State Background Checks (BCI) 

Due to increased security measures in both the private and public sectors, the need for State Bureau of Criminal Identification criminal background check, or “BCI” as it is commonly referred to, continues to rise. A BCI is performed using the person’s name and date of birth and is only conducted within the State of Rhode Island. A BCI will not indicate if you have an out-of-state criminal record.


Go to the Tiverton Police Headquarters, 20 Industrial Way, Tiverton RI on Tuesdays between the hours of 9:00 am to 11:00 am. with a valid form of identification and cash, check or money order for $5.00.

Examples of acceptable identification include:


  • Valid state issued driver’s license
  • Valid state issued identification card
  • Valid United States passport



A BCI costs $5.00. Cash, Check or money order only. Please make checks out to “Tiverton Police Department.”


For additional information regarding national background checks, please contact the Senior Records Clerk, Mrs. Katherine Vieira, 401-625-6717 ext. 107,


State Background Checks Form


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Tiverton Police Department, 20 Industrial Way, Tiverton Rhode Island 02878.  

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