Welcome to the Rhode Island Capitol Police Website

Capitol Police Honor Guard marching in parade

The Rhode Island Capitol Police are charged with providing basic protection for life and property, enforcing all laws and ordinances, maintaining order at demonstrations and public events, preventing and repressing crime, detecting violations of the law, and apprehending violators at the Rhode Island State Capitol, its annexes and properties, as well as other state agency buildings, grounds and properties.

Capitol Police Officers operate the metal detectors and x-ray machines at the entrances to all of the courthouses, the State House, and certain state agencies. They are responsible for the screening, and if necessary searching, of employees and visitors entering these public buildings.

screening at courthouse
police officer putting a parking ticket on a car
police shooting at a firing range
police monitoring a protest