Built in 1998, the South Kingstown Public Safety Complex houses the town's police department and South Kingstown EMS.…More Led by Chief Vincent Vespia, more than 50 police personnel operate out of this building. Prior to its construction, the town's public safety offices were located at 509 Commodore Perry Highway near the Salt Pond. This new facility houses not only the police department, but also the town's state-of-the-art dispatch facility and the town's Emergency Medical Services offices and garages.
The South Kingstown Police Department is service-oriented, taking a strong stance on underage drinking, DUI, and other criminal offenses. The department works within the community and with the University of Rhode Island's Police Department as well.