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Newport Police Department

Police and Community - Partners in Excellence




Emergency: (401) 847-1212 or 911

Non-Emergency/General Information:
(401) 847-1306
Anonymous Tips Line: (401) 846-2606
TTY: (401) 849-3930  
 2012 Awards 3                               


Thank you for visiting our website. The links on the left side will provide you with information about the divisions, units and people that make up the police department.

"Police and Community-Partners in Excellence"

As partners with the community, the Police Department encourages the public at large to report crimes or suspicious activity to the Police Department. Remember, if you "See something, Say Something." You can use the main numbers to speak to someone directly or simply dial the Anonymous TIPS Line at 401-849-3930. For crimes in progress, please call 911 or the Police Emergency number at 401-847-1212.To contact a Community Oriented Police Officer directly, you can call COP 1 office located at 2 Park Holm in the City's North End at 401-845-5865, CPO Merrie Scott at her COP 2 office on Broadway at 401-845-5863, COP 3 Office located in Brick Market Place at 401-845-5862 and CPO Joshua Wildes at his COP 4 Office located at 514 Thames Street at 401-845-5864.

Car Safety Seat Installation

Detective Robert Spellman, Detective Joseph Leonardo, Detective Christopher McGregor, Detective Anson Smith, and CPO Wildes are Department certified Child Safety Seat Inspectors. They can provide you with assistance and instructions for the proper installation of child safety seats in your vehicle. The Officers will be available only by appointment between 7 am and 3 pm Monday through Friday (except Holidays). Please call the department at 401-847-1306 and ask for one of the Officers listed above or leave a message for them.


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Mission Statement

The mission of the Newport Police Department is to provide excellence in police service through aggressive pursuit of violators of the law and the prevention of crime and disorderliness.

This will be accomplished by forging a partnership with the citizens of Newport to enhance the quality of life, reduce the fear of crime, preserve the peace, and impartially enforce the law, while maintaining a higher standard of integrity than is generally expected of others, and respecting the dignity of each individual.

Our services will be rendered with courtesy, civility, and adherence to the provisions of the Constitution of the United States.

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