Joseph Ottaviano - Chief of Police
DISPATCH 24/7: (401) 691-2247
The Rhode Island Airport Police is a fully authorized, duly sworn, full
service, law enforcement agency of the State of Rhode Island.
The Rhode Island Airport Corporation is an Equal
Opportunity/Affirmative Action/American with Disabilities Act Employer
with a strong commitment to diversity. The Rhode Island Airport
Corporation does not discriminate on the basis of gender, disability,
race, age, ethnicity, sexual orientation, political affiliation, marital
status, national origin, veteran’s status, or religion. We participate
The mission of the Rhode Island Airport Police Department is to serve
all passengers, visitors, and employees within our jurisdiction with
respect, fairness, and compassion. We are committed to aviation safety
and security, prevention of crime and the protection of life and
property, the preservation of peace, order and safety, the enforcement
of local, state and federal law, and federal security directives.
The Rhode Island Airport Police enforces Local, State, and Federal laws
primarily at T.F. Green International Airport, the state's only
commercial air-carrier airport. The Patrol Division maintains a
presence at Rhode Island T. F. Green International Airport. We also have enforcement authority on a
statewide level with regard to aviation related matters. Our post-9/11
duties also include active anti- and counter-terrorism measures.
The Inspector’s office, for the Airport Police, handles various
responsibilities throughout the department. The Inspector is the
Detective for the department, and his main duties are the investigating,
processing, and prosecution of all incidents and arrests that happen
throughout the Rhode Island Airport Corporation.
You may reach
Inspector David Shinskey at (401) 691-2494.
NATIONAL EXPLOSIVE DETECTION CANINE TRAINING PROGRAM (NEDCTP)
In cooperation with the Transportation Security Administration (TSA),
the department has NEDCTP K-9 teams at Rhode Island T. F. Green International Airport.
These K-9 teams are also used to assist local, state, and federal law
enforcement agencies when requested.
DISPATCH COMMUNICATIONS CENTER
The dispatch communications center provides radio communication to our
police officers in the field, ARFF units, airport operations, and all other
airport services. It operates 24 hours a day/seven days a week. This
center also receives and fields thousands of calls a year pertaining to a
wide variety of requests for information and assistance from the
public, airport tenants, as well as other public safety agencies.
SECURITY IDENTIFICATION BADGING UNIT
The Badging Office processes all applicants that require security
credentials. This allows certain individuals to access secured areas of
the airport. The department is responsible for the processing of all
Criminal History Record Checks (CHRC's), Security Threat Assessment
(STA) information, as well as security testing.
LOST & FOUND
While traveling it is very common for passengers to lose items while going through screening at the security checkpoint, at the airport or on an aircraft. If you feel think you may have lost an item while at Rhode Island T. F. Green International Airport, please call Airport Dispatch at (401) 691-2247, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
If you believe you lost an item while going through screening at the security checkpoint, please contact TSA at (401) 734-1900.
If you think you may have lost the item on the aircraft please contact your airline directly and they will assist you. Please go to https://www.pvdairport.com/flights/airlines for the airlines contact information.
If you were involved in an accident or an incident while traveling through Rhode Island T. F. Green International Airport, and would like to request a copy of the report, please proceed to our Public Records Requests page at https://www.pvdairport.com/corporate/ri-airport-corporation/regulations/public-records-requests.
If you would like to make a complaint, click to view the form. Completed forms should be mailed to the attention of the Chief of the Airport Police Department, 2000 Post Road, Warwick, RI 02886.
RIAC EXPRESSIVE ACTIVITY POLICY
RI COMMISION ON PREJUDICE AND BIAS
RIAC GROUND TRANSPORTATION POLICY
RIAP COMPLIMENT/COMPLAINT FORM
RIAP PREA POLICY
TRANSPORATION SECURITY ADMINISTRATION (TSA)
TSA PROHIBITED ITEMS LIST
SEE SOMETHING/ SAY SOMETHING
FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION (FAA)
RHODE ISLAND STATE POLICE
US SECRET SERVICE
FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION (FBI)
US CUSTOMS BORDER PROTECTION
US POSTAL INSPECT
RIAC-PD Use of Force Form
RIAC P-PD Use of Force Report 2020
RIAC-PD Bias Based Profiling Policy