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Newport Police Department has developed the Return Home Safe Program. This program will assist in the safe and timely return of individuals who may wander and require police assistance to locate.

Individuals at high risk for wandering include: children or adults with Autism, Alzheimer's disease, dementia, Down syndrome, and other developmental disabilities.

Return Home Safe Program Fill-able Form [PDF]

(For your convenience, you can fill out and print the form from your home computer.)




Parole Board & Sex Offender Community Notification Unit

An online list of Level II and Level III registered sex offenders

A Child is Missing

On the morning of June 24th, 2004 a 92-year-old man suffering from Alzheimer's took his dog for a walk in Westerly, Rhode Island. The dog returned home shortly afterward, but the man did not. Lieutenant Toscano with the Westerly Police Department contacted A Child Is Missing to report the missing man immediately after his disappearance.

A Child Is Missing placed 273 calls within a 1-mile radius. A resident who received our telephone alert call gave the search team a location where the subject was seen. He was located in that area a short time later, where he had fallen and was unable to get back up.

Lieutenant Toscano was quoted as saying "Thanks to A Child Is Missing, the subject was located with information from a person who was called. This saved much time in the search and was very useful". Over the past 28 months, Law enforcement has credited A Child is Missing with 58 safe successful recoveries due to our telephone alert calls. (June 24, 2004).

Kids In Cars (Harrison's Hope)

At Kids in Cars, we want to protect our most precious cargo and assist in making sure that no child is ever, for a moment, left alone in a motor vehicle. We want to be there for victims and help touch the lives of others through their emotional and brave stories. If we can work together and share our knowledge, then these tragedies can be prevented. After all, saving just one life would make all of the difference in the world, for every life is precious.

Rhode Island Supreme Court Domestic Violence Unit

Abuse happens in every culture, every country, and every age group, and it may be happening to you. If you are being abused, you may feel frightened, hurt, confused, disappointed, angry, ashamed, or hopeless. Your partner might make it worse by blaming you. But no one deserves to be abused or threatened. You cannot stop your partner's abuse, but you can find help and support for yourself.


The AMBER Plan is a voluntary partnership between law-enforcement agencies and broadcasters to activate an urgent bulletin in the child-abduction cases. Broadcasters use the Emergency Alert System (EAS), formerly called the Emergency Broadcast System, to air a description of the missing child and suspected abductor.

Once law enforcement has been notified about an abducted child, they must first determine if the case meets the AMBER Plan's criteria. Each program establishes its own AMBER Plan criteria; however, the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children suggests three criteria that should be met before an Alert is activated.

Newport Police Announcement

As a service to our residents and the business community, Newport Police Department is proud to announce a partnership with to provide online access to all Newport Rhode Island crash reports. All crash reports will be available 48 hours after the crash occurs (or sooner if approved) except for Fatal crashes and crashes under investigation. Fatal crash reports must be purchased at the Newport Police Department.

As of January 26, 2010, all requests from businesses for Newport Police crash reports will be referred to Accident reports can still be obtained at the Newport Police Station 120 Broadway, Newport R.I. 401-847-1306. allows individual or multiple crash reports to be purchased with major credit cards or with a Pre-Paid account. To purchase a single crash report, go to and follow the simple 5 step process. To purchase multiple reports at once, you must setup a Subscriber account with

To setup a Subscriber account, click on "Subscriber Login" on and click the "New Subscriber" link. A representative from will contact you within 24 hours to setup an online account.

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