Police Department

Emergency: 9-1-1

Non-Emergency Police Dispatch: (401) 683-0300 

Records Office: (401) 683-0301

Email: PoliceDept@portsmouthri.gov

Address: 2270 East Main Road, Portsmouth, R.I. 02871

Mission Statement

The Portsmouth Police Department impartially enforces the law while preventing crime, protecting life and property, and improving the quality of life in Portsmouth in partnership with the community.

 Vision Statement

 A modern police department that is committed to excellence and professionalism in delivering comprehensive problem-oriented community policing services.  A department that is committed to responding to the needs of the community with respect, fairness, compassion, and integrity.

Message From the Chief  

On behalf of the members of the Portsmouth Police Department, I want to welcome you to the Portsmouth Police Department website.  Our officers work diligently in protecting our residents and visitors, as Portsmouth is regarded as one of the safest communities in the state. We value our commitment to working in partnership with the community and encourage you to contact our agency if you need any information or assistance.

The Portsmouth Police Department provides 24 hour patrol service and we are committed to serving the Portsmouth community and providing professional police services.

This webpage provides contact information and a description of our police services. Please do not hesitate to call or stop by if your questions are not answered after reviewing these pages and we’ll gladly assist you.

Thank you for visiting our police department site.


Brian P. Peters

Chief of Police

Chief Peters 2019