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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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The Warwick Police Department welcomes you to complete a victim/witness survey if you have been the victim or witness to a crime

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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.