The mission of the North Kingstown Police Department is to ensure that police services are delivered in an effective and efficient manner - providing a quality of life for all residents and visitors that is free from the threat or fear of crime impacting their lives. This mission is accomplished by employing contemporary methods and techniques while remaining ever vigilant of the need to operate with the utmost regard for customer service.
The North Kingstown Police Department is currently staffed by forty-eight sworn personnel: The Chief of Police and forty-seven officers of various functions and rank. Our police patrols are commanded by an Operations Captain who oversees four squads with two supervisors, consisting of a Lieutenant and a Sergeant and six patrol officers. The patrol officers work one of two 12-hour shifts, starting at 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. or 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. Two squads are assigned to each shift, providing 24-hour 7 days a week of coverage to the Town of North Kingstown.
The remaining police personnel are assigned to the Administrative Division or the Detective Division. The Administrative Division is overseen by the Deputy Chief whose staff consists of an Administrative Lieutenant and a Training Officer. The Detective Division consisting of 6 detectives including a Detective Lieutenant Commander. Additionally, one patrol officer is assigned as a School Resource Officer to the North Kingstown High School. The Prosecution Office is staffed by a Detective Sergeant.
Civilian support staff includes four full-time dispatchers (each assigned to one of the four squads), three secretaries, one clerk, one custodian and a part-time technical support civilian. Animal Control and Harbormaster staff include one Animal Warden, one part-time Assistant Animal Warden, a part-time Harbormaster, part-time Harbor Clerk, and two part-time Assistant Harbormasters.
The Police Department is depicted in the Department Organizational Chart.