[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Milton: Art. I, 7-18-1979 as Ord. No. 825; Art. II, 3-19-1980 as Ord. No. 842. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Article I Organization and Operations
Article II Mutual Aid Agreement
[Adopted 7-18-1979 as Ord. No. 825]
The existing Police Department is hereby recognized and reestablished in and for the Borough of Milton. The Chief of Police shall be the administrator of the Police Department. He shall, under the direction of the Mayor, be in charge of the police force and have the responsibility and authority for the proper administration, supervision and discipline of the Department and its members. The Chief of Police shall have the authority to establish rules and regulations for the Department to ensure the proper administration, supervision and discipline of the Department, provided that such rules and regulations do not conflict with the contract between the borough and the Milton Police Officers' Association and the Pennsylvania Borough Code.
Editor's Note: See 53 P.S. § 45101 et seq.
The priority of authority among such subordinate classifications shall be in the order above listed. The duties of each classification shall be as established by the Chief of Police. The time for filling these subordinate classifications, the persons to serve in each classification on a full-time or part-time basis and the compensation of each shall be as determined solely by the Borough Council with the recommendation of the Chief of Police.
[Amended 5-21-1986 by Ord. No. 936]
The compensation to be paid to each officer selected to fill the position of Lieutenant, Sergeant and Corporal shall be as agreed upon by the Borough Council and the officer filling that respective classification.
[Added 12-19-1979 by Ord. No. 833]
Nothing herein contained shall affect the authority of the Mayor to appoint special policemen.
[Adopted 3-19-1980 as Ord. No. 842]
The Borough of Milton is hereby authorized and directed to enter into a mutual aid and assistance agreement with the following parties: the City of Sunbury, the Borough of Lewisburg, the Borough of Northumberland, the Borough of Riverside, the Borough of Watsontown, the Township of Point and the Township of Ralpho, all of the County of Northumberland, Pennsylvania; the Borough of Middleburg, the Borough of Selinsgrove, the Borough of Shamokin Dam and the Office of the Sheriff, all of the County of Snyder, Pennsylvania; and the Borough of Mifflinburg, the Township of East Buffalo and the Office of the Sheriff, all of the County of Union, Pennsylvania.
Upon request of any of said parties, the Police Department of the Borough of Milton shall furnish the requesting party actual standby aid and assistance in municipal and police emergencies when authorized and directed to do so by the Chief of Police or, in his absence, the Mayor, and to such an extent as shall be determined by the Chief of Police or, in his absence, the Mayor. Compliance with such a request shall be on a voluntary basis and shall be granted only when adequate police protection is provided for within the borough. Any such aid and assistance furnished may be recalled at the discretion of the Chief of Police or, in his absence, the Mayor.
Upon request of the Chief of Police or, in his absence, the Mayor, the police of the furnishing party shall be authorized to answer calls and to provide police protection and services in the Borough of Milton through the use of both personnel and equipment in the same manner and to the same extent as would the police of the Borough of Milton.
Except for general directions or instructions by the Chief of Police or, in his absence, the Mayor or a designated police officer, the personnel of the furnishing party shall work as far as possible under their own supervisors, and the equipment furnished shall, to the extent possible, be operated by said personnel.
No charge, compensation or reimbursement shall be paid to any furnishing party for services rendered or expenditures made in connection with the furnishing of aid and assistance.
The Borough of Milton shall not be held liable nor shall it hold any other party to said agreement liable for failure or inability to furnish aid and assistance, from time to time.
All police officers of the Borough of Milton shall, at all times, remain the employees of the borough, and all personnel of the furnishing party shall, at all times, remain the employees of the furnishing party, who shall remain liable for their wages, workmen's compensation and all other duties and responsibilities pertaining to their employment.
The Borough of Milton shall endure as a party to said agreement until such time as it withdraws there from upon 30 days' written notice to each of the other parties.