May 26, 2015
  • Welcome to the Warwick Police Department

    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.
  • Warwick Partners with CodeRED

    The City of Warwick has instituted a new rapid emergency notification service called CodeRED®. The new system will distribute emergency messages via telephone to targeted areas or the entire City of Warwick at a rate of 1,000 calls per minute.
  • Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) Team

    Learn more about this group of specially selected officers who have been highly trained in the use of special weapons and tactics for the purpose of handling high risk situations.
  • The Warwick Police Department is pleased to announce that our recruitment, application, and selection process will begin April 1, 2014 until July 31st, 2014.
  • Children between the ages of 11 and 14 who complete this course will meet new friends, learn new skills, and develop a sense of teamwork, accomplishment, pride, and self-esteem that can last a lifetime!
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Welcome to the Warwick Police Department


Colonel Stephen McCartney, Chief of PoliceAs 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.


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If you have been the victim or witness to a crime in 2014, the Warwick Police Department welcomes you to complete a victim / witness survey.

National Night Out 2014


National Night Out event is Tuesday August 5, 2014 at the Oakland Beach Commons near the Seawall area.  The event starts at 5pm and is free to the public.

Colonel Stephen McCartney of the Warwick Police Department, Mayor Scott Avedisian, the Oakland Beach Neighborhood Association along with the City’s Department of Tourism, Culture and Development invite the public to attend this year’s National Night Out event which will be held on Tuesday, August 5, 2014 starting at 5 pm.  The event will be held at the Oakland Beach Commons near the Seawall area.

National Night Out is the creation of the National Association of Town Watch (NATW) and is meant to bring attention to local anti-crime programs; strengthen the relationship among and between community groups and law enforcement; foster a sense of community; and bring attention to anti-drug and crime prevention efforts.  The NATW said that over 36 million people across the country participated in last year’s National Night Out event.

The event, which is designed to bring law enforcement together with members of the community especially children, is free.  Parking is restricted on some streets but there is plenty of parking in the surrounding areas including the boat ramp parking lot next to the beach area. 

Events include Warwick Police K-9 demonstrations, various police vehicles, children’s fingerprinting, karate demonstrations, Native American drummers, Officer Friendly, McGruff the Dog, free refreshments and kid’s prizes/giveaways (while supplies last), police and fire equipment, various neighborhood groups, various child friendly activities, and an opening ceremony featuring the Warwick Police Honor Guard along with other City officials.

All are invited to attend and help give neighborhood crime and drugs a going away party