Community Policing

Citizen's Police Academy
Applications are now being taken for our next class and are available at the Burrillville Police Station at 1477 Victory Highway. For more information, contact Major Dennis Leahey (401-568-9472, send email)  You must be 17 years of age or older with a clean criminal back ground check to attend. Go to the Downloadable forms link to download an application!



On March 10, 1998, the Burrillville Police Department held its first Citizen's Police Academy at the police station on Victory Highway. Numerous applications were received during the sign-up period, and 18 citizens were selected for the first academy.

The purpose of this academy is to give the public a working knowledge of the Burrillville Police Department policies and procedures, through a series of classes instructed by Burrillville Police Department personnel. The more information the public has about their police department, the fewer suspicions, fears, and misconceptions will exist. Many conflicts are caused by a simple lack of understanding, and these conflicts can be avoided. The motto of the Citizen's Police Academy is "Understanding each other, we can make a difference".

B-SAFE   (Burrillville Security & Awareness for Elderly) is a program offered by the Burrillville Police which helps you watch over elderly and/or handicapped residents living in Burrillville.Our B-SAFE program Coordinator Lisa Rabideau will gather information about your relative/friend who lives alone and will have information in our system in times of emergency. In addition, your loved one will receive regular phone calls to check on their well being and make sure everything is ok. If anything is amiss, an officer or medical personnel will be dispatched with the proper information to assist your loved one and we will also contact you to advise you of the problem. Click here to download an application!

The American Cancer Society Relay For Life event is a life-changing experience that gives everyone in communities across the globe a chance to Celebrate the lives of people who have battled cancer, Remember loved ones lost, and Fight Back against the disease. Each year, more than 4 million people in over 20 countries take part in this global phenomenon and raise much-needed funds and awareness to save lives from cancer.
On June 26, 2015, Lieutenant Connors, Sergeant Carlow, Patrolman Richardson, Patrolman Genereux, Patrolman Veader and Patrolwoman Barrett went to the Burrillville Middle School to support Tyler Seddon as well as all the participants of the Relay for Life.





The Law Enforcement Torch Run is part of an international campaign for Special Olympics coordinated and managed by all divisions of Law Enforcement officers and officials throughout the world whose mission is to raise dollars and awareness of the Special Olympics Movement worldwide.
Over 35 police departments, fire departments along with the RI State Police and RI Correctional officers.
In 2015, Burrillville Police Department took part in this event. Lt. John Connors, Ptlwn. Kathleen Kelley, Ptlmn. David Beauchemin and Probationary Officer Rebecca Hein ran the Burrillville leg of the event.


B-EASY (Burrillville Eliminates Alcohol Sales to Youth) was established during 1996 with the cooperation of the Burrillville Police, the Burrillville Organization Against Substance Abuse Prevention, and local liquor license holders within the Town of Burrillville. During this program, all alcohol servers in the Town of Burrillville were trained and certified to recognize underage patrons, intoxicated patrons and false identification and how to successfully deal with these types of situations.

At unspecified times, the police department will utilize an underage decoy under the supervision of an undercover police officer. The decoy will enter licensed establishments and attempt to purchase alcohol. Those that serve the decoy will be subject to prosecution and the establishment is subject to license suspension.