Private Investigator Licensing – State of Rhode Island
§ 5-5-3 License qualifications. – In order to be eligible for a license, an applicant must:
(1) Be a citizen of the United States or a resident alien;
(2) Not have been convicted in any jurisdiction of a felony;
(3) Not have had any previous private investigator license or registration revoked or application for that license or registration denied by the appropriate authority of any local licensing authority;
(4) Not have been declared by any court of competent jurisdiction incompetent by reason of mental defect or disease unless the court has subsequently determined that his or her competency has been restored;
(5) Not suffer from habitual drunkenness or from narcotics addiction or dependence;
(6) Be of good moral character;
(7) Have experience that has been gained through:
(i) At least five (5) years experience as an investigator or as a police officer with a state, county or municipal police department or with an investigative agency of the United States of America or of any state, county or municipality; or
(ii) A degree in criminal justice from an accredited college or university; or
(iii) Employment by a private detective as an investigator for at least five (5) years; or
(iv) Substantively equivalent training or experience.
History of Section.
(P.L. 1987, ch. 479, § 2.)
- § 5-5-1 Short title.
- § 5-5-2 Definitions.
- § 5-5-3 License qualifications.
- § 5-5-4 License application.
- § 5-5-5 Investigation and action on application.
- § 5-5-6 Grounds for denial of application for license or renewal of license.
- § 5-5-7 Procedure for approval or denial of application – Hearings.
- § 5-5-8 Renewal of licenses.
- § 5-5-9 Registration and license fees.
- § 5-5-10 Grounds for suspension and revocation of licenses.
- § 5-5-11 Surrender of license.
- § 5-5-12 Change in status of licensee.
- § 5-5-13 Uniform and equipment.
- § 5-5-14 Bonding requirements.
- § 5-5-15 Prohibited activities.
- § 5-5-16 Identification cards.
- § 5-5-17 Licensee business procedures.
- § 5-5-18 Judicial review.
- § 5-5-19 Obligation to report criminal violations.
- § 5-5-20 Exemptions.
- § 5-5-21 Engaging in business without a license.