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 May 20, 2015
Warwick Police are investigating a suspicious incident which occurred in the area of Osceola Avenue yesterday. Shortly after 3:30pm, a 12 year old student from the area reported to police that she was approached from behind by someone who tugged on her backpack and told her to "come here." The girl reacted by running home and reporting this incident to her parents.
Police continue to investigate this incident and have saturated the area with extra patrols. The only description of the individual is that of a thin white male wearing a grey hooded sweatshirt, jeans with holes, and white/purple basketball sneakers.
Anyone with information is urged to call the Warwick Police Department at 401-468-4200 or a message can be left on the anonymous tip line at 401-732-8477 (401-732-TIPS).
- Created on May 18, 2015
It is with great admiration Colonel Stephen McCartney recognizes the life-saving actions performed by members of the Warwick Police and Fire Departments last evening, described as follows:
On May 17, 2015 at 8:00 pm several officers were dispatched to the Greenwich Avenue/Route 95 overpass where a 23 year old woman was intent on jumping into traffic below. Officer James Michailides, a member of the Department’s Mental Health Crisis Response Team, was first on-scene and immediately engaged the woman in effective dialogue as additional units arrived. Officer Michailides convinced the woman to allow him to approach close enough and to hold her hand through the barrier link fence. As the woman began to fade out of consciousness, Officer Michailides clamped on to her other hand as her feet gave way. Sergeant Thomas Snow along with Officers Christopher Lo and Stephen Major, quickly grasped articles of the woman’s clothing through the link fence as she attempted to push off onto the highway below. These officers managed to maintain their collective grip of the woman until Warwick Firefighters David Andrews, Private Kyle Connelly, and Private Joseph Levesque reached her with apparatus and brought her to safety below.
The immediate intervention and life-saving actions performed during this extremely intense crisis undoubtedly prevented this woman from almost certain death.
- Created on May 18, 2015
May 17th, 2015 FOP Lodge #7
In honor of Police Memorial Day, current and retired members of the Warwick Police Department gathered together to pay honor and homage to those who have gone before us.
- Created on May 18, 2015
Did you know you can be pulled over for not buckling up - either you or your passengers?
May is Click it or Ticket Enforcement Month
- Created on May 15, 2015
Promotion and Commendation Ceremony
The Warwick Police Department held a promotion ceremony at City Hall Wednesday night following the recent retirement of Major Raymond Gallucci.
Major Gallucci was recognized for his long and successful career of nearly 29 years in which he served in every division of the department. Major Gallucci also had an equally successful career in the Rhode Island Army National Guard and US Army Reserve, attaining the rank of Colonel and serving in Iraq with the 103rd Field Artillery Brigade. Major Gallucci is currently the Director of Security at the Warwick Mall.
Captain Chris Kelley, pictured, was promoted to Major and is now in charge of the Operations Division of the department, which oversees all patrol, community policing and detective functions. Major Kelley is the highest ranking female police officer in the state.
Lieutenant Rick Rathbun was promoted to Captain and is now the Officer in Charge (OIC) of the Third Platoon which is the overnight shift for patrol.
Sgt Lori Michailides was promoted to Lieutenant and is now assigned as the Assistant OIC of Third Platoon.
A promotion to Sergeant is anticipated after the upcoming promotion process is completed.
Officers Matt Smith and JT Smith were received their first step promotion having completed their one year as a probationary patrolmen.
Three new officers were sworn in as patrolmen: Ryan Lancaster, Gavin McVeigh and Timothy Lipka. Each are all experienced police officers from other departments and are new welcome additions to the department.
Various commendations were presented as well to 8 Officers, 4 Detectives, 4 Dispatchers and 4 Citizens who were recognized for their actions helping officers during the conduct of their duties.
Citizens Danielle Andersen, Zoe Sprouls, Cameron Murray and Tammy Stewart all received a Certificate of Appreciation for their exceptional rendering of aid to a Warwick Police Officer.
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