(a) No certified constable shall display any badge, emblem, or certification in the
course of his or her duties except that which is issued or authorized by the department
of business regulation, nor shall any certified constable misrepresent himself or
herself as a law enforcement officer or peace officer.
(b) Certified constables shall have no power or authority other than to serve process
and execute writs as provided by this section.
(c) The powers and authority of any constable who is presently approved to serve process
by the district court shall continue in full force and effect until such time that
his or her application for certification is approved in accordance with the certification
process set forth in § 9-5-10.5, but in no event shall such period exceed two (2) years.
(d) No certified constable, while serving or executing any process or writ issued
by or returnable to the court, is liable in any civil action to respond in damages
as a result of his or her acts of commission or omission arising directly out of his
or her negligent serving or executing the process or writ except as provided in § 9-5-10.5. In the event a civil action is brought against a certified constable as the result
of the performance of his or her duties, the constable is entitled to recover all
costs and attorney's fees incurred by the certified constable incidental to the civil
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