The Bristol Police Department is committed to taking a proactive role in promoting agency and officer integrity; by assessing our police-citizen interactions and relationships and taking steps to maintain a transparent agency.
The Bristol Police Department’s 2021 Annual Report can be viewed in its entirety by clicking the image on the right.
You, as a citizen have the ability to express your views to the administrative staff.
Twenty Promises Made to Every Rhode Islander from Their Police Departments.
As a commitment to Transparency and Accountability, you can read about policies on Use of Force and Biased Policing et.al.
This independent news report outlines the statewide data where use of force has been documented.
If you feel that your civil rights, or the rights of another person have been violated, you may file a report with the DOJ.
The Office of
The Office of Professional Standards of the Bristol Police Department has as its major function, the receiving, processing and investigation of complaints made against members of the Department