Requests for police reports can be made in person at the North Kingstown Police Department Headquarters Records Division window, Monday through Friday from 8 am to 3:30 pm. Forms with instructions are available for non-business hours in the lobby or you may download a “Request For Records Under The Access To Public Records Act” from the department website.
Reports can be requested via phone (401) 294-3316 ext. 8246 or by sending a self-addressed, stamped envelope to: North Kingstown Police Records Divison 8166 Post Road North Kingstown, RI 02852
A report will be released in compliance with Rhode Island General Law Chapter 38, section 2. A request can take up to 10 days and be extended to 20 days under certain circumstances. A request for records may be denied under circumstances defined in R.I.G.L. 38-2(5)(d). If your request is denied, you may ask to speak with the Chief of Police for further explanation. Additionally, you have the right to file an appeal of such a denial as described in R.I.G.L. 38-2-8.
Remember: Copies of any and all documents will be provided at $0.15 cents per page. This includes walk-in requests. The fee can be waived with the approval of the Chief of Police. Hourly costs for search and retrieval are $15.00 per hour, the first hour being free. Upon request, the North Kingstown Police Department will provide a detailed itemization of costs on any search and retrieval of records. A self-addressed and stamped envelope will be required for mail requests. The North Kingstown Police Department will provide e-mail attachments through the Records Division for requests under APRA (Access to Public Records Act).