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 March 27, 2013
March 18th through May 20th 2015
Classes meet on Wednesdays 6:30pm – 9pm @ Warwick Police HQ’s
2 Saturday Meetings (off Site) in addition TBA
WHAT IS THE CITIZENS POLICE ACADEMY ?
The Citizens Police Academy is a free 10 week course
The course runs from 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm for 10 consecutive Wednesdays.
The Academy provides a hands-on training program in a friendly atmosphere.
The course is open to all Warwick residents and city employees.
The course is run by the Police Department and gives citizens brief descriptions and demonstrations of what Police officers undergo. All instructors in this program are Warwick Police Department employees. Our goal is to build a closer bond with our resident and business community. Once you have taken this course, you will have a different outlook on our service’s and the Warwick Police!
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The Citizens Police Academy consists of 10 weeks of training where students will take a tour of Police Headquarters, ride along with Patrol Officer, and learn about:
- History of Warwick PD
- Patrol Operations
- Traffic stops
- Police training: to include weapon handling and Emergency Vehicle Operations handling
- Active Schooter
- S.W.A.T. (Special Weapons And Tactics)
- Crime scene investigations
- DUI investigations
- Sex Offender Task Force
- Ride along with Patrol Officer
The sessions are held on Wednesday evenings (6:30 pm - 9:00 pm). In order to be approved for attendance, citizens must first complete the attached application. Applicants will receive notification informing them of their acceptance once their application has been processed.
Remember, class space is limited and slots will be filled on a first-come, first-serve basis. Warwick residents having priority.
The requirements for graduation are that participants must complete a two-hour ride-along with an officer and must attend 70% of the course schedule. (Should unforeseen circumstances prevent a student from attending class, he/she will be allowed to make up the missed session.)
The Citizens Police Academy is provided to the citizens of the City of Warwick free of charge.
If you are interested in attending the Citizens Police Academy, please complete and return the attached registration form to:
Community Services Division
Warwick Police Department
99 Veterans Memorial Drive
Warwick, Rhode Island 02886
Requirements for Participants include:
- Must be 18 years of age or older
- Have NO criminal history other than minor traffic violations (background checks will be performed)
- Sign any waiver or agreements
Class size is limited to 30 participants
[PLEASE NOTE: Once you download your application, fill out the required fields and save the completed application to your computer. This file then can be emailed to Officer Nelson at the email above.]
The deadline for applications is Wednesday, March 11, 2015
*****You will be called upon your acceptance to the class*****
- Created on February 06, 2015
For Immediate Release February 5, 2015
Contact: Major Raymond E. Gallucci, Jr. Office: 468-4228
Safety Alert – Snow Removal from Sidewalks
Effective Friday, February 6, 2015 at 7 A.M. through Saturday, February 7 at 7 P.M., the Warwick Police Department will issue violations to businesses and residential homeowners who are in non-compliance.
The Warwick Police Department received numerous complaints regarding snow removal from sidewalks and realizes this presents a significant safety hazard, particularly for students and the elderly.
The department has applied discretion and attempted to educate residents concerning their responsibility with the intent of achieving voluntary compliance.
We realize the burden of compliance with this ordinance, given the depth of the snow; nevertheless, ample time has passed since the initial storm in order to achieve compliance.
Additionally, we understand many of the reasons and excuses for not complying; they fail in comparison when balanced against safety considerations.
Based on the concern for public safety we are now compelled to enforce the statute and issue a violation for non-compliance.
Sec. 70-102. Removal of snow required.
“The owner, owner-designated occupant, or any person having the care of any building or lot of land bordering on any street shall cause the snow to be removed from the sidewalk.”
“Violation of this section shall be punishable by a fine of $100.00 for the first and second offense.”
Raymond E. Gallucci, Jr.
Operations Bureau Commander
- 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.