The City of Pawtucket has had a full time police force since it's incorporation in 1886. The police department has a compliment of one hundred fifty-three (153) sworn police officers with approximately fifty (50) civilian support personnel. The Pawtucket police department is a full service, full time police department operating 24-7, 365 days/year.
The police department's headquarters has been at its Roosevelt Avenue location since the 1930's. The present Chief of Police is Tina Goncalves.