Office of Professional Standards

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Office of Professional Standards

Captain Jose F. Costa

The Newport Police Department is committed to providing professional service to all residents and visitors of our city.

Any commendation,inquiry, or complaint can be made by letter and sent to Newport Police Department 120 Broadway, Newport, RI 02840, attention Captain Jose F. Costa, e-mail to ,telephone at 401-847-8300, ext. 5778, facsimile at 401-846-3284 or in person at the Newport Police Department. Forms can be obtained at the following locations: On the City of Newport Web Site located at (click on "Departments", scroll down and click on "Police" then scroll down to "Quick Links" or simply click on "Office Of Professional Standards" located in the left hand side bar.) At Newport City Hall at 43 Broadway, Newport, RI or at the Newport Police Station at 120 Broadway, Newport, RI.

Your written complaint form should include as much information as possible: Your name, address, telephone number; the subject of your praise/complaint with the employee's name, rank, badge number (if known); the location, date, and time of the alleged incident; the nature of your complaint/praise, with all pertinent information; along with the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of any witnesses to your incident.

Citizen's Guide to Making Commendations, Inquiries and Complaints

Report of Complaint Against Police Personnel



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