Professional Standards

  • The Charlestown Police Department, along with every police department in the State of Rhode Island has enacted the "Twenty for 2020" initiative. The "Twenty for 2020" is the promise to our residents and visitors of our commitment to stand behind the principles, promises and policy amendments outlined in the official "Twenty for 2020" document.

    On this web-page you will find links to our Use of Force, Bias-Based Policing and Citizen Complaint policies along with information on how to provide feedback, both positive and negative to the Chief of Police. You will also find links to our continued education training curriculum as well as future "face to face" public forums and scheduled public interaction.

    Additional links and forms are available under "Forms" on the main menu bar.

    Any questions, comments or concerns regarding this initiative can be directed to the Chief of Police.

    Colonel Michael J. Paliotta - Chief of Police
    Phone: (401) 364-1212 x601

    The Official "Twenty for 2020" Document

    Charlestown Police Use of Force Policy

    Charlestown Police Impartial Policing Policy

    Charlestown Police Code of Ethics

    Charlestown Police Complaint Policy

    Attorney General Use of Force Policy

    Body Worn Camera Policy