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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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On 6/26/2015, the Warwick Police Department received information that a subject living at 270 Palace Avenue in Warwick was selling illegal aerial consumer fireworks.

Based on this information, members of the Warwick Police detective division conducted surveillance of the residence and confirmed the presence of fireworks. The suspect departed the residence in a minivan and was subsequently stopped by the Warwick Police. At that time, illegal aerial fireworks were located in the vehicle. Warwick Police then conducted a search of the residence at 270 Palace Avenue and found a large amount of the illegal aerial fireworks in the garage. The suspect, Javed Mohammad, age 50, was taken into custody and charged with one count of 11-13-1 Sale, use or possession of aerial consumed fireworks, a felony under Rhode Island law. He is being held at the Warwick Police Headquarters pending his arraignment.

Approximately 65 cases of illegal fireworks valued at about $45,000 were seized from the garage and transported to Warwick Police Headquarters. There they were inventoried and subsequently turned over to the Rhode Island Fire Marshal's office for storage and eventual destruction.