§ 42-7.3-6. Duties and responsibilities of the director.
(a) The director shall be responsible to the governor for managing the department of public safety and for providing strategic leadership and direction to the divisions and agencies within the department. The director of public safety is authorized to:
(b) Coordinate the administration and financing of public safety services and programs.
(c) Serve as the governor's chief advisor and liaison to federal policymakers on public safety issues as well as the principal point of contact in the state on any such related matters.
(d) Resolve administrative, jurisdictional, operational, program, or policy conflicts among divisions and agencies and to take necessary action;
(e) Assure continued progress toward improving the quality, the economy, the accountability and the efficiency of state-administered public safety services;
(f) Prepare and integrate comprehensive budgets for the divisions and agencies within the department.
(g) Utilize objective data to evaluate public safety goals, resource use and outcome evaluation and to perform short and long-term policy planning and development.
(h) Conduct independent reviews of state public safety programs.
(i) Provide regular and timely reports to the governor and make recommendations with respect to the state's public safety needs.
(j) Employ such personnel and contract for such consulting services as may be required to perform the powers and duties lawfully conferred upon the director.
(P.L. 2008, ch. 100, art. 9, § 11.)