District One Office:
759 West Shore Road
Officer Daniel Maggiacomo
Serving Conimicut, Hillsgrove, Pilgrim Park, Spring Green, Lincoln Park, Massasoit Terrace, Gaspee, Lakewood, Hoxsie, Norwood, Pawtuxet, Governor Francis
What is Community Policing?
Community Policing is both a philosophy and an organizational strategy that allows the police and the community residents to work closely together in new ways to solve the problems of crime, the fear of crime, physical and social disorder, and neighborhood decay. The philosophy rests on the belief that law-abiding people in the community deserve input into the police process in exchange for their participation and support.
Community Policing requires a department-wide commitment from everyone, civilian and sworn, to promote the community policing philosophy. This will maintain an immediate and effective police response to individual crime incidents and emergencies with the goal of exploring new proactive initiatives aimed at solving problems before they occur or escalate.
Community Policing also rests on establishing community police officers decentralized in permanent areas, where they enjoy freedom and autonomy to operate as community based problem solvers who work directly with the community - making their neighborhoods better and safer places in which to live.
The Warwick Police Department's Community Services Division (CSD) includes the Community Policing Unit with six (6) officers. In addition to this unit, there are three (3) officers assigned as School Resource Officers working in the high schools. The CSD also oversees the Police Athletic League (PAL) providing 1500 youngsters with sports programs; the Sex Offenders Registration and Monitoring Clerk; and the Elder Abuse/Affairs Officer.
There are three (3) community-policing offices located in Oakland Beach at the Boys & Girls Club, Conimicut,, and the Pontiac Train Station on Old Greenwich Ave (Pontiac Playground).
In addition to our primary mission of neighborhood crime fighting, the CSD provides, but is not limited to, the following services:
- Mediation and problem solving.
- Crime prevention presentations to home and business owners.
- Fundamental alcohol intoxication recognition for liquor establishment employees and owners.
- Tobacco and under age drinking enforcement and checks.
- Elderly affairs/safety presentations.
- Crime Watch Group development.
- Seatbelt checks and child restraint seat checks.
- Bicycle Safety Programs.
- ID Fingerprinting kits for children.
- Drivers' education classes.
- Citizens Police Academy.
- Police Station Tours.
- Sex Offender Registration/Monitoring.
- High School Criminal Justice Seminars.
- Police Explorer Program. For more information on becoming a police explorer, visit www.wpdexplorers.org.