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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 »


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

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

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.

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

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

City Cracking Down on Noise, Motor Vehicle Violations

Motorcycle Groups, Short-Term Rentals Eyes as Season Gets Underway
NEWPORT, R.I. (TUESDAY, June 8, 2021) – Following a busy start to the season, the City of Newport is stepping up enforcement of its noise ordinances, with City leaders promising to crack down on disturbances stemming from both vehicular traffic and short-term rentals.  

Noise complaints, in particular, have been on the increase in recent weeks as tourists have begun returning to the City following more than a year of COVID-related restrictions.  

Parking Season Set to Begin

Paid and Resident Parking Programs to Start May 1st

NEWPORT, R.I. (Tuesday, April 20, 2021) – The City of Newport is gearing up for the start of its annual parking season and this year is aiming to make it a little easier to park around town thanks to some new technology.
Motorists are being reminded that the City’s Paid Parking Season is set to go into effect on Saturday, May 1st, and will run until October 31st with metered parking in effect from 9 a.m. until 9 p.m. daily, including weekends and holidays. 

And while all City meters and Pay & Display machines have accepted either credit cards or coins for a number of years, this summer will be the first full season that motorists will be able to pay from their smartphones through the City’s new Passport Parking Mobile App.

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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

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.

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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