The South Kingstown Police Department Detective Bureau is currently comprised of seven (7) detectives including one (1) Detective Lieutenant and one (1) Detective Sergeant. Detectives assist Officers assigned to the Patrol Bureau and are responsible for conducting general investigations on crimes occurring within the Town of South Kingstown.
In addition, members of the Detective Bureau specialize in the following areas:
Youth Services - The focus is handling juvenile matters such as Status, Wayward, and Delinquent offenses as well as disobedient issues. Detectives work with parents/legal guardian(s) for rehabilitative solutions; whether in the police station or through Family Court.
Sex Offenders – Detectives are responsible for registering and maintaining accurate records at state and local levels for all sex offenders required to register under Rhode Island General Laws.
Narcotics Investigations – The focus is to detect, investigate, infiltrate, and prosecute the use and sale of illegal narcotics within the town of South Kingstown.
Computer Crimes – Detectives continually receive training on current computer-related crimes and conduct investigations regarding fraud and other illegal activity facilitated with the use of computers and the internet.
Bureau of Criminal Investigation - All of our Detectives are qualified to process crime scenes by locating, documenting, collecting, and seizing forensic evidence.