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

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To report a noise complaint and for other non-emergency calls, please dial (401) 847-1306.
For complaints regarding fireworks, please dial (401) 847-1212

The Newport Police Department is dedicated to working in partnership with the community to fight crime. We work to improve the quality of life in our neighborhoods.Through community policing, we want to be a reflection of the residents we serve. We aim to create a professional culture and inclusive environment that mirrors the best of all of us.

Administrative Services

Whether you need to file an online incident report or need to update your emergency contact information, our Records Division is able to assist. 

Patrol Division

Whether it's by car, bike, or through our Community Oriented Policing officers, we strive to keep Newport a safe place to live & visit. 

Criminal Investigations

Our Criminal Investigations division is dedicated to providing prompt, professional, and thorough investigations  

Parking & Traffic

Learn more about how to dispute a parking ticket, request a special detail for an event, or the rules of our roads

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

City Cracking Down on Speed, Noise Violations

Motorists Asked to Drive Safely, Quietly This Summer or Face Fines
NEWPORT, R.I. (WEDNESDAY, May 25, 2022) – In anticipation of a busy summer season, the City of Newport is stepping up enforcement of its speed and noise ordinances, with police promising to crack down on motor vehicle violations throughout the summer season.

Police will be stepping up patrols to enforce existing local zoning ordinances as well as moving violations, taking particular notice of motorcycle groups and vehicles with modified exhaust systems.
Police began their stepped up enforcement last weekend, stopping motorists for both speed and noise violations.

Paid & Residential Parking Go into Effect May 1st

2022 Parking Season will Feature New Meters, Mobile App
NEWPORT, R.I. (THURSDAY, April 28th, 2022) – The City of Newport’s paid parking and residential sticker programs will go into effect on May 1st.

Metered parking, which will feature the use of multi-space parking kiosks rather than individual meters, will be in effect from 9 a.m. until 9 p.m. daily, including weekends and holidays. In addition to utilizing new smart parking kiosks, motorists using the City’s paid parking spaces will also be able to pay directly from their smartphone by downloading the Passport Mobile App.

Changes are Coming to Newport’s Parking Program

Kiosks, Smartphone App Set to Replace City Parking Meters

NEWPORT, R.I. (THURSDAY, APRIL 7, 2022) – Changes are coming to Newport’s parking meter program.

​The City has partnered with LAZ Parking and Flowbird Group to introduce a pay-by-plate parking system, as seen in many other major metropolitan cities. The system will eliminate the City’s single space parking meters that have reached their end of life in favor of Flowbird Strada smart kiosks. The upgrade is a part of the City’s plan to enhance parking accommodations for city residents, employees, small business patrons and attendees of large scale events.   

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  Calendar of Events

Zoning Board of Review

The Zoning Board of Review is responsible for overseeing and administering the City's zoning code in a fair and equitable fashion.  Click here for an agenda

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

City Council Meeting

The City Council serves as a the primary decision making body for the City. Join us for its regular monthly meeting, held in the Second Floor Council Chambers at City Hall. Click here to read an agenda and to view the meeting online.

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

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