[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Council of the Town of Glocester as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Article I Increase or Decrease in Number of Officers
Article II Retirement of Incapacitated Police Officers
[Adopted 10-11-1974 (Ch. I, § 6, 1-06-01, of the 1991 Code)]
The Town Council shall increase or diminish the number of such police officers, whenever and as often as the electors of the Town of Glocester qualified to vote on any proposition to impose a tax for the expenditure of money shall, at the annual Town Financial Meeting, vote that the number of the Town police officers shall be increased or diminished, and shall appropriate the necessary sum therefor; except that the Town Council can vote to increase the number of permanent police officers if the Town has no direct financial responsibility towards paying the salary or salaries of those new appointments, or if the appointment of additional police officers does not exceed the current amount appropriated to the Glocester Police Department by the duly-qualified electors of the Town at the annual Town Financial Meeting.
[Adopted 8-15-2002, effective 8-15-2002 (Ch. I, § 6, 1-06-03, of the 1991 Code)]
Any police officer, as defined in RIGL 45-19-1, who shall be absent from his/her regular employment as a police officer for a period of 12 months by reason of injuries received or sickness contracted in the performance of his/her duties shall be deemed physically unfit for duty and shall be required to retire from the Department and will be entitled to retirement benefits (if any) as may be available under applicable law. A police officer shall immediately, upon the expiration of such twelve-month period, apply for disability or regular retirement, as eligible. Said police officer shall pay to the Town any retirement benefits received for the period from the date of application to the date of termination of employment.
This article shall take effect upon passage by the Town Council and shall apply to any “Injured On Duty Claims” filed prior to and after the date of passage.