The Providence Police Department united with all citizens, is committed to improving the quality of life in our city by aggressively resolving problems, preserving the peace, protecting human rights, and apprehending criminals consistent with the law.
In-State Lateral Transfers
The Providence Police Department is now accepting applications for lateral transfers of Rhode Island P.O.S.T certified police officers. Learn more >
Lateral, RI P.O.S.T. certified officers only:
Providence PD – NPD LPR Study
Providence Police Department uses Flock Safety technology to capture objective evidence without compromising on individual privacy. Providence Police Department utilizes retroactive search to solve crimes after they’ve occurred. Additionally, Providence Police Department utilizes real time alerting of hotlist vehicles to capture wanted criminals. In an effort to ensure proper usage and guardrails are in place, they have made the below policies and usage statistics available to the public.
Public Safety Complex
325 Washington Street
Providence, RI 02903
For Emergencies Dial: 9-1-1
Phone: 401.272.3121 (non-emergency)
Report a Concern – Contact PVD 311
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Reports, Policies & Procedures, Etc.