Emergency And Public Communication Access Program – RESOURCES

This page lists the State of RI public safety agencies and telephone numbers. The telephone numbers are for non-emergency purposes only.

If you are experiencing an emergency that requires police, fire or medical assistance, dial 911 immediately.EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT & PREPAREDNESS


Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency (RIEMA)

645 New London Avenue

Cranston, RI 02920

Phone: (401) 946-9996

Website: http://www.riema.ri.gov//

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“The mission of the Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency is to reduce the loss of life and property for the whole community while ensuring that as a state we work together to build, sustain, and improve our capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate all natural, human-caused, and technological hazards.”

Rhode Island Department of Health, Division of Emergency Preparedness, Response, Infectious Disease, and Emergency Medical Services 

Department of Health

3 Capitol Hill

Providence, RI 02908

Phone: (401) 222-5960

Website:  http://www.health.ri.gov/programs/detail.php?pgm_id=144

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“To create and promote a state of readiness and prompt response to protect the health of Rhode Islanders during catastrophic events, large-scale disasters, and other types of emergencies.”

Rhode Island Division of State Fire Marshall

560 Jefferson Road

Warwick, RI 02886

Phone: (401) 889-5555

Website: http://fire-marshal.ri.gov

“The Division of the State Fire Marshal, established under R.I.G.L. § 23-28.2, is responsible for enforcing and performing the duties required by the Fire Safety Code and other provisions of the general and public laws as they relate to fires and fire prevention, protection, inspection, and investigation. The Division is also responsible for enforcing all laws regarding the keeping, storage, use, manufacturing, sale, handling, transportation, or other disposition of explosives and inflammable materials.”

Rhode Island Capitol Police

2 Capitol Hill, Room 114

Providence, RI 02903

Phone: (401) 222-6905

Website: http://capitolpolice.ri.gov/ 

“The Rhode Island Capitol Police was established in 1974 under R.I.G.L. § 12-2.2-1 as a uniformed security force with powers of arrest and is responsible for the security of state buildings and grounds. Their mission is to protect property and ensure the safety of employees and the public that work at and visit these buildings.” 

Rhode Island State Police

Scituate Barracks (Headquarters)

311 Danielson Pike

North Scituate, RI 02587

(401) 444-1000

Website: http://risp.ri.gov/


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“The Rhode Island State Police, established in 1925 under R.I.G.L. § 42-28, is a full service, statewide law enforcement agency whose mission is to fulfill the law enforcement needs of the people with the highest degree of fairness, professionalism and integrity, and protect the inherent rights of the people to live in freedom and safety.”

Rhode Island Division of Sheriffs

670 New London Avenue

Cranston, RI 02920

Phone: (401) 275-2900

Website: http://sheriffs.ri.gov/

“The Rhode Island Division of Sheriffs was established within the Rhode Island Department of Public Safety in July 2011. The Division is responsible for judicial security, usually within the courthouse but occasionally beyond for security purposes. Duties include maintaining an effective court security program; providing for effective inmate/prisoner management that includes the transport of prisoners and inmates to and from District Court, Family Court, Superior Court and/or state facilities, hospitals and/or prisons, jails and /or cell blocks; perform extraditions; executing writs of process, both civil and criminal, and to summon witnesses to appear in court.”

Rhode Island Department of Public Safety (DPS)

311 Danielson Poke

North Scituate, RI  02587

Website: http://dps.ri.gov/

“The Department of Public Safety oversees all the State of Rhode Island’s public safety agencies to ensure efficient delivery of the services those agencies provide. These public safety agencies include the Rhode Island State Police, Division of the Rhode Island State Fire Marshal, E 9-1-1 Uniform Emergency Telephone System, Rhode Island Capitol Police, Rhode Island Municipal Police Training Academy, Rhode Island Division of Sheriffs, and Public Safety Grants Administration Office (formerly the Rhode Island Justice Commission). The Department of Public Safety also consists of Central Management Office and legal personnel.”

Rhode Island State Fusion Center

(U.S. Department of Homeland Security)

311 Danielson Pike

North Scituate, RI 02587

Phone: (401) 444-1117

Website: http://fusioncenter.ri.gov/

The Rhode Island State Fusion Center is the point for the receipt, analysis, gathering, and sharing of threat-related information between federal; state, local, tribal, territorial (SLTT); and private sector partners. The Fusion Center is committed to enhancing information sharing to enhance homeland security.”

Rhode Island E 9-1-1 Uniform Emergency Telephone System

Public Safety Complex

311 Danielson Pike

North Scituate, RI  02587

Phone: (401) 459-0911

Website: http://ri911.ri.gov/ 

“The Rhode Island Enhanced 9-1-1 Uniform Emergency Telephone System provides 24 hour, statewide emergency public safety communications services from one answering point located in North Scituate though the universal emergency number 9-1-1. High technical and operational standards, designed to reduce total response time, guide the system's processing of both wireline and wireless 911 calls.”