The Prosecution Division within the South Kingstown Police Department is ultimately responsible for the determination of criminal complaints to be brought before the appropriate court, Department of Attorney General or referral to another agency. The Prosecution Division is responsible for all department matters involving criminal prosecution, including but not limited to court arraignments, felony screenings, grand jury presentations, warrant production, witness notification, and court scheduling.
The Prosecution Division coordinates the activities of the office with that of the Patrol and Detective Divisions, Town Solicitor, Department of Attorney General, Department of Probation and Parole, Department of Corrections, Office of the Public Defender, Rhode Traffic Tribunal, federal law enforcement and regulatory agencies, criminal defense attorneys, and other agencies to insure a consistent relationship relative to the needs of the Prosecution Division in the furtherance of the Department Mission and Philosophy.
The Prosecution Division has a variety of functions assigned as tasks. The Division conducts investigations, assists the Department of Probation and Parole and the Department of Attorney General in monitoring probationers, parolees, and those defendants serving suspended sentences. The Division provides in service training in conjunction with the Training Officer in furtherance of the duties of the Division. The Division also maintains contact with victims of crimes to ensure that the victim's impact statement is given consideration in the disposition of all criminal matters.
The Commanding Officer of the Prosecution Division is Sergeant Mark Healy. The Division is also staffed with a civilian prosecution clerk, Ms. Mary Wright.
Frequently Asked Questions
Why is my license suspended?
You would have to call the Rhode Island Traffic Tribunal 275-2700 to clarify; there could be a number of reasons a suspension order was issued.
What if I lost my ticket?
We can provide a copy of a ticket and inform motorist of court date. Motorist should call 783-3166 extension 307 or 324.
Can I pay a traffic ticket at the South Kingstown Police Department?
The Police Department cannot accept payment for traffic tickets. Follow instructions given on ticket. Mailing address is below:
670 New London Avenue
Cranston, RI 02920-3002
How do I get a record expunged?
Expungements are handled only by the District or Superior courts.
What if I'm a victim of a crime and want to know the status of the case?
You can contact the South Kingstown Prosecution Division for information regarding the case or you can also use the State of Rhode Island Web site: http://courtconnect.courts.state.ri.us choose Criminal Information Search and follow the prompts.
What will happen if I miss a court date in District Court?
A warrant will be issued for your arrest.
Where can I do community service?
Community service must be done at a nonprofit organization. Examples are:
- Senior Citizen Center
- Fire Departments
- Animal Shelters
- Youth organizations
- Food banks
- Community Shelter
- Programs at URI through Dean of Students Office
Instruction sheets are available at the 4th District Courthouse and Rhode Island Traffic Tribunal.
Frequently Requested Phone Numbers
Rhode Island Traffic Tribunal: 275-2700
4th District Court: 782-4131
Family Court: 782-4111
Attorney General's Department: 274-4400
Domestic Violence Unit: 782-4174
Operator Control: 462-0800
Prosecution for SK Police: 783-3166 (ext. 307 or 308)
Public Defender: 782-4180
Town Hall: 789-9331