Law Enforcement, Security Responses, and Relationship with Local Law Enforcement

At the Community College of Rhode Island, we are committed to a safe school environment on all of our campuses. The charge of the Community College of Rhode Island Police Department(CCRIPD) is to serve and protect the campus community and to enhance the quality of life on each of our four campuses. This is achieved in conjunction with the campus community through the enforcement of laws, crime prevention activities, and education and community awareness. The foundation of our department is community service. All people within our jurisdiction are served with respect and fairness.

The Community College of Rhode Island Police Department is committed to the prevention of crime, the investigation of problems and incidents, the preservation of security, and the enforcement of all laws and college rules. Services of the CCRIPD are oriented to produce an environment that enables the college to implement its mission of education and public service.

The CCRI Police Department patrols on foot and motor vehicles at campuses in Warwick, Lincoln, Providence and Newport. The Warwick and Lincoln Campuses are patrolled 24 hours per day, 7 days a week. The Providence and Newport CCRIPD operate 7am to 11pm with some fluctuation of hours based on functions specific to the respective campus. The Newport Campus is closed on Sundays. The department is led by Chief Dale R Wetherell who has more than 30 years’ experience in municipal and college law enforcement. Our department consists of a two captains and two lieutenants, twenty-three sworn police officers and one college patrol person. We are a non-armed, sworn Campus Police department trained by the Rhode Island Municipal Police Training Academy. Our officers have full arrest powers to enforce the laws of the State of Rhode Island. Our jurisdiction is primarily within the geographical boundaries of each campus and the surrounding public streets and sidewalks adjacent the campuses.

For more information, we can be reached by phone at:

  • Warwick 401-825-2109; The office is located on the ground floor rear of the Mega Structure.
  • Lincoln 401-333-7035; The office is located on the lower level 3.
  • Providence (Liston) 401-455-6050; The office is located at the main entrance 1st floor.
  • Newport 401-851-1620; There is a kiosk at the main entrance and the office is located on the lower level farthest from the elevator.
  • Westerly; Contact Westerly Police at 401-596-2022 or dial 911.
Contact Information
Interim Director of Security & Safety

Captain Sean Collins

Police Administrators

Captain Timothy Poulin
Operations/Professional Standards

Police Supervisors

Lt. Gary Appolonia

Lt. Mark Cabral

Lieutenant Norman Mageau
OIC Community Policing

Lieutenant Kevin Ziegelmayer

Staff Assistant/Secretary

Melissa Campo

Website Content Manager