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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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2015 NATIONAL NIGHT OUT
National Night Out event is RESCHEDULED FOR AUGUST 26TH (originally on Tuesday August 4th, 2015 but cancelled due to the storm) at the Oakland Beach Commons near the Seawall area. The event starts at 5pm and is free to the public. The event will be held at the Oakland Beach Commons near the Seawall area. The event start off at 5 PM end at 9 pm. Because of the rescheduling there will be no fireworks.
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.
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 located at the end of Bay Ave off Suburban Pkwy.
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.
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