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Cranston Police Department
5 Garfield Ave, Cranston, RI 02920

The Cranston Police Department is led by Col. Marco Palombo Jr., a native son of Cranston and a firm believer inMore community policing.

This large police department recently restructured its patrols, splitting the city into three distinct districts, each commanded by a district lieutenant who oversees a group of patrol officers who work the same beat every shift. This helps officers better understand the issues facing the neighborhoods they serve and helps residents feel comfortable and familiar with the officers they see every day.

Along with a large patrol division, Cranston Police operate a detective division, an office of professional standards, a training unit, honor guard, underwater recovery team, special reaction team and an inspectional services division.

In 2007, Cranston Police responded to 71,649 alls for service and made 2,718 arrests. Fifty-three percent of calls were responded to in one minute or less.

In an emergency situation, always call 911.

City Building Inspections Office
1090 Cranston St, Cranston, RI 02920
The Hamilton Building is close to the Cranston Police Department on Cranston Street and holds the offices of the city'sMore engineering, parks and recreation, community development, building inspection and zoning departments. It is also home to the Cranston Community Action Program, which offers employment assistance, substance abuse counseling, and child and elderly care services.
State of Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency
645 New London Ave, Cranston, RI 02920
The Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency is tasked with protecting life and property when disaster strikes. ItMore maintains mitigation programs and specializes in disaster preparedness, response and recovery. The agency manages the state's disaster preparedness and recovery plans and coordinates those plans with police, fire and emergency departments with every city and town in Rhode Island. It also operates the state's Emergency Operations Center and a Mobile Command Center, and is the state's liaison to the Department of Homeland Security.