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Chief of Police Josue D. Canario

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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