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    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.
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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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WARWICK – Mayor Scott Avedisian, Police Col. Stephen McCartney and other police officials will kick off the department's recruitment drive at a press conference Monday, March 14, 2016 at 9 a.m. in the community room of police headquarters, 99 Veterans Memorial Drive.

The drive will be held March 15th to April 15, 2016. Recruitment efforts will include advertisements in local and regional web-based and print media outlets, to include multicultural publications, as well as public/private internet job boards, social networks and select radio/television announcements.

Qualified applicants must be between 21 and 35 year old, a United States citizen with a minimum of 60 college credits from an accredited college or university, or proof of five years of continuous military reserve service or three years of active duty. Those with three years of prior law enforcement or corrections experience who do not have the requisite college credits will also receive consideration and are encouraged to apply. Applicants must also hold a valid driver's license, be of good moral character and successfully complete a selection process, including a physical agility test, written exam and oral interview, and a thorough background investigation.

The Warwick Police Department is one of only approximately 2,000 law enforcement agencies internationally to have been accredited by The Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA).

The Warwick Police Department is considered a model for other law enforcement agencies throughout the state and is a participating member of the Rhode Island Police Accredited Coalition, which provides advice and practical assistance to agencies seeking to earn national accreditation. The State Police force was the first agency to be accredited in Rhode Island. Warwick followed and is recognized as the first city or town police department to achieve accreditation status