Contact the Department of Public Safety (DPS) Special Victims Unit for comprehensive support services for victims of crime to include safety planning, advocacy, court accompaniment and case assistance.
The Special Victims Unit, including advocacy and investigatory services, is available year-round providing support for the victims and survivors of crimes. Brown community members who wish to understand more about their reporting options, the criminal justice process, and/or orders of protection may also contact this unit. Those who seek SVU's services are NOT required to file a police report. For more information about these services, please contact law enforcement advocate, Michelle Nuey at (401)863-2542 or (401)863-3322. Individuals looking to make an official emergency report regarding a crime may contact DPS at (401)863-4111. Non-emergency reports may be made by calling (401)863-3322.
Our Detectives play a critical role in supporting victims of crime. Community members can explore the option of filing a criminal complaint with the Department of Public Safety by contacting the DPS Investigations Unit at either (401)863-5292 or (401)866-9956. DPS Detectives work closely with the Providence Police Department and the Attorney General's Office and can facilitate the process of filing a criminal complaint.