- Divisions & Special Units
Divisions & Special Units
Learn about the divisions composing the Police Department and what they do.
The Administration Division is the support services branch of the police department, responsible for various tasks that facilitate the overall functions of the agency.
The Chief's Office oversees and directs the operation of all divisions within the Newport Police Department.
Community Services Division
The Community Services Division is a multidimensional, all-encompassing division of the police department directly responsible for improving quality of life issues within the community.
Criminal Investigations Division
The Criminal Investigations Division is responsible for follow-up investigations of felony offenses, as well as a variety of preliminary investigations.
The Patrol Division is the largest division within the Newport Police Department. This division provides uniformed officers, who respond to calls for service 24 hours a day/7 days a week.
- Administration Division
Several units and programs lend their support to the overall function of the Police Department.
The Bicycle Patrol team has been an integral part of the department's 'Community Policing', crime prevention, and crime interdiction strategy.
The Canine Unit performs tasks such as building searches, crowd control, tracking, locating both criminals and evidence, and the detection of illegal drugs.
The Chaplains Program is aimed at providing a clergy counseling service to both the police and civilian community. It involves a select group of clergy who are provided the essential guidelines for handling emergency matters.
Field Training Program
The Field Training Program is designed to produce officers who can work by themselves in a safe, skillful, and professional manner.
Firearms Training Officers
The Firearms Officers provide firearms training, along with Defensive Tactics training, to all members of the department.
The Honor Guard is charged with commemorating the past, present, and future of the Newport Police Department.
Newport SWAT Team
SWAT team members are highly trained to use advanced, non-conventional tactics to resolve high-risk situations.
- Bicycle Patrol