarters, 99 Veterans Memorial Drive.
On Sunday, August 2, the CALEA team will arrive to examine all aspects of the agency's policies and procedures, management, operations, and support services. The department's last such assessment was conducted in August 2012, after which it was awarded re-accredited status.
As part of the on-site assessment, agency personnel and members of the community are invited to offer comments at a public information session to be held on Monday, August 3, 2015, at 6:00 pm. The session will be held in the Community Room located in the Warwick Police Department, 99 Veterans Memorial Drive, Warwick, Rhode Island
If for some reason, individuals cannot speak at the public information session, but would still like to provide comments to the assessment team, they may do so by telephone. The public may call (401) 468-4328 on Tuesday, August 4, 2015, between the hours of 3:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m.
- Created on July 20, 2015
The Youth Leadership camp, also known as Adventure Camp, runs week long sessions for youth ages 11 to 14. The camp is held at Camp Fogarty run by both the Warwick Police Department and the RI National Guard. The camp has various activities emphasizing leadership, character and confidence building.
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