Public Safety

Message From the Chief

I am pleased to welcome you to the South Kingstown Police Department Website. This beautiful seaside municipality is comprised of approximately 60 square miles that incorporates 14 quaint residential villages and is home to the University of Rhode Island. As you peruse the Public Safety pages of the Town's website you will note in our Mission Philosophy that Department members dedicate themselves to total community service in addition to their commitment to provide professional and effective law enforcement. Our web home will apprise our citizenry of the scope of services the dedicated men and women of this Department are proud to provide. The Department prides itself in our successful partnerships with social service agencies, our School Department, churches, and law enforcement entities at every level to ensure that South Kingstown remains one of Rhode Island's safest communities. We offer an open invitation to visit our state of the art Public Safety Complex facility and we welcome citizen comments.

Vincent Vespia Jr.
Police Chief


Public Safety includes multiple divisions, including the Police Department, EMS, Harbor Patrol, Animal Control, and the Animal Shelter.