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School Volunteer BCI

Individuals who wish to volunteer in the Smithfield Public Schools must have a current State of RI criminal investigation on file with the Smithfield School Department.

Smithfield Residents

  1. If you are a Smithfield resident, you MUST complete a Smithfield Police Department School Volunteer Background Check Authorization for Release of Information form (see below) in its entirety
  2. Make a clear and legible photocopy of a driver’s license or photo I.D
  3. Email the completed form AND photocopy of a driver's license or photo ID to the Smithfield Police Department at schoolvolunteer [at] smithfieldpd [dot] com OR return the completed paper form AND paper photocopy of a driver's license or photo ID to your child's school. Emailed copies cannot be accepted by the schools.
  4. Please allow sufficient time for this process. The actual processing time needed by the Smithfield Police Department is 3-5 business days. If paper forms are sent to the schools, those will take longer to be collected and submitted to the Smithfield Police Department for processing.

The Authorization for Release of Information Form can be found below, and is available at each school and the Smithfield Police Department website (http://www.smithfieldpd.com).

Non-Smithfield Residents

Non-Smithfield Residents must inquire at the police station in the town they reside in, OR go to the RI Attorney General's Office in Providence. Non-Smithfield Residents MUST to bring in the original BCI results to the Superintendent's office at 49 Farnum Pike, Smithfield, RI 02917.