The University Of Rhode Island Police Department operates (24) hours per day, (365) days per year. The Department provides services at all four campuses:
Kingston Campus This is the main campus and has a fully empowered and sworn police department. Each university police officer is a graduate of the Rhode Island Municipal Police Academy. The Department calls upon the State Police and South Kingstown Police to assist as needed. All crimes on the Kingston Campus should be reported directly to the University Police at 874-2121. This is the main Dispatch for all Campus emergency services.
In addition to the University Police, there are Campus Patrol Persons. These unsworn officers are assigned to security patrols and to general security duties during the evening and night shifts. Many of them have specialized training for residence hall security work. Along with the ongoing upgrade of the residence halls, Village Watch has been established. This security feature is based in the security kiosk in Barlow Hall and is manned during the evening hours. All Officers work in close cooperation with Housing and Residential Life staff. All crimes occurring in the Residence Halls should be reported to the University Police at 874-2121.
Narragansett Bay Campus The Narragansett Bay Campus has a security department
consisting of Campus Patrol Persons who have the responsibility to patrol and maintain building security and the property and personal safety of the community. This patrol has direct radio contact with the Kingston Campus Police. The Narragansett Police Department is the primary responder for calls for service. Crimes committed on this Campus may be investigated by the University Police or the Narragansett Police. Crimes may be reported to the University Police at 874-2121, the Bay Campus Security Office at 874-6262, or the Narragansett Police at 789-1091.
The Alan Shawn Feinstein College of Continuing Education The Providence Center: This is our Providence Campus. It is housed in the historic Shepard Building on Westminster Street in downtown Providence. The building has been completely refurbished and has built-in security systems as well as a staff of Campus Patrol Persons and a sworn Police Lieutenant assigned to that facility on an around-the-clock basis. The entire security operation is directed by the University Police Department at the Kingston Campus. Any problem requiring immediate police intervention is handled by the Providence Police. All other matters are investigated and handled by the University Police Department.
W. Alton Jones Campus This is a unique facility located in the town of West Greenwich. This campus maintains contact with the University Police Department but Police intervention is provided by the West Greenwich Police Department at 397-7191. Crimes occurring at this Campus may be investigated by the University Police or the West Greenwich Police.
The University of Rhode Island Police Department is linked nationally to the FBI and other law enforcement and criminal justice agencies through a computer network administered by the Rhode Island State Police. The University Police Department may be contacted through an on-campus phone at extension 2121 and through and off campus phone by dialing (401) 874-2121.
SEX OFFENDER REGISTRATION
Any and all convicted sex offenders enrolled at the university, employed by the university, or carrying on their vocations at the university, are required to register at the South Kingstown Police Department, Narragansett Police Department, Providence Police Department or West Greenwich Police Department, according to which campus they will be attending. The appropriate information on the registered offenders will be forwarded to the University Police Department in Kingston. Community notification will be made according to the the level of threat assigned to the offender. Information about the State Sex Offender Registry may be obtained from the Rhode Island Attorney General’s Office.
There are (22) residence halls at the University of Rhode Island. All of these halls require resident students to have a magnetically coded identification card to gain access. Anyone without a card must be accompanied by a cardholder. During the evening hours additional precautions are taken to prevent access by non-residents, including presentation of a photo ID. The residence facilities and surrounding grounds are patrolled by Civilian Security Officers and sworn University Police Officers on a regular basis, 7 days a week. Closed circuity televison covers several of the renovated buildings.
In spite of all the programs and services outlined here, it is important to remember that safety is everyone's responsibility. The University of Rhode Island is a campus of over 2,500 acres and only with your help can we ensure the safety of our community.