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Police Department
Chief of Police Josue D. Canario
Deputy Chief Steven Contente
Detective Commander Lieutenant Brian Burke
Day Commander Lieutenant Scott McNally
Night Commander Lieutenant James Annis
Contact Information

395 Metacom Avenue
Bristol, RI 02809
Phone: 401 253-6900
FAX: 401 253-1540

Anonymous Tip Line 401 254-2229
Public Affairs Officer Deputy Chief Steven Contente
Emergency Fire & Rescue: 401 253-6611
Animal Control
Chief's Office
401 253-4834
401 253-7766
401 253-7767
Animal Control
Animal Control Officer Dyanne Gibree Bristol Animal Shelter
Assistant Animal Control Officer Jennifer Federico
Location 10 Minturn Farm Road.
Bristol, RI 02809
Phone: 401 253-4834
Hour of Operation Monday - Friday: 8:30 am to 6:00 pm
Saturday & Sunday:
8:00 am to 3:00 pm
Emergency Contact Bristol Police Dept, 401 253-6600

Animal Control Webpage

Friends of the Bristol Animal Shelter

Detective DivisionBristol PD
Detective Division Supervisor Detective Sergeant Julie Veader
Detectives Keith Martin
Adam Clifford

All new detectives complete a course in Scientific Evidence I & II  presented at the University of Rhode Island with the Rhode Island State Crime Lab. The Detective Division is responsible for providing the follow-up investigation required to solve reported offenses and for developing the intelligence necessary to pro-actively prevent criminal activity. The Detective Division is divided into three sections: juvenile investigations, adult investigations, and narcotics investigations. Services provided by the Detective Division include:

  • Crime Scene Processing
  • Interviews and Interrogations
  • Evidence Handling
  • Search Warrant Preparation
  • Surveillance
Public Services

The Bristol Police Dept offers many public services to assist the citizens of the Town of Bristol. Some of these services are:

  • Refrigerator Card Program for Seniors
  • Car Seat Safety Checks
  • Background Checks
  • Vacant House Checks
  • New Business Contact Information