[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Englewood 7-21-2009 by Ord. No. 09-15. Amendments noted where applicable.]
The Englewood Police Department, as heretofore established, is hereby continued.
The Police Department Table of Organization shall consist of one Chief of Police and may consist of not more than one Deputy Chief of Police, not more than two Captains, not more than five Lieutenants, not more than 12 Sergeants and not more than 64 police officers.
[Amended 7-20-2010 by Ord. No. 10-15; 2-21-2012 by Ord. No. 12-04]
The Police Department may include such other civilian positions, dispatchers and parking enforcement officials, either on a temporary or permanent basis, to assist in performing the functions of the Department as approved by the City Manager; provided, however, that the holders of such positions shall not be deemed members of the Police Department.
All appointments to the Police Department and promotions to higher rank shall be subject to the requirements of state laws, city ordinances and the rules and regulations of the Department.
All appointments and promotions shall be made by the City Manager; provided, however, that the appointment of the Chief of Police is subject to confirmation by the City Council.
Applicants for appointment to the Police Department shall be required to pass a written examination and such other examinations as established by the City Manager.
Promotion to higher rank shall be based on any promotional testing process that is administered, the individual's employment history in the Police Department, the length and merit of service, education, and specialized training.
All members of the Police Department having been appointed, qualified and completed a one-year-probationary period shall severally hold their respective office during good behavior and efficiency in the performance of their duties. No member shall be removed from office except in the manner and for reasons prescribed by law including state statutes, city ordinances and the rules and regulations of the Police Department.
The compensation and benefits of the members of the Police Department shall be in accordance with any collective bargaining agreement, where applicable, and as established by ordinance.
Pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40A:14-118 and the City of Englewood Special Charter, the City Manager is designated as the appropriate authority to whom the Chief of Police shall be directly responsible.
The City Manager shall promulgate, amend, delete, supplement, modify, and revise rules and regulations for the governing the Police Department, not inconsistent with ordinances adopted by the City Council, as deemed appropriate from time to time. The City Manager shall notify the City Council of any such amendment, deletion, supplement, modification, or revision. Any change to the rules and regulations shall take effect immediately upon such notification unless the City Council, by resolution, disapproves such change.
Editor's Note: The rules and regulations are on file in the Clerk's office.
The City Manager shall have the exclusive authority to remove and discipline members of the Police Department in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 56, Personnel, of the Code of the City of Englewood, except that the removal of the Chief of Police shall be subject to City Council confirmation.
The Chief of Police shall be directly responsible to the City Manager for the efficient and routine day-to-day operations of the Police Department pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40A:14-147 and shall, pursuant to policies established by the City Manager:
Administer and enforce rules and regulations and special emergency directives for the disposition and discipline of the Department and its officers and personnel;
Have, exercise, and discharge the functions, powers, and duties of the force;
Prescribe the duties and assignments of all subordinates and other personnel;
Delegate such authority as deemed necessary for the efficient operation of the force to be exercised under his/her direction and supervision; and
Report at least monthly to the City Manager in such form as shall be prescribed by the City Manager on the operation of the Department, and make such other reports as may be requested by either the City Manager or the City Council.