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The Planning & Research Division is responsible for most of the logistical support of the police department. It is responsible for the technicalogical support, record keeping, National Incident Based Reporting System (NIBRS) & National Crime Information Center (NCIC) compliance.

The Records Division is the repository for all police reports filed with the Cranston Police Department. This division maintains and organizes these records and compiles requested reports for the public and other agencies. If you need a copy of a police report that has been filed, contact the records division at (401) 477-5020. Report and Records Request

Accident reports can either be picked up at the police station or ordered online through for an additional fee.

Cranston Police Announcement

As a service to our residents and the business community, Cranston Police are proud to announce a partnership with to provide online access to all Cranston Rhode Island crash reports. All crash reports will be available 48 hours after the crash occurs (or sooner if approved) except for Fatal crashes and crashes under investigation. Fatal crash reports must be purchased at the Cranston Police Department.

As of June 16, 2010, all requests from businesses for Cranston Police crash reports will be referred to The Cranston Police will not provide crash reports to businesses after this date unless a specific crash report cannot be located on the website, or is a walk in public records request.

This new service allows individual or multiple crash reports to be purchased with major credit cards or with a Pre-Paid account. To purchase a single crash report, go to and follow the simple 5 step process. To purchase multiple reports at once, you must setup a Subscriber account with To setup a Subscriber account, click on "Subscriber Login" on and click the "New Subscriber" link. A representative from will contact you within 24 hours to setup an online account. As always, if you have any questions, please free to call upon us.

Until then, we remain respectfully in your service.

Colonel Marco Palombo Jr.
Cranston Police Department

NIBRS Compliance Unit

(National Incident Based Reporting System)

The primary task of the NIBRS unit is to ensure the efficient generation of all monthly/quarterly crime reports to include Uniform Crime Reports and Incident Based Reports with a timely and accurate submission of information to state authorities, as well as monitoring crime reports to eliminate errors and omissions. They are also responsible for the preparation of the annual crime and statistical report for the department.