Records Request



                                             Records Request

                    Procedure for Obtaining a Public Records Request

Pursuant to Rhode Island General Law 38-2-3(d) the Little Compton Police Department, (LCPD) hereby adopts the following procedure for requesting/obtaining public records:

1. A request to inspect and/or copy public records of the LCPD can be requested verbally or in writing to the Deputy Chief/ Lieutenant at 60 Simmons Road Little Compton RI 02837 during normal business hours (8:a.m. to 4:00 p.m. - Monday through Friday), telephoning: (401) 635-2311 or by email at

2. To ensure compliance with the Access to Public Records Act, (APRA), and to help you receive the records in an expeditious manner, we ask that you complete a Public Records Request Form, which is available at the Little Compton Public Safety Complex. This form is not required if you are seeking records pursuant to APRA or other documents prepared for, or readily available, to the public. 

3. The APRA allows the LCPD ten (10) business days to respond to the request, unless otherwise extended for good cause in accordance with the provisions of subsection 38-2-3(e). In such an instance, you will receive a response from the LCPD within thirty (30) days of the request. 

4. The following information reflecting an initial arrest of an adult and charge or charges shall be made available with forty-eight (48) hours after receipt of such request, unless a request is made on a weekend of holiday, in which event the information shall be made available within seventy-two (72) hours. The Arrest records must contain the following information:

   a. Full name of the arrested adult
   b. Home address of the arrested adult (unless it would ID a victim)
   c. Year of birth of the arrested adult
   d. Charge(s)
   e. Date of the arrest
   f. Time of the arrest
   g. Gender of the arrested adult
   h. Race of the arrested adult
   i. Name of the arresting officer (unless undercover)

5. If the LCPD determines the requested records are exempt from disclosure for a reason set forth in R.I.G.L. 38-2-2, (5), (i), (A-Y), the LCPD reserves its right to claim such exemption.

6. The LCPD in not obligated to produce for inspection, or copy any records not in the possession of the LCPD. In addition, the LCPD is not required to recognize, consolidate, or compile data not maintained by the LCPD in the form requested.

Scott N. Raynes 
Chief of Police
Little Compton Police Department

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