SEC. 45-4-5. Powers of board.
In addition to the powers conferred upon the Board on * * * Jail Officer Standards and Training elsewhere in this chapter, the board shall have power to:
(a) Promulgate rules and regulations for the administration of this chapter including the authority to require the submission of reports and information by criminal justice departments.
(b) Establish minimum educational and training standards for employment or appointment as a jail officer or a part-time jail officer (i) in a permanent position, and (ii) in a probationary status.
(c) Certify persons as being qualified to be jail officers or part-time jail officers.
(d) Revoke certification for cause and in the manner provided in this chapter.
(e) Establish minimum curriculum requirements for basic and advanced courses and programs and continuing education for schools operated by or for the state community colleges, police departments, youth detention facilities or sheriffs' offices for the specific purpose of training jail officers.
(f) Consult and cooperate with counties, municipalities, state agencies, other governmental agencies, and with universities, colleges, junior colleges and other institutions concerning the development of training schools, programs or courses of instruction for jail officers.
(g) Make recommendations concerning any matter within its purview pursuant to this chapter.
(h) Make such inspection and evaluation as may be necessary to determine if agencies are complying with the provisions of this chapter.
(i) Approve jail officer training schools.
(j) Upon the request of sheriffs or chiefs of police, conduct surveys or aid agencies to conduct surveys through qualified public or private agencies and assist in the implementation of any recommendations resulting from such surveys.
(k) Upon request, conduct general and specific management surveys and studies of the operations of the requesting jails at no cost to those agencies. The role of the board under this subsection shall be that of management consultant.
(l) Adopt and amend regulations consistent with law, for its internal management and control of board programs.
(m) To apply for, receive and expend any federal, state or local funds or contributions, gifts, donations, grants or funds from any other source.
(n) Enter into contracts or do such things as may be necessary and incidental to the administration of this chapter.
SOURCES: Added by Laws 1999, Ch. 482, Sec. 3, eff. July 1, 1999. Amended by Laws 2000, Ch. 515, Sec. 6, HB609, eff. July 1, 2000.
PREVIOUS VERSIONS: Pre-2000