(a) The governor shall appoint the superintendent of state police, who shall serve
at the pleasure of the governor and shall perform the duties prescribed by this chapter.
(b) Any superintendent who has served for at least ten (10) years and has reached
the age of sixty (60) years, may resign his or her office, and thereafter shall receive
annually during his or her life a sum equal to fifty percent (50%) of the salary he
or she was receiving at the time of his or her resignation, or for any superintendent
hired on or after July 1, 2012 a sum equal to fifty percent (50%) of the average compensation
as defined in § 36-8-1(5)(a) he or she was receiving at the time of his or her resignation.
(c) In no event shall the retirement allowance granted to a superintendent in accordance
with subsection (b) plus any other retirement allowance received by the superintendent
from any state or municipal retirement system exceed seventy-five percent (75%) of
the average compensation as defined in § 36-8-1(5)(a) he or she was receiving at the time of his or her resignation. This subsection (c) shall only apply to superintendents hired on or after July 1,
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