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1.7Licenses and Badges


1.9Service, Forms and Returns

1.10Eviction Parameters

1.11Civil Arrests

1.12Duty to Update Contact Information; Records Retention

1.13Training Constables

1.14Continuing Education

1.15Enforcement and Penalties


Title 230 Department of Business Regulation (includes the Office of the Health Insurance Commissioner)
Chapter 30 Commercial Licensing
Subchapter 40 Certified Constables
Part 1 Certified Constables
Type of Filing Adoption
Regulation Status Inactive
Effective 02/24/2022 to 03/28/2022

Regulation Authority:

R.I. Gen. Laws § 9-5-10.1

Purpose and Reason:

Though the proposed regulations represent a new regulation, most of the regulatory provisions merely represent a codification of existing practices and procedures. The following summary represents where the regulations depart from existing practices and procedures, thereby alerting the public to substantial changes:

·         § 1.5(B)(8)-(13): This section on Licensing represents the recent changes to R.I. Gen. Laws § 9-5-10.1(2), enacted on July 6, 2021, which includes new requirements for licensure.

·         § 1.8: This section entitled “Conduct,” codifies what was previously published as a guide by the Department and considers previous historical documents published by the Judiciary.

·         § 1.11(A): This section entitled “Civil Arrests” requires the Certified Constable applicant/licensee to notify the Department if he/she intends to effect civil arrests (body attachments).

·         § 1.12(B)(1): This section entitled “Records Retention” requires licensees to retain a copy of any document not filed in the Court’s Electronic Filing System for a minimum of two years.

·         § 1.13: This section entitled “Training Constables” requires a Training Constable to be paid be paid $1,500.00 for training an applicant and requires that in order to be a Training Constable one must agree to be randomly assigned a trainee by the Department if the applicant cannot find or secure a Training Constable on his/her own.

·         § 1.15(E): This section entitled “Enforcement and Penalties” specifies that the Department will apply § 28-5.1-14, The Fair Chance Act, when evaluating any disciplinary action based on an applicant’s/licensee’s criminal history information.

A public hearing on this proposed adoption with be held via Zoom Webinar on Thursday, October 21, 2021, at 11:00 am. The hearing may be accessed at here: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84943519868 or Join the Webinar by Phone - 833 548 0276 (Toll Free) or 833 548 0282 (Toll Free), Webinar ID: 849 4351 9868.