Background Checks

Contact the Detective Division to schedule a background check. Checks are scheduled Tuesday and Thursday, 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., by appointment only.  They are for town residents only and are not done on Rhode Island State holidays. Disqualifying info can be found under RIGL 23-17-37, 11-37-8.1 and 11-37-8.3.

Background Check Information:

  • Foster care or adoption - No fee
  • Daycare or Preschool - $30 processing fee
  • School employees (teachers, aides, bus drivers/monitors, custodians, cafeteria workers) - $36
  • Probate Court - $35
  • Need printed card for other reason - $6
  • Bring own card from employer - No fee
  • Marijuana caregiver, cultivator, or patient - $36

Nursing backgrounds should be completed through the Rhode Island Attorney General's Office located at 4 Howard Avenue, Cranston, RI,  (401) 274-4400.


Bureau of Criminal Identification Check

A BCI check without fingerprints can be completed through the Rhode Island Attorney General's Office. You can contact them at (401) 274-4400 or at 4 Howard Avenue, Cranston, RI.

  1. Diane Rogers

    Detective Secretary
    Phone: 401-294-3316, ext. 8211