Police Stations

Cranston Police Stations Past & Present

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Vintage post card view of Cranston’s first City Hall and police headquarters – circa 1900.

Sergeant Maher, circa 1921

Cranston’s First Police Radio System – 1934

In-Service Training – 1952

Inspector Ryan – April, 1952

Cranston Police Radio Room – 1952

Police Specialist Joe Austin – 1952

Police Inspector Moretti – 1954

Sgt. Charles Rogers – 1954

Sgt. Harry Sunderland & Specialist Joe Austin – 1954

1954

Police Station 1960s

Cranston Police Station
Knightsville – c. 1966

Dispatch area of Knightsville Station,
L to R, Louix, Beckman, Gilkenson – 1960s

Anthony Moretti – 1960s

Aerial photo of new station -1967

Sign to 275 Atwood Ave.
Police Station

Cranston Police Headquarters
275 Atwood Avenue
Photo taken circa 1970

Police Headquarters – circa 1975 Note the police memorial on front lawn.

CPD Dispatch Center – 1967

Dispatch Center – 1967

8th District Court room – 1960s.
In 1991 became the Detective Division offices.

Officer Ken Gilkenson on early teletype machine.

Dispatch Area – 1972
Officer David Palazollo

Sergeant Tom Lanzi – 1972

Dispatch Area – 1978
Joan Dube and Ralph Nahagian

Chief Anthony Moretti in his office on the third floor of old station – circa 1981

Records Room
275 Atwood Ave.
1983

Dispatch Center – November, 1984

Channel 3, Dispatch Center – 1984

Lobby of old police station after renovations – March, 1991

Cell Block – 1991

Transcriptionist – Computer Room – 1991

Computer Room – March, 1991

Fingerprinting Station – 1991

“Mug-shot” camera – 1991

Roll Call Room- March, 1991

Dispatch Center – October, 1991

Rear Lot of 275 Atwood Ave. 1970s.

View of the rear lot of headquarters from the cell block sally port – 1970s

View of rear lot of headquarters from the cell block sally port – late 1990s.

After moving to the new police station in Arlington, the old station was utilized by a movie company and turned into a sound stage.

Old Station being torn down – December, 2013

275 Atwood Ave. undergoing demolition – December, 2013

Looking north from the rear lot. 2013

Rear lot looking west.

Where the sally pot and cell block was once located.

Front of old station
275 Atwood Ave.
December, 2013

Former Narragansett Brewery about 1990, where the present Cranston police station now stands.

Cranston’s current police station, Garfield Avenue – Photo taken 2011.

Car 619 in front of Headquarters – June 2014

March 5, 2016