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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.

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 and return the completed form along with a clear and legible photocopy of a driver’s license or photo I.D. to the Smithfield School Administration Building, located at 49 Farnum Pike. The School Department will not make photo copies of your driver's license or photo I.D.  Completed forms are to be put into a designated mail slot at the main office of the Administration Building.  Smithfield Detectives will process the background checks and will notify the volunteer and school department by email.  Please allow sufficient time for this process.

The Authorization for Release of information form can be found below, and is available at each school and the Smithfield Police Department website (

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 are required to bring in the original BCI results to the Superintendent's office.