Substitute Senate Bill No. 313
          Substitute Senate Bill No. 313

              PUBLIC ACT NO. 98-151


AN ACT CONCERNING THE STATE POLICE ACADEMY.


    Be  it  enacted  by  the  Senate  and House of
Representatives in General Assembly convened:
    Section   29-4  of  the  general  statutes  is
repealed and the following is substituted in  lieu
thereof:
    [The]  BY  JULY  1,  2001, THE Commissioner of
Public Safety [may]  SHALL  appoint  [an  adequate
number  of] AND MAINTAIN A MINIMUM OF ONE THOUSAND
TWO  HUNDRED  FORTY  EIGHT  SWORN   state   police
personnel to efficiently maintain the operation of
the   division.   [in   keeping   with   budgetary
allowances.]   On  or  after  June  6,  1990,  the
commissioner shall appoint therefrom not more than
two  lieutenant  colonels  who  shall  be  in  the
unclassified service as provided in section 5-198,
AS   AMENDED.   Any   permanent  employee  in  the
classified service who accepts appointment to  the
position of lieutenant colonel in the unclassified
service may return to the  classified  service  at
his   former  rank.  The  position  of  lieutenant
colonel  in  the  classified  service   shall   be
abolished  on  April  1,  1991.  The commissioner,
subject to the provisions  of  chapter  67,  shall
appoint   such   numbers   of   majors,  captains,
lieutenants, sergeants, detectives  and  corporals
as  he  deems necessary to officer efficiently the
state police force. The commissioner may appoint a
Deputy  State  Fire  Marshal  who  shall be in the
unclassified service as provided in section 5-198,
AS   AMENDED.   Any   permanent  employee  in  the
classified service who accepts appointment to  the
position  of  Deputy  State  Fire  Marshal  in the
unclassified service may return to the  classified
service  at  his  former  rank,  class  or  grade,
whichever is applicable.  The  commissioner  shall
establish such divisions as he deems necessary for
effective operation of the state police force  and
consistent  with  budgetary allotments, a Criminal
Intelligence Division and a  state-wide  organized
crime  investigative  task  force  to  be  engaged
throughout the state for the purpose of preventing
and  detecting  any violation of the criminal law.
The head of  the  Criminal  Intelligence  Division
shall  be  of  the  rank of sergeant or above. The
head   of   the   state-wide    organized    crime
investigative   task   force  shall  be  a  police
officer. Salaries of the members of  the  Division
of  State  Police  within the Department of Public
Safety shall  be  fixed  by  the  Commissioner  of
Administrative  Services  as  provided  in section
4-40. Subsistence shall be  maintained  for  state
police  personnel at the expense of the state, and
said police personnel shall be reimbursed for  all
expenses  incurred  in the performance of official
duty.  Said  police  personnel  may  be  promoted,
demoted, suspended or removed by the commissioner,
but no final dismissal from the service  shall  be
ordered  until  a hearing has been had before said
commissioner on  charges  preferred  against  such
officer.  Each  state police officer shall, before
entering upon his duties, be sworn to the faithful
performance  thereof.  The  Commissioner of Public
Safety shall designate an  adequate  patrol  force
for motor patrol work exclusively.

Approved June 4, 1998