[Ord. No. 08-20A; § 4 6-18-2008; amended 12-2-2015 by Ord. No. 15-23A]
The Town Council, pursuant to the provision of § 407(c) of the Town of Cumberland Home Rule Charter, is hereby authorized to enact, amend, or repeal rules, ordinances and resolutions for the government of the Town which shall have to do with the preservation of the public peace, health, safety, welfare and comfort of the inhabitants and the protection of persons and property, and other municipal functions and, pursuant to the provisions of § 407(r) of the abovementioned Charter, has the authority to grant, suspend, or revoke licenses in accordance with state law, provided that pursuant to G.L. 11-47-2(5) the Police Chief of Cities and Towns having a regular organized police force may be the licensing authority for the issuance of a license or permit to carry a concealed pistol or revolver.
The Town Council hereinafter declines to act as the Board of Police Commissioners for the purpose of issuing the abovementioned licenses or permits and hereby designates the Cumberland Police Chief to act as the sole licensing authority for the Town of Cumberland under the provisions of G.L. 11-47-2(5).
The Chief of Police shall draft the necessary application and forms for a person to apply for a license or permit to carry a concealed pistol or revolver. The Chief [of Police] shall further investigate any such applicant to insure that he or she meets all of the requirements of state law including, but not limited to:
Place of legal residence.
Name of Town business, if not a Town resident.
The applicant has good reason to fear an injury to his or her person or property, or applicant has any other proper reason not included in [this subsection] for carrying a pistol or revolver.
The applicant is a suitable person to be licensed to carry a concealed pistol or revolver.
The applicant is otherwise not disqualified for any other reason set forth in G.L. § 11-47-1 et seq., or any other state or federal law from carrying a concealed pistol revolver.
The fee for any license or permit issued pursuant to this article shall be $40 and payable to the Town of Cumberland. The charge for fingerpring, which is $20, shall be the only reimbursable cost for the Town of Cumberland, if applicable.
After the above investigation has been completed, should the Chief of Police decide that the applicant is otherwise not qualified to receive such a permit, the chief shall advise the applicant within a reasonable time of the denial and the reasons therefor.
After the completion of the above determination and investigation and insuring that the applicant has successfully completed a weapon qualification course pursuant to G.L. § 11-47-15, the chief shall issue the applicant the license or permit within a reasonable time. The license will be valid for four years from the date of issuance.
The Chief of Police shall, after the issuance of any license or permit to carry a concealed pistol or revolver, forward all records relating to the person so licensed to the Department of Attorney General. These records shall include the fingerprints and photo of the individual and all other information deemed relevant by the Chief.
Consistent with the provisions of G.L. 11-47-11 (b), neither the Chief nor any employee of the Town of Cumberland shall provide or release to any individual, firm, association or corporation the name, address or date of birth of any person who has held or currently holds a license or permit to carry a concealed weapon or revolver.
The Chief shall further have the right to revoke any concealed pistol or revolver permit or license for just cause and as otherwise permitted by state or federal law.