Police Services

Public Records Request

The Bristol Police Department maintains records pertaining to police department matters. Click below to find out how to request information.

Submit Compliment | File A Complaint

Learn how to submit a Commendation Form or file a complaint with department administration.

Resident Services

Children with Autism and Intellectual Impairments

The Bristol Police Department would like your assistance with the creation of a program which will identify the homes of children with Autism and Intellectual Disabilities.

Elderly Citizens Alzheimer’s Dementia Registry

The Bristol Police Department would like to have a close working relationship with residents in the community who may have elderly family members who suffer from Alzheimer’s or have been diagnosed with dementia.

Fingerprint and Background Check

Fingerprinting is conducted on Thursdays between the hours of 8:00 AM to 11:20 AM in 20 minute intervals. Please call the department at (401) 253-6900 to schedule an appointment.

K-9 Brody

On Monday, April 6, 2020 in a ceremony held in the office of the Chief of Police; K-9 Brody was officially sworn in as a member of the Bristol Police Department. K-9 Brody’s role will be that of a Comfort and Therapy dog.

Lock Box Program

Police, Fire & EMS personnel frequently respond to emergency calls involving elderly and handicapped individuals who activate their medical alert device; of call for assistance. The Lock Box allows public safety to respond in a quick, efficient manner.

Medication Collection Box

The Bristol Police Department has provided a medication collection container for residents who may want to safely dispose of any expired, unused or unwanted medications.

Online Police Reporting

To better reach the community we serve, the Bristol Police Department has implemented an online reporting system designed to provide a convenient alternative for citizens to report non-emergency situations.

Online Purchase Safe-Zone

Citizens who are conducting private business transactions by answering newspaper advertisements, or through online retailers such as E-Bay, Craigslist, etc can finalize their business transactions in a safe place.

Refrigerator Card Program

The department offers senior citizens an informational card they can display on their refrigerator. The cards are a bright neon color. On this card is recorded pertinent information about themselves for emergency personnel.

Report Street Light Outage

We treat street light outages as a priority. Darkened roadways and intersections can lead to motor vehicle accidents, or injured pedestrians.

Sexual Offender Information

Rhode Island General Laws ยง 11-37.1-1 which authorizes law enforcement agencies to inform the public of a sex offender’s release from prison when the Sex Offender Board of Review determines that the release of information will enhance public safety and protection.

Surveillance Camera Registration

The Bristol Police Department has adopted a program in which citizens and businesses of the town can opt in to register their surveillance systems with the Bristol Police Department.

Tip 411

The Bristol Police Department is pleased to announce the implementation of a cell phone and web based application which will allow citizens to report tips to us. 

Vacant Home Checks

Complete the Vacant House Check Sheet return it to the station, and an officer will periodically check your home while you are away.

Violence & Assault Resources

To support those victimized by domestic violence and/or sexual assault, the Bristol Police Department has partnered with the Women’s Resource Center of Newport and Bristol County (WRCNBC) to provide free and confidential advocacy.

Business Services

Business Registration

In the event of an emergency, please make sure the BPD has your up-to-date contact information.

Police Detail Requests

Learn more about requesting a Police Detail for your project site or event.

Register Business Surveillance Camera

The Bristol Police Department has adopted a program in which citizens and businesses of the town can opt in to register their surveillance systems with the Bristol Police Department.

Report Street Light Outage at Business

We treat street light outages as a priority. Darkened roadways and intersections can lead to motor vehicle accidents, or injured pedestrians.

Vehicle Services

Accident & Crash Reports

To obtain an accident report you may purchase a copy at the Records Office of the Police Department during normal business hours. Additional information is available at the link below.

Car Seat Safety Checks

The Bristol Police Department, in its commitment to public safety, currently maintains 6 child safety seat inspectors and installers. Car seat clinics are regularly held to assist parents and guardians.

VIN Checks

If a vehicle is registered or titled in another state, and the model of the vehicle is a 2001 or newer, a Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) check is required prior to registering the vehicle in Rhode Island. VIN checks are provided to Bristol residents only.


Contact Us

Address: 395 Metacom Avenue, Bristol, Rhode Island 02809
Lobby Hours of Operation: 24/7
Records Office Hours of Operation:
Monday-Friday | 7:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Saturday, Sunday & Holidays | Closed

Emergency Number: 911
Emergency Fire & Rescue Number: 401-253-6611 or 911
Non-Emergency Number: 401-253-6900
Alternate Non-Emergency Number: 401-254-6900
Anonymous Tip Number: 401-254-2229
Accreditation Office: 401-253-6900 Option 6

Fax Numbers:
Detectives: 401-253-1190 | Dispatch: 401-253-1540

Kevin Lynch

Chief of Police

Brian Burke

Chief of Administration

Scott Mcnally

Chief of Operations

Janet Philips

Administrative Assistant to the Chief of Police

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