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Reporting a Crime/Emergency

The police department makes every effort to prevent crime by providing highly visible patrols with police personnel that respond quickly to the needs of the college community. To report a crime or emergency:

  • Warwick:      401-825-2109 or 911.
  • Lincoln:        401-333-7035 or 911.
  • Providence:  401-455-6050 or 911.
  • Newport:      401-851-1620 or 911.
  • Westerly:     Contact Westerly Police at 401-596-2022 or dial 911.

Crimes can also be reported via the Blue Light phones on the various campuses which are connected directly to campus police. While crimes should be reported to the campus police immediately, crimes may also be reported to any campus security authority (CSAs). CSAs are instructed to report crimes immediately to the police.

When a complaint is received, an officer is dispatched to investigate and take appropriate action. All crimes are investigated and if prosecution through the court is required we defer to the municipality where the incident occurred. When a student is involved, he/she is referred to the Dean of Students Office for appropriate action.

CCRI Police also has an anonymous reporting feature:

To meet the training goals of the department, new officers attend and are certified by the Rhode Island Municipal Police Training Academy (Police Officers Commission on Standards and Training). Upon completion of the academy officers return to the department working under the direct supervision of the shift lieutenant and receive instructions on basic police procedures, report writing, and patrol procedures of the department. On a regular basis, officers receive instruction on C.P.R. /A.E.D. from certified instructors.

All new officers receive field training under a peer system. New members are assigned to a senior police officer and are provided instruction on all facets of the police departments operation. Police officers are also required to take part in external professional education, workshops and in-service trainings on the latest law enforcement techniques.