Police Department

It is with profound sadness that the Middletown Police Department announces the passing of Animal Control Officer Greg Gerjets.Publication2MIDDLETOWN POLICE IS HIRING

Thinking about making a career change or looking for a job where you do good every day? Apply to become a Middletown Police Officer at https://mdl.town/Police online. It's a quick, straightforward process and you could be eligible for a new $5,000 signing bonus.


Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) Checks

Checks will be performed on Monday between 9 am and 1 pm, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday between 9 am and 3 pm by calling 401-846-1144, ext. 1715.

Background Checks

Background checks that require fingerprints will be performed by appointment only. This service is open to Middletown residents only. Please contact the Records Office at 401-846-1144, ext. 7077 to make an appointment. Fingerprints will be performed Friday morning from 9 to 10 am.

Child Car Seat Installations

For child car seat installations, please contact Community Policing Officers to schedule an appointment at 401-846-1144 ext. 7033. 

The Commission On Accreditation For Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) 

Public Comment Portal

The purpose of this public comment portal is to receive comments regarding an agency's compliance with CALEA standards, engagement in the service community, delivery of public safety services, and overall candidacy for accredited status. To provide feedback to an independent, third-party CALEA, click CALEA here.

Additional Questions

If you have additional questions, please contact the Middletown Police Department at 401-846-1144. If you have COVID-19 related questions, please call the RI Department of Health COVID-19 number at 401-222-8022. As always if you need immediate assistance please dial 911.

Message from the Chief

Welcome to the Middletown Police Department Website. I hope that you find it not only informative, but also reflective of the dedication of the sworn and civilian members of the department.

It is my pleasure and honor to serve as the ninth Police Chief in the history of the Middletown Police Department.

We pride ourselves in honoring the past and preparing for the future as we face the challenges of policing in the 21st Century. Foremost in our mission to police the community is that service to our citizens is paramount, they deserve the best police department possible and that is our goal.

You are welcomed and encouraged to review the many pages, which will provide you the opportunity to review our past, explore employment opportunities, obtain forms and learn about the many divisions within the department.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank the men and women, both sworn and civilian, who proudly serve the Town of Middletown each and every day. They are truly the reason we are a safe community, which is responsive to the needs of our citizens.

Thank you for visiting the Middletown Police Department web site.


Anthony M. Pesare
Chief of Police

Mission Statement

The Middletown Police Department is committed to establish partnership with all members of our community, to pro-actively solve problems and reduce crime. 

We will be responsive to the needs of our community and will use technological advances to assist our service to the community.  We are committed to maintaining and enhancing the quality of life for the citizens, so as to make our town a better place to live and work. Our services will be rendered with courtesy, civility, and in adherence to the provisions of the State and U.S. Constitution. We are committed to responding to the needs of the community with respect, fairness,   compassion, and integrity.

Law Enforcement Accreditation
Rhode Island Police Accreditation Commission