Volunteers in the Smithfield Public Schools MUST be Smithfield residents. Volunteers must complete the Smithfield Police Authorization for Release of information form in its entirety and return the completed form, along with a clear and legible photo copy of a driver’s license or photo I.D., to the Smithfield Police Department, located at 215 Pleasant View Avenue. The police 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 in the front lobby (to the right of the entrance), at the Smithfield Police Department. Detectives will process the background checks within 2 to 3 business days and will notify the volunteer and school department by email.