Q: I was recently involved in an accident and I never called the police. My insurance company requires an accident report. Can I still file one?
A: Yes. Accident reports can be filed anytime after the accident at police headquarters.
Q: I need to get fingerprints taken for employment. Can I get this done at the police department?
A: Yes. The police department does fingerprinting for background checks every Tuesday from 8:30 A.M. to 9:30 A.M. It is suggested that you make an appointment prior to coming in. The police department will do fingerprints for employment involving child care, foster or adoptive parents, day care providers, and school department employment. Background checks for any other reasons must be done through the Department of Attorney General BCI unit. They can be contacted at (401) 274-4400.
Q: When can I get a VIN check done?
A: Vehicle Identification Number checks are done every Wednesday from 9:00 AM to 3:00 P.M. It is required that you bring the vehicle to be checked, the title, and $20.00. Vehicles over 10 years old do NOT need a VIN check.
Q: I have an alarm installed in my house. Do I need to register it with the police department?
A: Yes. Per Tiverton Town Ordinance all alarm systems must be registered with the police department. The application to register can be found at this link: http://www.tiverton.ri.gov/government/forms%20and%20notices/Alarm%20Registration%20new.pdf . There is a $10.00 processing fee.
Q: I received a speeding ticket from a police officer in town. Can I pay it at the police department?
A: No. Follow the directions on the ticket and for any questions regarding payment contact the Tiverton Municipal Court at (401) 625-6720.
Q: I am going away on vacation; would the police check my house periodically until I return?
A: Yes. You can follow this link: http://www.tiverton.ri.gov/government/forms%20and%20notices/VacantHouseForm.pdf and return the completed form to the police department.
Q: I have information about criminal activity, i.e. drug dealing, suspicious activity that I would like to report. Who can I call and remain anonymous?
A: If you see this activity happening dial 911. If you would like to pass on information of a non-emergency nature, call (401) 625-6717 and press 6 to speak with a detective.
Q: How can I pick up a police report?
A: Police/Accident reports are normally complete with seven to ten days of the initial report date. You can come to the station and speak with the records clerk about picking up the report. If the records department is closed you can fill out this form http://www.tiverton.ri.gov/government/forms%20and%20notices/RECORDS_REQUEST_FORM.pdf and drop it off at the main window. The records clerk will contact you to let you know that your report is ready for pick up either at the records window or the main window, which is open twenty-four hours a day.
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