TITLE 16
Education

CHAPTER 16-52
Maintenance of Order on Campus [See Title 16 Chapter 97 – The Rhode Island Board of Education Act]

SECTION 16-52-3


§ 16-52-3 Security personnel.

(a) All campus police at state colleges and universities and all private security personnel employed by public or private colleges and universities shall, as a condition of their employment, apply to the bureau of criminal identification of the state police for a nationwide criminal records check.

(b) The nationwide criminal records check required by this section shall conform to applicable federal standards including the taking of fingerprints to identify the applicant. The results of the nationwide criminal records check required by this section shall be provided, in writing, to the applicant and, upon the request of the applicant, to any state or private college or university to which the applicant may apply for employment.

(c) Any private or state college or university which receives the results of a nationwide criminal records check pursuant to subsection (b) of this section shall maintain those records on file for so long as the applicant is employed by the college or university as a campus police officer or as a security person.

(d) It shall be the responsibility of the bureau of criminal identification of the state police to conduct the nationwide criminal records check required by this section. The applicant for a nationwide criminal records check under this section shall pay to the state police a fee of twenty dollars ($20.00) at the time of his or her application; provided that, upon his or her employment as a campus police officer or as a security person by a private or state college or university the amount shall be reimbursed to the applicant by the college or university.

(e) This section shall not apply to any person employed by a private or public college or university as a campus police officer or a security person on July 7, 1989.

History of Section.
(P.L. 1989, ch. 276, § 1.)