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§45-16-9  Attendance of special town constables at schools or meetings. –

Published: 2015

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Sergeants and Constables

SECTION 45-16-9

   § 45-16-9  Attendance of special town

constables at schools or meetings. –

A special town constable shall, upon the request of any citizen and upon being

tendered the sum of thirty cents ($.30) for each hour of service required,

attend any school or meeting lawfully assembled for the purpose of preventing

any interruption or disturbance at the school or meeting and may arrest,

without warrant, and detain, not exceeding six (6) hours, any person found by

the town constable in the act of willfully interrupting or disturbing a school

or meeting, and may, in like manner with other police and special constables,

command all necessary aid in the execution of the duties of the town

constable's office.

History of Section.

(G.L. 1896, ch. 40, § 33; G.L. 1909, ch. 50, § 34; G.L. 1923, ch. 51,

§ 37; G.L. 1938, ch. 333, § 37; G.L. 1956, § 45-16-9; P.L. 2015,

ch. 260, § 39; P.L. 2015, ch. 275, § 39.)