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 November 17, 2015
The citizens that live, work and travel through Warwick are the eyes and ears of law enforcement. Warwick has several high value targets to include shopping malls, cinemas, coastline, the train station/railway and the airport.
How to report suspicious activity:
If it is suspicious enough for you to want to report it then call our phone line directly at 401-468-4200 and state you want to report suspicious activity that is in progress. If what you are seeing is a crime in progress, a weapon is present, the threat appears imminent or somebody's life is in jeopardy call 911!
What information should you provide?
Report details, take notes if you can. Number of persons involved, ages, body builds (height/weight), hair color, facial hair, tattoos, distinctive clothing. What did you see that was suspicious. For a vehicle(s) a license plate is the most important clue, along with vehicle make/model/age & color. Distinctive markings on the vehicle(s) such as stickers, damage or after market additions (a ladder rack, etc). Officers respond to calls with this information actively looking for description matches. Officers know the areas they are responding to and know the common avenues of entry and exit from these locations. Where were they last seen and where were they last headed.
What is considered suspicious activity?
-Persons who are surveying, taking pictures/notes of a potential target for no legitimate reason.
-Persons purchasing/stealing uniforms, facility passes/badges, technological items and information, weapons, ammunition or explosive materials and /or placing these items in a suspicious location.
-Persons eliciting information about facilities by email, phone or in person.
-Persons attempting to breach or test security measures of a building, facility or restricted area; damaging or tampering with a facilities security barrier, surveillance monitoring system or utilities.
-Persons that are misrepresenting themselves or their identity to gain access to a building/facility or information.
-Persons making or implying a threat to harm people, a facility or an organization in person, online, by mail, etc
...and of course persons who are committing a crime.
- Created on November 16, 2015
The Fall 2015 Citizens Police Academy graduated Wednesday, November 11th. The class had full attendance and the students had class every Wednesday night for 10 weeks participating in classes and field training. Classes consisted of criminal procedure, emergency vehicle operation, firearms training, crime scene investigation, and demonstrations by the bomb techs and K-9. Congratulations and thank you for taking part as Citizens of Warwick.
- Created on November 03, 2015
The Warwick PD hosted SWAT & K9 Interaction During Deployment School (SKIDDS) last week. The course is taught by Canine Technical Schools out of California and teaches combined operations with SWAT and K9 personnel conducting building and open area searches, high risk apprehensions and K9 handling during live gunfire. The training was over the course of 3 1/2 days. Police and their K-9's from RI, MA CT, NJ and VA participated.
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For more information on Canine Tactical Operations & Consulting visit www.k9taco.
- Created on October 26, 2015
The Lighthouse Christian Church in Warwick held a special service on Sunday to thank their local police officers. Pastor Frank Luna wanted to use the opportunity to teach the children in the Sunday school class to respect and appreciate authority figures as opposed to the recent negativity towards police.
Ten Warwick officers attended the Mass with Colonel McCartney. After the Mass, all attended a breakfast gathering to further connect their community with the officers.
The children presented the officers with a very unique Thank You card which we will proudly display for all to see. Thank you from the WPD to the Lighthouse Christian community.
- Created on October 26, 2015