The Rhode Island Chapter of the IAAI was created to accomplish the following goals:
To unite for mutual benefit, those public officials or private concerns engaged in the control of arson and other kindred crimes.
To provide for an exchange of technical information and developments.
To encourage cooperation between public service agencies and private associations to further the suppression of arson.
To encourage high professional standards of conduct among arson investigators and to continually strive to eliminate all factors which interfere with the administration of crime suppression.
To foster greater professional competence in the investigation techniques and recognition of the crime of arson.