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 »


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

Sign Up for Emergency Alerts

Be safe during an emergency! Sign up for Emergency Alerts

In the Community

Back to School Safety Tips

Back to School Safety Tips

With the beginning of school year, fall season and the increase in school children, buses, bicycle and pedestrian traffic, the Newport Police Department wishes to remind motorists and bicyclists to drive safely, as well as pedestrians to be vigilant and use the best safety practices.

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News & Events

Latest News

City Launching new Mobile Parking App

Residents, Visitors Encouraged to Pay to Park from their Phones with the Passport Parking App
NEWPORT, R.I. (Tuesday, September 1, 2020) – Newport residents and visitors have a new way to pay for parking as the City of Newport on Monday announced the debut of a new citywide contactless mobile payment application. 

The new Passport Parking App, which is set to be rolled out later this week, allows users to conveniently pay for and monitor their parking sessions directly from their smartphones.

City Assisting Organizers of Peaceful Protest

NEWPORT, R.I. (Friday, June 12, 2020) – The City of Newport is providing support for a human rights demonstration scheduled for 12 p.m. on Saturday, June 13 at Miantonomi Park in the City’s North End.

In addition to supplying staging and sound equipment for a speaker’s program, the City has also been working with organizers to ensure pedestrian safety for a planned march that will take demonstrators from Miantonomi Park to Equality Park.

Statement on Black Lives Matter Rhode Island Demonstration

NEWPORT, R.I. (Friday, June 5, 2020) – The City of Newport and its community partners are preparing to welcome demonstrators to Aquidneck Island on Saturday, June 6th for a planned peaceful demonstration sparked by the murder of George Floyd.
As a City, we fully support those who wish to exercise their Constitutional right to peacefully assemble and will do our part to make sure that any and all demonstrations are carried out in as safe a manner as possible.

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  Calendar of Events

Remote City Council Meeting - Executive Session

City Councilors will be meeting remotely for the purposes of entering into Executive Session to discuss issues relating to the lease, aquisition, or disposition of publicly held property involving the Pell Bridge realinment and possible litigation. 

Meeting ID: 955 0238 4332
888-788-0099 US Toll-free
833-548-0276 US Toll-free

City Council Remote Meeting

City Councilors will be meeting in a remote session for a regular Council Meeting
If you'd like to participate, please click on the following link:

​Or, to dial in, call 1-833-548-0276 and enter the following Meeting ID: 968 1916 6061

Probate Court

Probate Court meets two times per month at 10:30 a.m., in the Second Floor City Council Chambers at Newport City Hall. Click here for a full schedule.

For advertising deadlines, please contact Carlos Alaan at 845-5349 or calaan@cityofnewport.com.

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

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