Frequently Asked Questions
1) How do
I make a report?
can call the Pawtucket Police Department to make
a report regarding something occurring inside
the city limits 24 hours a day at 727-9100. You
can also make a report at the police
department. You will need to provide the
Name & Address
Location of occurrence
Type of Incident
You may also be
able to submit a police report online if your
complaint meets the following criteria:
Please review our
Online Citizen Police Report Frequently Asked Questions
- This is not an emergency.
- This incident occurred within the
Pawtucket City limits.
- There are No known suspects.
- There is no physical evidence left at the scene.
can I expect a police officer to do when I have
asked the officer to respond to take a police
Police Officer arrives, he/she will attempt to
obtain the answers to the following questions:
WHO, WHAT, WHERE, WHEN, WHY and HOW. Answering
these questions is the goal of most police
reports. Apart from those five questions, what
you can expect depends on the nature of the
incident you are reporting. Here are several
common incidents and the Police Department’s
If you are calling to report a theft, the
officer will want to obtain information
regarding when you last saw your property;
who would have had access to the property;
the full description of the property
including the value and serial number, if
you have recorded one; any marks on the
property that may help identify it as being
your property; and who you might suspect as
having taken your property.
If you are calling to report a burglary
the procedure is a little different. A
burglary incident is one in which someone
has entered your residence, car, or garage,
etc and has removed your property without
permission. A burglary incident usually
includes a theft incident, therefore we will
ask the same questions as in entering your
residence, car, garage, etc means that we
will inspect the area entered by the
suspect. If practical, please do not move
things, or clean the area prior to police
arrival. The police officer will want to
see the area of the incident as the suspect
3) How do I obtain a
copy of a police report?
The Records Division
handles all requests for copies of police
reports. Requests can be made by mail or in
person. Please fill in and print out the
Request for Police Report Form.
CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD &
PRINT A REPORT REQUEST FORM
Accident reports may also be obtained from an
online service provider.
CLICK HERE FOR ONLINE
purchasing accident reports on-line will be directed to a secure
website authorized to accept payments on behalf
Pawtucket Police Department.
When requesting reports by
mail, please include a legal size,
self-addressed stamped envelope and a check in
the amount due. Please be aware that with the
exception of accident reports, personal
information for case related people such as
addresses and phone numbers, will be excised
from the report copy. Also, due to the status
of an investigation, some reports may not be
available at the time requested. Normally,
processing a request will take 1 to 3 days.
The following fee schedule
- Mail request fee for one
- Walk-in request fee for
one report $0.15 / per page
- Multiple Reports
$15.00 per hour (1st hour
- Photo CD
4) How do I get
done for Pawtucket residents only. You may
contact the following person to set up an
appointment to get fingerprinted:
Beth Quinlan at 727-9100 X884.
5) Who do I contact if
I have information involving a crime that has
If it is new
information about a crime that occurred in
the past, contact the Detective Division at
(401) 727-9100 X777.
If the crime you
would like to report involves the usage or
distribution of illegal drugs or other vice
crimes, please forward your tip to (401)
6) Who do I contact if
I have a personnel complaint?
You can contact the
7) How can I help the
department to recognize officers or employees
who have gone above and beyond?
You can contact the
8) How do I obtain a
You can obtain a VIN
Verification at the Police Station located at:
121 Roosevelt Avenue,
Pawtucket, RI 02860
The hours of operation
are Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 8:00
a.m. until 1:45 p.m.
The Fee is $10 for City Residents and
$20 for Non-Residents
CASH ONLY is accepted – NO checks or
Be sure to bring the title, vehicle and
You can contact the Police Station by
calling (401) 727-9100
When do I need to get my car off the street for
a Snow Storm?
Between December 1st and April 1st., the City of
Pawtucket will declare a winter storm emergency
if there is a prediction of two or more inches
of snow. At that time a parking ban will
be put in effect on all city streets and you
must move your vehicle off the street at that
time. The parking ban will be posted on
all local radio and television broadcasts and on
this website. You can also dial the police
station at 401-727-9100 and dial 888 on the auto
attendant to check on a parking ban.
Authorized Parking Lots to park during a parking
The following are the available locations on the
west side this winter:
Morley Field off Moshassuck Street;
Veterans Park ball field off Smithfield Avenue;
Nathanael Greene School parking lot at 285
St. Edward Church parking lot on Weeden Street;
Elizabeth Baldwin School lot at 50 Whitman St.;
Slater/Cunningham School lot at 281 Mineral
lot at the intersection of Marrin Street and
lot at the intersection of George Street and
Francis Varieur School lot at 486 Pleasant St.;
Max Read Field lot off Pleasant Street;
municipal lot at the intersection of Dexter
Street and Andrew Ferland Way;
lot at the intersection of Humes Street and
City Hall lot off Roosevelt Avenue;
the school administration lot on Park Place.
following are the 11 places to park during a
snowstorm on the east side of Pawtucket:
parking lot at the intersection of Broadway and
Agnes Little School parking lot at 60 South Bend
Henry J. Winters School lot at 481 Broadway;
Curvin McCabe School lot at 466 Cottage St.;
Flora Curtis School lot at 582 Benefit St.;
ballfield lot at the intersection of Sweet
Avenue and Daggett Avenue;
lot at the intersection of Littlefield Street
and Armistice Boulevard;
Fallon Memorial School lot at 62 Lincoln Ave.;
Newport Avenue lot beside the fire station;
the Slater Park ball field lot.
car owners are required by ordinance to move
their vehicles back out of designated parking
areas within two hours of a parking ban being
lifted or face towing and a fine of $100.
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