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 01, 2015
20 year veteran Detective Barbara Frazier retires effective Friday after a twenty year career. She spent 15 years in detectives handling many important investigations and specializing in juvenile sex trafficking in her latter years. She has made a great impact on the fight against crime in Warwick and is well known throughout the RI law enforcement community. She celebrated with many of her fellow detectives and Asst AG John Corrigan. Much luck to her future!
- Created on June 30, 2015
On Wednesday, June 25, 2015, the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) recognized the recipients of the 2015 Highway Safety Champion Awards in a ceremony held at Amica Insurance, Lincoln. The awards recognize law enforcement officers for their outstanding performance in carrying out speed, occupant-protection, and alcohol-impaired enforcement activities sponsored by RIDOT last year. Fourteen officers from nine agencies received awards. Congratulations to all officers.
Officer John Curley, who has been a member of the Warwick Police Department since May 2011, was the recipient of three awards; Impaired Driving Award, Occupant Protection Award, and the 2015 Highway Safety Champion Award. Off Curley has issued 193 citations and made 52 arrests so far this year, 14 for Driving Under the Influence. He is pictured second from the right next to WPD Sergeant Earl Read. Job well done Officer Curley!
- Created on June 30, 2015
Sgt John Kelly is operating the department's new ATV used to patrol the city's parks, beaches and coastlines. Pictured with him is Andrew Knutton, a lifeguard at Buttonwood's City Park beach.
- Created on June 26, 2015
WARWICK POLICE SEIZE $45,000 WORTH of ILLEGAL FIREWORKS
On 6/26/2015, the Warwick Police Department received information that a subject living at 270 Palace Avenue in Warwick was selling illegal aerial consumer fireworks.
Based on this information, members of the Warwick Police detective division conducted surveillance of the residence and confirmed the presence of fireworks. The suspect departed the residence in a minivan and was subsequently stopped by the Warwick Police. At that time, illegal aerial fireworks were located in the vehicle. Warwick Police then conducted a search of the residence at 270 Palace Avenue and found a large amount of the illegal aerial fireworks in the garage. The suspect, Javed Mohammad, age 50, was taken into custody and charged with one count of 11-13-1 Sale, use or possession of aerial consumed fireworks, a felony under Rhode Island law. He is being held at the Warwick Police Headquarters pending his arraignment.
Approximately 65 cases of illegal fireworks valued at about $45,000 were seized from the garage and transported to Warwick Police Headquarters. There they were inventoried and subsequently turned over to the Rhode Island Fire Marshal's office for storage and eventual destruction.
- Created on June 22, 2015
The Warwick Police responded to a bank robbery at the Coastway Community Bank, 3830 Post Road, at 9:48 am on June 16, 2015.
The preliminary investigation has disclosed that the suspect entered the bank alone, at approximately 9:45 am and demanded money from two tellers. The suspect fled on foot south on Post Road. The suspect is described as a white male, believed to be in his late forties or early fifties, approximately 5'7", slender build, wearing a black baseball hat, camouflage mask, sunglasses, black gloves, a dark blue or black jacket, believed to be "The North Face" brand, blue jeans, and sneakers. The suspect had dark colored shoulder length hair which may have been a wig. The male suspect fled with an undisclosed amount of money. No one was injured as a result of this incident and no weapon was shown or mentioned by the suspect.
Any person with information related to the bank robbery is requested to contact the Warwick Police Department Detective Division at (401)468-4233 or Sgt. Eric Falcofsky at (401)468-4254.