EFFECTIVE AUGUST 1, 2017
To have a background check done by the Smithfield Police Department, volunteers MUST be Smithfield residents. Volunteers must complete the Smithfield Police School Volunteer Background Check Authorization for Release of Information Form in its entirety and return the completed form, along with a clear and legible photo copy of a driver’s license or photo I.D., to the Smithfield School Administration Office, located at 49 Farnum Pike during normal business hours Monday thru Friday 7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
FOR QUICKEST RESPONSE
OR Volunteers may forward the Authorization for Release of Information form in its entirety along with a clear and legible photo copy of a driver’s license or photo I.D. to the child’s school.
The police department/school department will not make photo copies of your driver’s license or photo I.D.
The School Department will then forward your information to detectives to process the background checks, and your request will be processed within 3-5 business days. Please allow sufficient time for this process. After the Smithfield Police Department is in receipt of the completed forms, they will notify the volunteer and school department by e-mail. Authorization for Release of Information forms are available at each school, each school’s website and the school administration building.
Non-Smithfield residents must inquire at the police station in the town they reside in, or go to the RI Attorney General’s Office Customer Service Center located at 4 Howard Avenue in Cranston (located in the Pastore Center). The police department in the town you reside in will have their own authorization for Release of Information form. If you are not a Smithfield resident you must contact the police station in the town you reside in for their process. Non-Smithfield residents will be required to bring in the original BCI results to the Superintendent’s office.