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.

This program is completely voluntary, and you may rescind your membership at any time. This program is being implemented to foster a working relationship with the citizens of Bristol, and your police department. There are no fees associated with this program, and your participation is completely voluntary and confidential.

Registering your information does not provide the Bristol Police Department with direct access to your camera system and you may delete your registration at any time. Your personal information will be kept confidential by the town unless subject to disclosure by a court order. Your information, with your permission will be accessed by law enforcement personnel who are investigating a crime in the vicinity of where your camera is located.

You will only be contacted by the Bristol Police Department in the future if there is a criminal incident in the vicinity of your security camera. Police personnel, if necessary, may request a copy of any video captured by your camera, which may assist them in the investigation of a crime, or criminal activity.

The goal of this program is to deter crime and promote public safety through collaboration between the Bristol Police Department and the community we serve.

If you wish to participate, please complete the following registration form, which will be sent to the police department.

Thank you.

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


Major – Administrative Division


Major – Operations Division


Department Business Manager

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