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

(401) 821-4323
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Colonel's Message

Mission Statement

Command Staff

Detective Bureau

Youth Services Bureau

Traffic Enforcement

School Resource Officer (SRO)

Animal Control Officer (ACO)


Contact Information & Online Forms


General Information



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VIN Verification

Price returned to $10.00 cash, check or money order made payable to the Town of West Warwick.   Please follow the link for information about VIN verification.  It details the required documents, hours verifications are done and other pertinent information.




  Fingerprint Appointments 

          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, All child Care Employees and Town Pistol Permit Applications.


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.


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Please see our Access to Public Records information.

Please view the West Warwick Police Department's Annual Report for FYE 2012 and also the Annual Report for FYE 2013.  Feel free to explore our Annual Report for FYE 2015 which is now available.


Municipal Court Appearance Traffic Cop

               Municipal Court is in session on Thursday evenings starting at 5 PM.  Court is held  at the West Warwick Town Hall, Council Chambers, 1170 Main Street, West Warwick.   Only summons that show West Warwick Municipal Court as the court of jurisdiciton can be heard here.

                If you have received a summons and the summons indicates that you may pay by mail, you may send a check or money order to the address provided.  If you wish to contest your citation, you must appear at the West Warwick Municipal Court on the date listed in the summons.

              If you plan to use the "Good Driver's Statute" as a defense in court, you must have had your license for at least three years and not have had any moving violations during that three year time period.


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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