The North Providence Police Department would like to remind our residents and business owners to please be considerate of pedestrians in town. There is a Town Ordinance that requires property owners to remove snow from the sidewalk in front of their home or business within 24 hours after the storm has ended.
Many residents and students depend on sidewalks to safely walk to school, go shopping or run errands. If the sidewalk is not cleared of ice or snow many of these individuals are forced to walk in the street. This creates a dangerous situation for both the pedestrian and motor vehicle operators.
Homeowners and other property owners are asked to please be considerate of your friends and neighbors in town. Promptly remove snow and ice from the sidewalk in front of your property as soon as possible. With your cooperation and assistance we can make North Providence a safer community for everyone.
The North Providence Police Department is proud to say effective immediately will again be assisting with car seat installations. They will be done by appointment only. To schedule an appointment contact Officer William Vickers at william.vickers@
For your safety as well as the safety of our officers, the requester as well as all members of the requester’s party must:
-Wear a face covering
-Not be inside the vehicle while to officer installs the car seat
-Pass all parts of the COVID-19 Car Seat Request Screening Form
If you have any questions please contact Officer Vickers. We look forward to hearing from you as we continue our community based policing outreach initiatives.
The Municipal Court for March 23, 2020 has been postponed. All individuals scheduled to appear for court will be notified of the new date and time as soon as it is made available. Thank you for your understanding.
In an effort to keep our citizens and first responder’s safe from COVID-19/Coronavirus, we ask people to utilize discretion when seeking police service.
Until further notice, we are asking that members of the public avoid coming into the lobby unless there is an emergency.
Please call our business line at 401-231-4533 Ext. 1138 to speak to someone for situations that might be best resolved over the phone. You may also use our online reporting system to report minor crimes without a suspect. This option may be found on our website by clicking the “Citizens Online Police Reporting System” button on the homepage.
Officers will temporarily be allowed to take reports over the phone for an issue or incident that we feel may not require a police response. Officers are not limited to the list below, but here are just a few examples:
- Calls for advice
- Neighbor disputes/civil matters
- Lost or stolen items of low/no value
- Minor vandalism
- Animal related issues that are not a threat to public safety
As always – CALL 911 for EMERGENCIES ONLY and WE WILL RESPOND IMMEDIATELY.
Thank you to everyone for their cooperation and understanding as we all make modification to the way we are accustomed.