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Planning & Research

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.

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.