Town of Barrington, RI
Bristol County
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Table of Contents
Table of Contents
[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Council of the Town of Barrington 6-28-2004 by Ord. No. 2004-3.[1] Amendments noted where applicable.]
Appeals from Police Departments — See § 45-20-1 et seq.
Relief of injured or deceased police officers — See § 45-19-1- et seq.
Police Department — See Ch. 1 of Title 10 of the Charter.
Fire Department Rules and Regulations — See Ch. 12.
Officers and employees — See Ch. 29.
Personnel policies — See Ch. 33.
The Barrington Police Department was established on July 3, 1934, as a law enforcement agency entrusted with the control of motor vehicle traffic, the maintenance of safety on the state and Town roads, and the investigation and suppression of crime. For over 69 years, Department members have tirelessly performed these duties under the able supervision of a succession of noteworthy Chiefs of Police. The most recent of these, Chief John M. LaCross, hereby enacts this document as the official Rules and Regulations of the Barrington Police Department
The Rules and Regulations manual is comprised of four chapters:
I. Leadership
II. Conduct and Courtesy
III. Personal Appearance
IV. Miscellaneous
As a whole, this manual is intended to embody the principles of effective law enforcement which the members of this Department have come to promote. The Rules and Regulations manual is supplemented by specific policies and procedures of the Department.
Members should read these Rules and Regulations with the understanding that there may arise unforeseeable circumstances to which no provision of this manual is strictly applicable. The lack of a rule or regulation governing such cases does not mean, however, that a member's conduct may deviate from the superior standards which have been the hallmark of this organization for the past 69 years.
The Chief of Police, who is appointed by the Town Manager and serves at the Town Manager's pleasure, has authority to interpret the Rules and Regulations of the Barrington Police Department, subject to the approval of the Town Manager.
Editor's Note: This ordinance replaced the Police Department rules and regulations adopted 2-23-1962 (Ch. II of Title One of the 1965 Code), as amended.