Criminals Correctional Institutions
Station Houses for Women
§ 13-5-3 Appointment, removal, and duties
The police chief of every city or town shall appoint at least one woman who
shall be known as a police matron. The public safety commission of the city of
Providence shall appoint at least two (2) women who shall be known as police
matrons. A police matron shall not be appointed for any definite term, but may
hold office until removal. She may be removed at any time for cause by the
appointing body, by a written order stating the cause of removal. Police
matrons shall assist with the confinement of all female prisoners.
History of Section.
(G.L. 1896, ch. 293, § 1; G.L. 1909, ch. 362, § 2; G.L. 1923, ch.
415, § 2; G.L. 1938, ch. 338, § 2; G.L. 1956, § 13-5-3; P.L.
1988, ch. 262, § 1.)