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 January 20, 2015
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 19,2015
Warwick, RI- Colonel Stephen M. McCartney and the Warwick Police Department would like to hear from its residents and business owners as we begin the process of offering a Citizens Satisfaction Survey to the public. This survey is conducted by the police department every three years in an effort to gauge overall effectiveness and quality of service. The goal of the survey is to obtain feedback from residents and business owners on their opinions about the department that serves them every day. The survey will allow the public to voice their opinions on a variety of different aspects of the work that is done by the police department. In the past the department has received high marks and positive responses and the Colonel and Command staff are hopeful that trend will continue.
The Police Department is continuing this effort by "Going Green" with the survey by making it available on line to residents and business owners. To access the survey, go to the home page of Warwick Police Department web site and click on the SURVEYS & REPORTS tab. The web address is: www.warwickpd.org
All information is confidential and will not be shared with any outside agencies. Surveys should be completed by February 28, 2015.
Should anyone have any questions regarding the survey, please contact Lieutenant Michael Gilbert of the Community services Division at 401-468-4344.
- Created on January 13, 2015
Warwick PAL will begin its 2015 fundraising program on January 6, 2015. All-Pro Sports will start its telemarketing campaign on that date. The money raised will help the children of Warwick participate in sports throughout the year.
Please direct any questions to Officer John Paliotte at The Warwick PAL Office 401-468-4379.
- Created on December 31, 2014
Attorney General Peter Kilmartin is warning consumers to be aware of a new scam by someone claiming to be from the “Providence County Court.”
According to the consumer who contacted the Office, he received a phone call from an individual claiming to be from “Providence County Court” to inform him there was a warrant for his arrest unless he paid a monetary fine by 2 p.m. either by a pre-paid debit card via telephone (the phone number provided to handle the payment was for a ‘payment processing” company based in Michigan) or in person, at which time he provided the address for Providence City Hall to remit payment.
The phone number that appeared on the consumer’s caller-ID was determined to be a number assigned to the Rhode Island Supreme Court clerk’s office but it is a fax number within the clerk’s office, not a telephone.
“This scam shows the high level of sophistication being employed to trick consumers. Taking a few bits of legitimate information, like spoofing a real phone number assigned to the Courts and knowing the address of City Hall, the scam artists lend just enough credibility to the call. Coupled with the fear of imminent arrest, consumers can easily be tricked into turning over money to protect their freedom or to comply with a law,” said Attorney General Peter Kilmartin.
The Office of Attorney General confirmed that the Rhode Island Judiciary does not contact individuals for outstanding warrants, and no local or state law enforcement agency will accept a payment in lieu of arrest.
Attorney General Kilmartin warns consumers never to reveal personal identifying or financial information over the telephone to anyone claiming to be from the Courts, a government agency or a law enforcement agency. No legitimate government agency or law enforcement agency will demand payment from a pre-paid debit card to avoid arrest or sanctions.
- Created on October 22, 2014
POLICE RESPONSE TO SECOND THREAT AGAINST WARWICK SCHOOLS
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Today, October 22, 2014 the Johnston Police Department received
an anonymous letter, similar to last weeks, through the mail in which a
physical threat was made to the schools in Johnston, Cranston and Warwick on
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. After a meeting between Chief
Tamburini, Colonel McCartney, and Colonel Winquist, the schools in each
jurisdiction will have continued police presence, utilizing both marked and
unmarked units, throughout the next two days. The Chiefs have met with
their respective school Superintendents advising them of the threat. The
investigation as to who sent the letter is ongoing. There is nothing
further being released at this time. If anyone has any information
regarding this incident, they are advised to contact the Johnston Police
department, the lead agency in this investigation.
- Created on October 15, 2014
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Pedestrian struck and seriously injured on Post Road in Warwick.
The Warwick Police responded to a car and pedestrian accident in the area of 717 Post Road at 8:49 PM on October 11, 2014. The Traffic Division’s Accident Reconstruction Team is investigating the accident. The accident involved one vehicle operated by Katelyn Barnes, a 23 year old female from Heath Avenue in Warwick, and the pedestrian, a 44 year old male from Dryden Boulevard in Warwick. The pedestrian was transported to Rhode Island Hospital by Warwick Fire Rescue where at last check he was listed in critical condition with serious injuries. The identity of the pedestrian is being withheld pending notification to his family.
The preliminary investigation has disclosed that the operator of the vehicle was travelling north on Post Road in the area of Spofford Avenue and the pedestrian was crossing Post Road in an easterly direction when the collision occurred. Investigators are continuing with interviews of the driver, as well as attempting to locate any additional witnesses. At this time neither speed nor alcohol appears to be factors in the collision. The pedestrian was wearing dark clothing and due to the time of day the area was fairly dark with minimal lighting. These factors may have played a role in the cause of the collision.
Any person with information related to the accident is requested to contact the Warwick Police Traffic Division at (401)468-4293 or at (401)468-4343.