§ 42-7.3-1. Declaration of purpose.
The purpose of this chapter is to establish a public safety department. This department is responsible to consolidate the law enforcement services presently provided by six divisions and agencies within the executive branch of state government. The consolidation of these divisions and agencies into a department of public safety will assure the provision of professional services; will enable the most efficient and effective use of the state's public safety resources; will allow for the consolidation of such functions as communications, training, and operating procedures; and will protect the lives and promote the safety of the citizens of this state.
(P.L. 2008, ch. 100, art. 9, § 11.)