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♦ Please note that City Hall is currently closed to the public. Please use our Staff Directory or take advantage of our Online Services for any City business. 

♦ Vaccine InformationTo pre-register to be notified of upcoming vaccine availability, please visit www.CityofNewport.com/Vaccine or call 401-846-7426 x. 1 for COVID-19 Vaccine questions ONLY

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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 »

Police

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

Parking Ban Issued Ahead of Winter Storm

Residents Urged to Keep Cars Off Streets, Utilize City Parking Lots

NEWPORT, R.I. (Monday, Feb. 1, 2020) –  The City of Newport has issued a mandatory Parking Ban from 12 p.m. until 10 p.m. on Monday, February 1, 2020 due to the impending snow storm. 

In order to help facilitate the City’s snow removal efforts, Newport residents are being urged to take advantage of free parking at the Gateway Visitor’s Center, Mary Street, and Easton’s Beach parking lots during the storm. Alternatively, residents are also encouraged to request the use of a neighbor’s driveway to secure off street parking to keep vehicles off the roadways.

City Launches Vaccine Pre-Registration Portal

Newport Residents Encouraged to Sign Up online in Anticipation of Vaccine Rollout
 
NEWPORT (Friday, January 29, 2021) – As the Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) continues to prepare for the distribution of safe and effective COVID-19 vaccines in Rhode Island, the City of Newport is encouraging its residents to pre-register online with the City’s Emergency Management Agency at www.CityofNewport.com/Vaccine

Earlier this week, the City was notified that it has been allocated a limited first batch of vaccines (of approximately 120) and will be distributing those doses to a portion of our most vulnerable population beginning next week.

Parking Ban Issued Ahead of Winter Storm

Residents Urged to Keep Cars Off Streets, Utilize City Parking Lots
 
NEWPORT, R.I. (Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2020) –  Due to the impending winter storm, the City of Newport has announced that a Parking Ban will be in place beginning at 9 p.m. Wednesday, December 16, 2020, until 5 p.m. Thursday, December 17, 2020.

Any motor vehicles parked on the following streets one-half hour after the parking ban begins may be subject to tow:

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  Calendar of Events

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

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.

Special Planning Board Meeting

The City’s Planning Board is due to meet in special session at 6:30 p.m.
 

Historic District Commission Meeting

The Historic District Commission is responsible for overseeing development within the City's Historic District
Click here to view an agenda.  

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