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Executive Order 01-08
October 29, 2001


WHEREAS, the Rhode Island Select Commission on Race and Police Community Relations has recommended to the Governor and the General Assembly that a statewide training academy for all law enforcement officers and agencies be established; and

WHEREAS, the State currently has three separate training academies that employ different training methods and standards; and

WHEREAS, there may exist potential benefits to a statewide training academy, including increased accountability and uniform training protocols.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Lincoln C. Almond, by virtue of the power vested in me as Governor of the State of Rhode Island, do hereby order as follows:

1. There is established a Rhode Island Law Enforcement Training Commission.

2. The Commission shall study the feasibility of establishing a statewide police academy that will provide uniform standards of training and conduct for all state and municipal police officers.

3. The Commission shall also make recommendations to establish and maintain a consistent set of minimum training standards for all state and municipal law enforcement agencies.

4. The Commission shall consist of fourteen (14) members/ appointed by the Governor as follows: five (5) members from state and/or municipal law enforcement agencies; two (2) representatives of civic/interfaith and/or community service organizations; one (1) representative of a college or university that offers courses in the field of criminal justice or sociology; one (1) member of the Rhode Island Fraternal Order of Police; one (1) representative of the International Brotherhood of Police Officers; one (1) member of the Municipal Police Training Academy; one (1) member of the Rhode Island Police Trainers Association; one (1) member of the House of Representatives and one (1) member of the Senate.

5. The Commission shall present its report and recommendations to the Governor and General Assembly on or before May 1, 2002.

So Ordered:

Lincoln Almond