Police Department

Newport Police Department

Mission Statement

It is the mission of the Newport Police Department to deliver service to our community with Courage, Professionalism, and Respect. We are dedicated to ensuring a safe and secure community by providing high quality police services to all persons within our jurisdiction. We are committed to the protection of life and property, the preservation of peace, and the equitable enforcement of the law. We will achieve these goals by working together as a team within our department and in partnership with our community. To accomplish this mission, the following Core Values must be the basis for all of our actions:


Courage is that quality of mind and spirit that enables us to confront and overcome the challenges of danger and adversity without fear of personal consequences. Courage is bravery, and bravery gives us strength not only to do something, but to do something right. Our courage derives from our commitment to training, education, and trust in one another. We recognize the hazards inherent in our profession and are willing to place the safety of others above that of ourselves. We shall not hesitate to step forward and protect those who cannot protect themselves. We must have the courage to stand up for what we believe is right and to have the courage to admit when we are wrong. We proudly serve with the courage necessary to meet the demands of our profession and the mission for which we are entrusted.


Professional service is embodied in our commitment to proficiency, competency, reliability, and excellence in all aspects of our conduct and performance. We believe in the social value of our work, considering it to be among the most noble of vocations, deriving personal satisfaction from the effective performance of our duties. We reject complacency and are dedicated to continually pursuing the highest levels of knowledge, skills, and expertise. Our actions are guided by the Law Enforcement Code of Conduct. We value the diversity of people in our community and will serve all with equal dedication, respect, fairness, and compassion. We believe in the selfless virtue of placing duty before self with the willingness to accept personal sacrifice for the greater good. We proudly pledge to fulfill our mission by being accountable to our community, our Department, and to each other.


Working with the Newport City Police Department should be challenging and rewarding. Our people are our most important resource. We can best serve the many and varied needs of our community by empowering our employees to fulfill their responsibilities with knowledge, authority, and appropriate discretion. We encourage our people to submit ideas, we listen to their suggestions, and we help them develop to their maximum potential. We believe in treating all people with respect and dignity. We show concern and empathy for the victims of crime and treat violators of the law with fairness and dignity. By demonstrating respect for others, we will earn respect for the Newport Police Department.

Chief of Police Seth DiSanto

Telephone (802) 334-6733
Emergency  911
Fax (802) 334-2818

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