Title 20
Fish and Wildlife

Chapter 10

R.I. Gen. Laws § 20-10-17

§ 20-10-17. Arrest, seizure, and prosecution of violators.

(a) Any police officer authorized to make arrests, the director, and conservation officers appointed under the authority of § 20-1-6 shall be empowered:

(1) To enforce all laws, rules, and regulations relating to this chapter;

(2) To execute all warrants and search warrants for the violation of laws, rules, and regulations relating to this chapter;

(3) To serve subpoenas issued for the trial of all offenses hereunder;

(4) To arrest, without a warrant and on view, any person found violating any law, rule, or regulation relating to this chapter; take that person before a court having jurisdiction for trials; detain that person in custody at the expense of the state until arraignment; and to make and execute complaints within any district, to the justice or clerk of the court, against any person for any of the offenses enumerated under this chapter, committed within the district.

(b) The director, and the director’s deputies and assistants, may, by virtue of their respective offices, make complaints of any violation of this chapter, and they shall not be required to give recognizance or to furnish surety for costs or be liable for costs on those complaints.

History of Section.
P.L. 1980, ch. 219, § 2; P.L. 2017, ch. 451, § 29.