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Responsibility to Inform

Reporting a Crime

It is a shared responsibility of every community member to report crimes on Campus.

What to do

First contact the College Police

  • Warwick College Police at 401-825-2109
  • Lincoln College Police at 401-333-7035
  • Providence College Police at 401-455-6050
  • Newport College Police at 401-851-1620

The individual answering the phone will request the following information. Any information is useful, so do not hesitate to call if you can assist College Police with a particular incident.

  • A good description of the culprit including height, weight, color of hair and eyes, clothes and direction of travel.
  • Vehicle information including make and model, color, and license plate.
  • Number of persons involved
  • Date and time of incident
  • Details about the crime

» Do not handle, touch or remove evidence

» Remove yourself from the crime scene if it's unsafe

» Remain calm

A college police officer will interview you further to complete the investigation. Some crimes will require the presence and collaboration of the local law enforcement agency.

Any person who is a victim of a crime on campus may request the local law enforcement agency be notified of an incident. This does not mean that the other agency will respond to the scene of the incident.

Crime Reports

Crime reports are available upon request and can be furnished by the College Police in two business days or within reason. The Federal Education Rights and Privacy Act may restrict certain information from being disclosed.

Confidential Reporting Procedures

If you are the victim of a crime and do not want to pursue action within the College system or the criminal justice system, you may still want to consider making a confidential report. With your permission, the Chief or a designee of the College Police can file a report on the details of the incident without revealing your identity. The purpose of a confidential report is to comply with your wish to keep the matter confidential, while taking steps to ensure the future safety of yourself and others. With such information, the College can keep an accurate record of the number of incidents involving students, determine if there is a pattern of crime with regard to a particular location, method, or assailant, and alert the campus community to potential danger. Reports filed in this manner are counted and reported in the annual crimes statistics for the institution.

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Last Updated: 8/2/16