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The Warwick Police Department was established in 1921.  Prior to that the villages of Warwick were policed by constables and sheriffs since 1648.  The department currently has 172 sworn police officers supported by 53 civilian employees that provide municipal policing services to a residential population of 81,000.

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For Immediate Release

Warwick Police Officer on Patrol observes residence on fire. Evacuates six.
September 10, 2015

On Thursday, September 10, 2015 at 0031 hours, Officer David Waddington, an 11 year veteran of the Warwick Police Department, was on patrol in the area of 975 Narragansett Parkway when he observed the residence and an attached garage at that location engulfed in a substantial amount of flames.

Officer Waddington summoned assistance from the fire department and then was able to safely evacuate the residents, which resided there. Four adults, two juveniles, and two dogs were safely rescued by Officer Waddington. One cat is currently missing.

Warwick Fire arrived and extinguished the blaze. The male resident was treated by Warwick Fire for smoke inhalation. Other residents were not injured. One Firefighter was transported to Kent Hospital with minor injuries. The American Red Cross assisted the family with shelter.

POC: Captain Andrew P. Tainsh
Warwick Police Department