New Shoreham Police Department

10 Beach Avenue

New Shoreham, Rhode Island

phone (401) 466-3220

fax (401) 466-3228

e-mail: mmoynihan@new-shoreham.com

Welcome to the New Shoreham Police Department. Our mission is to create a partnership with the community to provide quality policing for the protection of life and property, the investigation and prevention of crime and the maintenance of public safety.

In addition to New Shoreham’s full-time police officers, the town hires Seasonal Police Officers as well as Community Service Officers for the busier summer months. The New Shoreham Police Department is currently led by Chief Matthew C. Moynihan. 

Updates – May 2022


New Shoreham Police Department launches text-a-tip program.

      ·     Click here for more information. 


We’re hiring for the summer! We have positions open for Seasonal Police Officers.

·     Click here to apply to be a New Shoreham Seasonal Police Officer.


Traffic Safety

Operating a moped while under the influence of liquor and or drugs is a misdemeanor under Rhode Island General laws § 31-27-2 and subject to a fine of not less than one hundred dollars ($100) nor more than three hundred dollars ($300). In addition, you may be required to perform ten (10) to sixty (60) hours of public community restitution, and/or shall be imprisoned for up to one year at the Adult Correctional Institution.

Eye protection and compliance with state helmet laws will be strictly enforced.

Public Safety

The New Shoreham Police Department encourages all residents and visitors to enjoy the beautiful beaches, shops and restaurants on the island. Please drink responsibly, designate a sober driver and call a cab when needed. Alcohol consumption outside of licensed establishments or private properties is strictly prohibited.  Alcohol (in open or closed containers) is prohibited on all public beaches. Violators will be fined $75.00 and may be subject to arrest. 

Residents and visitors are encouraged to call 911 to report an emergency or illegal activity.  Our mission is to create a partnership with the community to provide
quality policing for the protection of life and property. We need your help and if you see something, say something.

Thank you for visiting the New Shoreham Police Department page. We hope you have a happy, healthy and safe 2021.

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Town of New Shoreham | PO Box 220 | Block Island, RI 02807 | Telephone: (401)-466-3200 | Copyright © 2007