Town of Smithfield, RI
Providence County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Council of the Town of Smithfield 10-4-1955 (Ch. 12, Art. IX, of the 1985 Code of Ordinances). Amendments noted where applicable.]
Dances — See Ch. 172.
Entertainment, shows and special events — See Ch. 186.
No person shall conduct, operate, exhibit or promote any theatrical performance, show, exhibition, public roller-skating in rinks or halls, dance or ball, auction, outing or any other public gathering for which a license is required by the General Laws of the state, or at school functions or at public or private ice rinks within the Town, unless there is on the premises where such public gatherings is taking place at least one police officer, or two, if the Chief of Police so determines, when the presence of a police officer or police officers is necessary for the maintenance of good order and the prevention of crime within the limits of the Town.[1]
Editor's Note: State law references - Recreational facilities, G.L. 1956, § 23-21-1 et seq.; shows and exhibitions, G.L. 1956, § 5-22-1 et seq.
The number of police officers, if any, to be assigned to any public gathering shall be in the discretion of the Chief of Police.
The fee for each police officer assigned under this chapter shall be fixed from time to time by the Town Council, said fee to be paid by licensee.