There shall be a division of state police consisting of the following members: a
superintendent who shall have the rank of full colonel; as many captains as the superintendent
shall deem necessary, two lieutenant colonels, three majors; as many lieutenants
as the superintendent shall deem necessary; and such other personnel, the number
and rank of whom shall be designated by the superintendent, and the general assembly
shall annually appropriate such sum as it may deem necessary for the payment of the
salaries of the members of the division. The member of the Rhode Island state police who shall be assigned by the superintendent
to execute the duties of deputy superintendent shall have the rank of lieutenant colonel.
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