📣 Trash Delay, City Hall & Offices Closed 📣

Please be advised that City Hall and Offices will be Closed on Monday, May 29th for Memorial Day.
Please note that the Waste Management Transfer Station will be closed and there will be a one-day delay in trash and recycling collection.
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Contact Information

Newport Police Department
120 Broadway
Newport, RI 02840

Emergency: 911 or (401) 847-1212
Non-emergency & Records: (401) 847-1306
Annonymous Tips: (401) 846-2606

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Contact Information

Newport Police Department
120 Broadway
Newport, RI 02840

Emergency: 911 or (401) 847-1212
Non-emergency & Records: (401) 847-1306
Annonymous Tips: (401) 846-2606

View Police Staff Directory »



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Emergency Call: 911 or (401) 847-1212
 Non-emergency calls, please dial (401) 847-1306.

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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 citizenry 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 in adherence to the provisions of the Constitution of the United States.

Administrative Services

The Administrative Service Division is responsible for functions such as the Office of Professional Standards, Accreditation, Training, Records, Fleet Management as well as Property and Facilities.


Patrol Division

The principal functions of the Uniformed Patrol Division are to prevent crime and delinquency, protect life and property, preserve the public peace, and regulate traffic. The Uniform Patrol Division (UPD) is responsible for providing immediate calls for service in response to all emergency and non-emergency complaints.

Criminal Investigations

The principal functions of CID are detectives who conduct thorough and in-depth follow-up investigations of crime and delinquency committed in the City of Newport, recovery of stolen property, preparing criminal cases for prosecution, maintaining a constant analysis of ongoing crime trends, and employing proactive measures to reduce crime through concentrated investigation of specific crimes and/or criminals. 

In the Community

How to File a Complaint

File a complaint against an officer and learn more about the process

Traffic Enforcement

Pay a parking ticket, learn about our resident parking programs, and more

How to Become a Police Officer

Are you interested in a career in law enforcement? Click here to learn about joining Newport's Finest

Community Policing

Meet our neighborhood Community Police officers

Frequently Asked Questions

Click here for answers to some of our most commonly asked questions

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In the Community

Sign Up for our Neighborhood Camera Registry

Sign Up for our Neighborhood Camera Registry

Help keep Newport's neighborhoods safe for all. If you have a home security camera, please consider signing up for the City's confidential Community Camera Program. Footage from video surveillance cameras is one of the best methods for identifying and apprehending criminals, and is an important tool in keeping neighborhoods safe.  
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News & Events

Latest News

Newport’s New Parking Rates, Rules Set to Begin July 1st

Changes Include New Rates, 2 Hours Free Resident Parking
NEWPORT, R.I. (TUESDAY, MAY 9, 2023) – Newport residents will be getting two hours of free daily parking at all metered spaces when the City’s new parking rates go into effect on July 1st

In addition to allowing for two free hours at metered spots every day, the new parking program will also afford residents three free hours of parking per day at the City’s Mary Street Lot, which is located off Thames Street adjacent to Queen Anne Square. 

City Seeks Input on Police Chief Search

Online Survey Seeks Community Input on Newport’s Next Police Chief
NEWPORT, R.I. (TUESDAY, APRIL 11th, 2023) – As part of its search for a new Chief of Police, the City of Newport on Tuesday released an online community survey intended to help better inform the City’s hiring process.

Community stakeholders are encouraged to fill out the survey – in English or in Spanish – by visiting www.CityofNewport.com/PoliceChiefSurvey


Operators of STR Properties Required to Register with City
NEWPORT, R.I. (TUESDAY, MARCH 28th, 2023) – Short-Term Rental registration renewals for Newport’s 2023-24 operating period are now being accepted by the City Clerk’s Office.

Under the City’s Zoning Ordinances, all Newport property owners who engage in rentals of 30 days or less are required to register as a Transient Guest Facility with the City no later than May 31st of each calendar year. This registration is separate, and in addition to, a requirement to register with the State of Rhode Island.

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  Calendar of Events

Cliff Walk Commission

The Cliff Walk Commission is charged with overseeing the maintainence, operations, and activities of the City's historic Cliff Walk. Click here for an agenda

Tree & Open Space Commission

The Tree & Open Space Commission is dedicated to the preservation and protection of the City's parks, trees, and open space. 

Planning Board Meeting

The Planning Board is the steward for the City's Comprehensive Plan, which sets the long-term goal for the City and is a key measure by which large development projects and zoning relief are evaluated. ​Read the agenda

Beach Commission Meeting

Weather Permitting, the Commission will meet in the center area of the bathhouses or in the Easton’s Beach Rotunda | View the agenda

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