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Cumberland Police Department

In an emergency, DIAL 911.

The motto for the members of the Cumberland Police Department is “Working Together to Build a Safer Community.” The men and woman who serve on the Cumberland Police Department are constantly working to provide improved safety and service for everyone who lives, works or visits the Town of Cumberland.

Call Cumberland Police at (401) 333-2500.

We are located at

Cumberland Public Safety Complex
1379 Diamond Hill Rd
Cumberland, RI 02864

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Chief Desmarais' Welcome Message

On behalf of the men and women of the Cumberland Police Department, I would like to personally welcome you to our department’s website. It’s our hope that this site will be informative and provide you with greater access to the functions of our police department.

In addition, we are working to update our web page with information that all members of the community will find useful and important, in keeping our citizens knowledgeable of the many officers, individuals and functions of the Cumberland Police.

Our web site is just one way of showing you the sense of pride, professionalism, and dedication that the members of this department strive to achieve every day. It’s our belief that while the mission of the Cumberland Police is to serve and protect the public, it’s also our obligation to keep you informed of the various changes occurring within our Department.

VIN Check

If the title is from another state or the vehicle was registered in another state, and the model year of the vehicle is 2001 or newer, a Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) check is required before you register the car. VIN Checks can be completed at the Cumberland Safety Complex. Monday through Friday from 8:30 am – 11:30 am and 1:15 pm – 3:30 pm.

Please note that the title must be presented along with the vehicle at the time of the VIN check. If you own the vehicle, bring the original title. If there is a lien on the vehicle, bring a copy of the title.

Needed for VIN Check:

  • Title ( or copy of Title)
  • Vehicle being inspected
  • Proof of Residency
  • $15 cash – exact change please  (Cumberland Residents)
  • $20 cash – exact change please (Non-Residents)

Receive or Update Passport


Regular passport services are available at the Cumberland Public Safety Complex. Requests for regular passport services generally take 4 to 6 weeks. Expedited passport services take 2 or 3 weeks.

You are required to submit an acceptable form of identification include an existing passport, naturalization certificate, driver’s license, military ID card or other current government-issued ID. A photocopy of the identity documents also must accompany the passport application.

Applicants with also need a 2 x 2” color photograph taken within the past 6 months, showing current appearance. Click here for further requirements.

Cumberland Public Safety Complex – Passport Services
Monday through Friday
8:30 am – 11:30 am and 1:15 pm – 3:00 pm

Thank a Police Officer

Thank a Police Officer
This form is an opportunity for the public to thank a member/members of the Cumberland Police Department for their service. All submissions are sent directly to the Chief of Police.
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