Police Department

COVID-19 Updates 

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. 7003 to make an appointment. Fingerprints will be performed Friday morning from 9 to 10 am.

Child Car Seat Installations

Child car seat installations have canceled until further notice.

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

Greetings and welcome to the Middletown Police Department Website. On behalf of the men and women of the Middletown Police Department, I hope you find this website informative and provides you with a broad overview of the professional services provided by our dedicated sworn and civilian members of the department.

The Middletown Police Department is extremely proud to be a nationally CALEA accredited police department and strives to provide the highest level of professionalism and police services to our great community. Our mission is to work in collaboration with all community stakeholders to foster positive relationships to keep our community among the safest in Rhode Island.

I would also like to thank the dedicated personnel of the police department, the many other Town departments and our community who all work in unison to consistently look to improve the quality of life and keep Middletown safe. It is truly the dedicated personnel and the community who continue to work together on our challenges for all people who live, work, and visit the great community of Middletown.

We welcome you to explore the various pages on our police department website, which will provide you insight into the professional services within both divisions of the department. The site also allows you to obtain forms, explore employment opportunities, and review our past statistical data.

I encourage you to follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram as this will allow you to get up to date public service announcements, community activities and the great services we provide with our community. 


William D. Kewer
Chief of Police

Mission Statement

The men and women of the Middletown Police Department are committed to working in collaboration with all community stakeholders to preserve and improve the quality of life in our great community. Through the innovative use of technology, education, prevention, and enforcement we are committed to protecting and providing the highest level of police services with the utmost professionalism, respect, integrity and equality for all.

Core Values

The Middletown Police Department is committed to providing the highest level of professional police services in accordance with our core values:

  • Professionalism ~ through an elite team of men and women
  • Respect ~ for all, through our words and actions
  • Integrity ~ through adherence to the highest ethical and moral standards that foster public trust
  • Equality ~ through fair and unprejudiced application of the law
Law Enforcement Accreditation
Rhode Island Police Accreditation Commission