Holiday Schedule

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Please note: City Hall and Offices will be CLOSED on Monday, Jan. 17th in observance of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. The Waste Management Transfer Station will also be closed, resulting in a one-day collection delay for all trash, recycling and bulky waste. The 2022 Yard Waste and Holiday Trash calendar, is now available online for download at

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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

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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

Sign Up for Emergency Alerts

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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

Police: Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over this Holiday Season

NEWPORT, R.I. --This Thanksgiving holiday, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is teaming up with Newport Police Department to make sure you make it to the Thanksgiving table.

With the Thanksgiving holiday kicking off a very merry time of year, it’s essential to take some time to remember that Buzzed Driving Is Drunk Driving. If your plans to celebrate include alcohol, plan for a sober driver. You may have heard of the popular trend during the Thanksgiving holiday, “Blackout Wednesday,” which occurs on the eve of Thanksgiving. Unfortunately, this trend encourages the heavy consumption of alcohol, which is why we’re working hard to keep drunk drivers off the roads.


NEWPORT, R.I. (FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2021) – The Newport Police Department is pleased to announce the start of their 5th Annual “No Shave” charity event.  Chief Silva is again allowing members of our department to grow out their beards from November 1, 2021 thru March 1, 2022.  Department personnel, who choose to participate in the event, will be making a donation that will be split between a number of local charities.  In conjunction with this, the Newport FOP will be making an additional donation for each member that participates in the event. 

Newport Gearing Up for Hurricane Henri

Easton’s Beach Closed, Residents Urged to Get Storm Ready
NEWPORT, R.I. (FRIDAY, AUGUST 20, 2021) – City officials are reminding residents to act now to be Storm Ready as Hurricane Henri bears down on Aquidneck Island.  

​According to the latest forecasts, hurricane conditions are expected to sweep over the area Sunday morning with wind gusts of up to 80 mph, rain totals of up to 6” possible, and a 3-5 ft. storm surge

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  Calendar of Events

Energy & Environment Commission

The mission of the Energy & Environment Commission is to advise the Council and educate the public on energy-efficiency, renewable energy and the environment, to foster a more sustainable community. Click here for an agenda

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

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. 

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