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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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For the last year and a half, residents in and around the Pilgrim Parkway neighborhood have been waking up to find valuables stolen from their parked vehicles, most times with smashed windows as well. Both patrol officers and detectives worked to solve these crimes believing the suspect was operating on foot and likely lived in the area. The monthly crime statistics were showing this was a problem that would not go away without the apprehension of the culprit. Up to twenty incidents were reported every month and during the course of the investigation it was found that many residents weren't reporting the crime. Many residents were victimized several times.

The evidence pointed to one suspect and several surveillance efforts could not catch him in the act. Only the due diligence of District One detectives, headed by Det Sgt Andy Sullivan, were the pieces put together and the suspect charged for several crimes. On 8/16/2015, Kevin Gilchrist, 23 yoa, of 130 Pilgrim Parkway, was arrested and charged with Felony Larceny, six counts of Possession of Stolen Goods and two counts of Obtaining Money Under False Pretense. Gilchrist has been incarcerated since that time and there has not been another incident in Pilgrim Parkway since.

                                                  Kevin Gilchrist