The Detective Bureau is comprised of detectives and investigators as well as task force officers from federal and local agencies, who investigate crimes that require specialized investigative techniques. Some of these techniques include forensic examinations and the cultivation of informants. They require exhaustive dedication, and ultimately, accurate court testimony in order to pursue a case through to its final resolution.
The specialized units within the Detective Bureau focus on crimes related to terrorism, homicides, the illegal distribution of narcotics, computer crimes, stolen motor vehicles, insurance fraud, white collar crimes, public corruption, gaming crimes, traditional and non-traditional organized crimes, outlaw motorcycle gangs, and violent fugitives. Members of the Detective Bureau collaborate with local police departments and the Office of the Attorney General to investigate in all incidents involving the use of deadly force that occur within the State of Rhode Island.
The Detective Bureau is comprised of the following units: Major Crimes, Intelligence and Organized Crime/Fusion Center, Adult Correctional Institution (ACI) Investigations, Financial Crimes/Public Corruption, Violent Fugitive Task Force, Computer Crimes/Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, Auto Theft and Insurance Fraud, Narcotics/HIDTA Task Force, Witness Protection, Evidence/Property Control, and Gaming Enforcement.
Tips can be reported 24/7 to the following tip lines:
If you have information on illegal narcotics in Rhode Island, please contact the Narcotics Unit / High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas Task Force at (401) 475-7003.
If you witness suspicious activity or behavior, please contact the Rhode Island State Fusion Center at (401) 444-1117 or visit the Rhode Island State Fusion Center website.
If you have information on or know the whereabouts of someone on Rhode Island's 10 Most Wanted Fugitive List, please contact the Rhode Island State Police Violent Fugitive Task Force at (401) 921-8131.