The Detective Division of the Newport Police Department is responsible for conducting follow-up investigations that involve serious crimes.
The majority of crimes investigated by this division are felony crimes where alcohol and/or drugs have exacerbated the severity of the crime. Cases that are complex in nature are assigned to detectives. Some of the detective's duties include evidence collection, crime scene processing, interviewing witnesses and suspects, and sex abuse investigations.
The Newport Police Department currently has three detective positions; however, due to shortage in staff, only two detectives are actively working cases, and there is one vacancy.
Newport Police Department - (541)-574-3348
Tipline - (541)-574-5455