General Records Requests

Individuals seeking their own reports or readily available reports may submit a written or oral request specifying the records sought to the Records Division.

Insurance companies / attorneys seeking reports should submit a written request on company letterhead indicating your involvement and/or the party/parties represented and specify the records sought.

Agencies seeking reports should submit a written request on agency letterhead indicating your involvement and specify the records sought.

Requests may be submitted via: 

Email to records@westerlypolice.org 

Westerly Police Department Records Division, 60 Airport Rd, Westerly, RI 02891

In person at the address above Monday - Friday from 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM.

Access to Public Records( APRA)

If the public records are readily available, we will be more than happy to provide them.  However, there are times/circumstances when the records will not be available at the time that you make the request.  If the records are not readily available, they can be e-mailed, mailed to either you or they can be picked up on a designated date.  The Access to Public Records Act grants a public body ten (10) business days to respond to your request (R.I. Gen. Laws Section 38-2-7 (a)).  The Act further provides that “for good cause, this limit may be extended for a period not to exceed thirty (30) business days.”  We thank you in advance for your understanding if it is necessary to request this extension.  Improper release of certain information could compromise the civil rights or personal safety of your fellow citizens, and we must review documents to prevent such harm.

If you would like to make a request for public records under the Access to Public Records Act (APRA) for documents maintained by the Westerly Police Department, please complete the Public Records Request Form from above link. On that form you may also read the procedures to request APRA documents.