The University of Rhode Island Police Department is committed to providing public records in an expeditious and courteous manner pursuant to the Access to Public Records Act. Please read our Public Records Request Guidelines for further information.
The URI Police Department maintains a daily log of all calls made to the Department of Public Safety. These calls are classified based upon the information gathered during the initial response. That classification is subject to change upon further investigation.
The public is able to view the Press Log at our police station at 85 Briar Lane, Kingston, R.I. For additional information regarding a certain call, please fill out a Records Request Form, available on our website or at 85 Briar Lane. Please refer to the Call Number or the date, time and classification of the call. Accident reports and Incident reports are also available through the same process.
Community Policing Philosophy
As URI moves into a new era of policing intended to provide a safer community for all, we also commit to working toward a philosophy of policing that embraces the approach often referred to as community policing. Community policing is typically described as the entire community, including police officers, recognizing that they share important community values, beliefs and goals. This implies that officers are confident of community support for their decisions and actions; and citizens are confident that officers are addressing the public safety issues that concern the community.
Let us all commit to continuing this discussion going forward.