The Newport Police Department Records Division is the unit which handles public records requests. Lieutenant Kevin Moreira is responsible for this unit.
We acknowledge your right to remain anonymous and also want to make records accessible to the public. Therefore we have several methods to choose for making your request. This procedure will ensure your request is presented to the appropriate people for processing. Regardless of the method you choose, we will let you how much the report will cost. We can take a credit card payment over the telephone or you can mail a check.
Newport Police Department
Request for records under the Access to Public Records Act
RHODE ISLAND GENERAL LAWS SECTION 38-2-1 ET SEQ.
The Newport Police Department is committed to providing the public with access to public records, while protecting from disclosure information about individuals maintained that would constitute an unwarranted invasion of personal privacy. R.I. Gen. Laws Section 38-2-1. The Newport Police Department provides numerous public documents to the public, media and attorneys daily in the ordinary course of business. However, for any person, who does not desire to make an oral request, wishes to make a formal written request or the request needs clarification, please complete the written form. Pursuant to R.I. Gen. Laws Section 38-2-3(c.), the Newport Police Department has established the following procedure regarding access to public records:
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