The Warwick Police Department conducts national and local criminal history checks and fingerprinting as required by RI General Laws.

Local criminal history checks not requiring fingerprints are conducted on a walk-in basis at our Records Division window, free of charge, on business days 9:00 am to 3:00 pm.  This service is for Warwick residents only.  These are commonly required to volunteer at schools, coach local sports teams, nonmedical nursing home employment and sometimes for local employment.

Fingerprint cards only, without a criminal history check, is conducted by appointment only on business days 9:00 am to 3:00 pm.  This is open to any person and there is a $10.00 charge.  This is commonly for License to Carry Concealed Firearms applications and public housing applications.

National criminal history checks requiring fingerprinting by RI General Laws are conducted by appointment only on business days 09:00 am to 3:00 pm.  This is open to only Warwick residents or persons seeking employment with Warwick businesses and organizations.

To make an appointment call our Community Service Assistant Stanley Hermanowski at 401-468-4318.

Below are the criminal history checks and fingerprinting required by RI General Laws along with the fees and statute numbers.  Click on the statute number link for the applicable law:

Child Care/Day Care                                                                           Free            40-13.2-5.2

Message Therapist                                                                              $36              23-20.8-3

Mental Health Facility Employment                                                     $36              40.1-25.1-3

FireFighter Employment (For WFD or Warwick resident only)            $36              45-2-3.4

Adoption                                                                                              $36              15-7-11

Foster Care                                                                                         Free             14-1-34

Medical Marijuana (Caregivers and Cultivators only)                         $36               21-28.6-6

DCYF Employment                                                                             Free             40-13.2-5.2

School Employment                                                                           $36               16-2-18.1