Rhode Island State Police Rules and Regulations for Sworn Members (270-RICR-10-00-1)

270-RICR-10-00-1 ACTIVE RULE

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Title 270 Department of Public Safety
Chapter 10 Internal Operations
Subchapter 00 N/A
Part 1 Rhode Island State Police Rules and Regulations for Sworn Members (270-RICR-10-00-1)
Type of Filing Amendment
Regulation Status Active
Effective 03/12/2023

Regulation Authority:

R.I. Gen. Laws § 42-28-11

Purpose and Reason:

The current rules and regulations are being amended as part of the agency’s policy review to ensure the rules and regulations remain consistent with state law and societal developments.  The proposed amendments are primarily clean up in nature.  For example, the agency has updated the name of the current Superintendent, made the rules and regulations gender neutral and added gender identity as a protected class.  The agency has also ensured due process protections for any sworn member the agency seeks to remove via a hearing for a non-work-related medical condition.  Lastly, as a paramilitary organization, the rules and regulations also provide the expected conduct of sworn members when carrying out their duties and responsibilities.  Over time, expectations of job performance evolve, and these amendments are reflective of these changes.