Welcome to the Warwick Police Department
As Colonel, I would like to personally welcome you to the Warwick Police Department’s website. We are a Nationally Accredited, Community Policing Agency that stresses professionalism, integrity and fairness. 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.
I encourage you to take some time to review the vast amount of information contained within the Warwick Police Department's Annual Report. The Annual Report provides an overview of the Warwick Police Department and details various yearly statistical information that you may find useful. This includes data relating to calls for service, response times, crime reports, as well as victim and offender information.
The personnel of the Warwick Police Department, both sworn and civilian, are proud to be a part of one of the finest police departments in the United States. Each and every one of our members plays an integral part in the success of our department. Our most important goal is to ensure the safety and well being of the citizens of Warwick.
I am hopeful that the information provided will be very useful and enhance your understanding of our agency, the types of services which we provide and the role which we play in the community.
- Created on July 27, 2015
This year's series of Youth Leadership camps has been very successful. Thanks to all those who participated this year: cadre, volunteers, children and parents alike.
- Created on July 24, 2015
Mayor Scott Avedisian and Colonel Stephen McCartney will hold a press conference to highlight an upcoming visit from a team of assessors from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. as part of the process to reaccredit the police department and to encourage the public to offer their input. The event will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, in police department headquarters, 99 Veterans Memorial Drive.
On Sunday, August 2, the CALEA team will arrive to examine all aspects of the agency's policies and procedures, management, operations, and support services. The department's last such assessment was conducted in August 2012, after which it was awarded re-accredited status.
As part of the on-site assessment, agency personnel and members of the community are invited to offer comments at a public information session to be held on Monday, August 3, 2015, at 6:00 pm. The session will be held in the Community Room located in the Warwick Police Department, 99 Veterans Memorial Drive, Warwick, Rhode Island
If for some reason, individuals cannot speak at the public information session, but would still like to provide comments to the assessment team, they may do so by telephone. The public may call (401) 468-4328 on Tuesday, August 4, 2015, between the hours of 3:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m.
- Created on July 20, 2015
The Youth Leadership camp, also known as Adventure Camp, runs week long sessions for youth ages 11 to 14. The camp is held at Camp Fogarty run by both the Warwick Police Department and the RI National Guard. The camp has various activities emphasizing leadership, character and confidence building.
Check out the Warwick Beacon write ups for more info:
- Created on July 18, 2015
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
On July 17, 2015 at 1809 hrs, the Warwick Police Department responded to a car and bicyclist accident in the area of 850 Bald Hill Road. The Traffic Division Accident Reconstruction Team is investigating the accident. The accident involved one vehicle operated by a 23 year old male from Cranston, and a 64 year old male bicyclist. The bicyclist was transported to Rhode Island Hospital by Warwick Fire Rescue with serious injuries where he later died. The bicyclist's identity is being withheld pending notification of next of kin.
The preliminary investigation disclosed that the vehicle was traveling north on Bald Hill Road in the left lane when the vehicle collided with the bicyclist who initially appears to have been walking his bike across the roadway from the eastbound side of Bald Hill road towards the westbound side. The bicyclist was wearing a helmet at the time of the crash.
The investigation is on-going and any person with information related to the accident is requested to contact the Warwick Police Department Traffic Division at 401-468-4293. Please contact either Sgt. Earl Read of Officer Sarkisian who is assigned as the lead investigator.
- Created on July 16, 2015
The Warwick Police Department is scheduled for an on-site assessment as part of a program to attain re-accreditation by verifying it meets professional standards.
Administered by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA), the accreditation program requires agencies to comply with state-of-the-art standards in four basic areas: policy and procedures, administration, operations, and support services.
As part of the on-site assessment, members of the community and agency employees are invited to offer comments at a public information session on Monday, August 3rd, 2015, at 6:00p.m. The session will be conducted in the Community Room located in the Warwick Police Department, 99 Veterans Memorial Dr, Warwick, Rhode Island.
Agency employees and the public are also invited to offer comments by calling (401) 468-4328 on Tuesday, August 4th, 2015 between the hours of 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Comments will be taken by the assessment team.
Telephone comments as well as appearances at the public information session are limited to 10 minutes and must address the agency's ability to comply with CALEA standards or other significant issues. A copy of the standards is available and may be viewed at the Warwick Police Department, 99 Veterans Memorial Dr, Warwick, Rhode Island. Local contact is Sergeant Joseph Petrarca, (401) 468-4330.