West Warwick Police Department
1162 Main Street
West Warwick, Rhode Island 02893

(401) 821-4323
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Mission Statement

Command Staff

Detective Bureau

Youth Services Bureau

Traffic Enforcement

School Resource Officer (SRO)

Animal Control Officer (ACO)


Contact Information & Online Forms


Captain Ernest Lavigne
Detective Commander

Detective Division

(401) 827-9044

          The West Warwick Police Detective Division is staffed seven (7) days a week from 8 AM to 12 AM (Midnight).  The general telephone number for the division is (401) 827-9044.  Each detective can be reached by calling either the general number or that detective's direct line, which is listed below.  The 8 AM to 4 PM BCI detective works Monday through Friday only.  All other detectives work a rotating schedule of four (4) days on and two (2) days off.


Please see our Access to Public Records information.


Fingerprint Appointments
(401) 827-9010

      Please call BCI Detectives at (401) 827-9010 to arrange for an appointment to have your fingerprints done for employment or background checks.  Appointments are made for weekdays and evenings to accommodate your schedule.  If when you call you do not reach anyone, please leave a detailed message and a BCI detective will call you back as soon as possible.  Please note, fingerprints and background checks are done for West Warwick residents ONLY.  

BCI Det. Christopher Iannitti, 827-9010


There is a $50.00 fee for Prints and FBI/BCI Submission for background checks for School Employees, Mental Health Facilitators, Message Therapists, and all Adoptions. 

There is a $10.00 fee for Print Cards only (no FBI/BCI submissions). 

There is no fee for Foster Care, Daycare, Nursery School, All child Care Employees and Town Pistol Permit Application.


The following list of fingerprint categories are the only catagories that the West Warwick Police Department are able to accommodate (all other categories are to be completed by the RI Department of Attorney General with the exception of Lottery Employment and Vendors who can respond to the RI State Police):
Category  RI Statute Cost
Child Care / Day Care (Employees Only)
Massage Therapist 
Mental Health Facilities
Foster Care
Firefighter Employment
Medical Marijuana (Caregivers Only)
DCYF Employees
School Employees 
Volunteers  (Rhode Island BCI check only)

Special Note:  Employment Applicants MUST provide a conditional letter of employment from their expected employer.  Also, all person seeking to be fingerprinted must sign an "Agency Privacy Requirements for Non-Criminal Justice Applicants" form prior to being fingerprinted.



Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) 

       A Division of the Rhode Island State Police, the ICAC Task Force investigates all electronic crimes against children to include Child Porngraphy, Cyberstalking, etc.

Rhode Island State Police Website
Rhode Island ICAC Website
National Center for Missing & Exploited Children
Rhode Island's AMBER ALERT Portal
Special Investigations Unit (SIU) Narcotics
 (401) 615-8756 



Major Crimes Division
(401) 827-9044

8 AM to 4 PM Shift

Det. Sgt. Ronald Osenkowski 827-9004 
Det. Jonathan Izzi, 827-9012
Det. Jessie Tuomisto. 827-9007
Det. Mark Longo, 827-9005
Det. Patrick Kelley, 825-7240
Det. Thomas Nye, 827-9019

4 PM to 12 AM Shift

Det. Sgt.Steven Vaninni, 827-9095
Det. Anthony Rozzero, 827-9027
Det. Joshua Kennedy, 827-9006
Det. Marcus Palazzo,


General Information

Employment Opportunities

Sex Offender Registration

West Warwick's Most Wanted

Domestic Violence Advocate

Law Enforce Explorer's Program

History of WWPD

Town of West Warwick Website


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