Township of Ocean, NJ
Ocean County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Ocean by Ord. No. 1992-14 and Ord. No. 1993-13 (§§ 3-1 through 3-17 of the 1972 Ocean Codified Ordinances). Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Emergency management — See Ch. 31.
Fire Department — See Ch. 36.
Personnel policies — See Ch. 57.
Attachment 1 - Ocean Township Police Department Organizational Structure

§ 61-1 Establishment.

There is here established a Police Department in the Township of Ocean, County of Ocean, and State of New Jersey, under and in accordance with the provisions of N.J.S.A. 40A:14-118 et seq.

§ 61-2 Mission and purpose.

The mission and purpose of the Police Department is generally threefold: to preserve life and property; to provide a general police service to the residents of the Township of Ocean; to enforce federal, state, county and municipal laws, statutes and ordinances, and as hereinafter may be more expressly defined.

§ 61-3 Composition.

[Amended by Ord. No. 1995-14; Ord. No. 2001-23; 10-10-2012 by Ord. No. 2012-20; 5-9-2013 by Ord. No. 2013-11; 3-12-2015 by Ord. No. 2015-1]
The Police Department shall consist of one Chief of Police, two lieutenants, five sergeants and such patrolman and special police officers as may be needed from time to time. In consultation with and the approval of the appropriate authority, one of the lieutenant positions shall be assigned to directly supervise the Patrol Division and the other will be assigned to supervise the Administrative Division of the Township's Police Department. The Township Committee may, at any time, determine to leave one or more of the above positions vacant as they see fit. No person may be appointed to the Police Department and no person may be promoted within the Township's Police Department until they have satisfied all statutory requirements and have been duly appointed thereto by the Township Committee of the Township of Ocean. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary set forth in the Department Rules and Regulations or Code of Conduct, any appointment or promotion within the Department shall be based upon an individual's record of service, if any, and personal interviews conducted by the appropriate authority and highest ranking officer within the Department. Due to the relatively small size of the Township's Police Department, written and/or oral tests shall not be required for promotions within the Department. After the completion of said interviews, the appropriate authority shall make their recommendations for appointment or promotions to the Township Committee. Any appointment or promotion within the Ocean Township Police Department may only be made by majority vote of the Township Committee. Any individual appointed to the position of Chief of Police shall be required to have attained a Bachelor's Degree; however, this requirement may be waived, at the discretion of the Township Committee. Individuals appointed by the Township Committee to particular positions within the Township Police Department shall serve in the position to which they have been appointed. In an emergent situation, should the need arise, a member appointed to one position may be directed by the Chief to temporarily perform the duties of another. The Chief of Police shall obtain the approval of the appointing authority for the temporary reassignment of said member, which authority shall automatically expire at the conclusion of 30 days, unless it has been approved by resolution of the Township Committee during that time.
A. 
The personnel referred to in this section shall receive such salary and compensation as negotiated in the police employment contract and/or as designated in the Township salary ordinance.
B. 
In addition, said personnel shall receive a uniform and equipment allowance in an amount set by the Mayor and Township Committee and as fixed annually in the Township budget or as negotiated in a police contract.
C. 
Any and all promotions within the Township's Police Department, as referenced above, shall be made within six months after the completion of interviews by the appropriate authority and highest ranking officer within the Department. In the event promotions have not been made within six months of the conclusion of the last interview conducted by the appropriate authority and highest ranking police officer within the Department, then and in that event, before any of said promotions shall take place, a new interview process shall be completed.
[Added 5-12-2016 by Ord. No. 2016-4]
D. 
Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in this § 61-3, interviews for the position of Chief of Police shall be conducted solely by the Township Committee.
[Added 5-12-2016 by Ord. No. 2016-4]

§ 61-4 Special law enforcement officers; police surgeons; crossing guards.

[Amended by Ord. No. 1995-15; Ord. No. 1999-29]
The appropriate authority shall, with the approval and consent of the Township Committee, appoint such other special law enforcement officers, police surgeons and crossing guards as they may deem necessary. They shall be a part of the Police Department established in this chapter and subject to all the laws, rules and regulations governing the same. Pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40A:14-146.8 et seq., the term of such appointments shall be at the discretion of the Township Committee, but in no event shall exceed one year. The personnel referred to in this section shall be compensated at such hourly rate as designated in the salary ordinance. Personnel shall serve for the appointed term only and at the compensation, if any, established by ordinance or as modified or changed by the Township Committee.
A. 
Special law enforcement officer appointment and qualification. The Township Committee may appoint such special law enforcement officers as it deems necessary, provided the person and/or persons meet the requirements as set forth in N.J.S.A. 40A:14-146.10, as amended and supplemented.
B. 
Classification of special law enforcement officers. Providing that the appointees meet the requirements and training as set forth pursuant to law, there shall be the following two classes of special police officers established within the Township:
(1) 
Class One. Officers of this class shall be authorized to perform routine traffic detail, spectator control, and similar duties. Such officers shall have the power to issue summonses for disorderly persons, petty disorderly persons offenses, violations of municipal ordinances, and violations of Title 39 of the Revised Statutes. The use of a firearm by an officer of this class shall be strictly prohibited and no officer of this class shall be assigned any duties which may require the carry of or use of a firearm. The number of special police officers in this class shall be limited to six.
(2) 
Class Two. Officers of this class are authorized to exercise full power and duties of a regular police officer. The use of a firearm by such officer may only be authorized upon successful completion of training and instruction as required by law. The number of special police officers in this class shall be limited to no more than 25% of regular full-time police officers of the Township.
C. 
Uniform. Every special law enforcement officer shall carry identification as provided by the Chief of Police in accordance with the requirements of law.
D. 
Terms of employment. Special law enforcement officers may be appointed by the governing body for terms not to exceed one year. Appointments may be revoked for cause after adequate hearing, unless the appointment is for four months or less, in which event, the appointment may be revoked without cause or hearing.
E. 
Special law enforcement officers shall be required to conform to all other conditions of law with regard to the training and use of firearms.
F. 
Hours of duty. The hours of duty for all special police officers shall be in conformance and in compliance with N.J.S.A. 40A:14-146.16 for resort municipalities such as the Township of Ocean. All designations with respect to such hours of employment may be made by the Township Committee either on an annual basis or subsequent to the hiring of any special police officer.

§ 61-5 Appointment of civilian members.

The appropriate authority shall, with the approval and consent of the Township Committee, appoint such civilian members of the Police Department to serve in the services division as he/she or they may deem necessary. Such members are to provide dispatching services, clerical duties and logistics and support for the Police Department.
A. 
The personnel referred to in this section shall receive such salary and compensation as negotiated in the civilian employment contract (if any applies) and is designated in the Township salary ordinance.
B. 
In addition, said personnel may receive a uniform and equipment allowance in an amount set by the Township Committee and as fixed annually in the Township budget or as negotiated in any civilian employment contract.

§ 61-6 Appropriate authority to have jurisdiction.

A. 
The Police Department shall come under the jurisdiction of the Chairperson of the Public Safety Committee, which position is here created. This position shall be known as the "appropriate authority" and it shall be held by a member of the Township Committee, or any person designated by the Township Committee. The Chairperson/appropriate authority shall be responsible directly to the Public Safety Committee. The Public Safety Committee shall consist of all members of the Township Committee. The Chief of Police shall be directly responsible to the appropriate authority for the day-to-day operation of the Police Department. The appropriate authority shall be responsible for the promulgation, adoption, updating, and/or ratification of rules and regulations for police personnel which shall be known as the "Code of Conduct" (N.J.S.A. 40A:14-118).
B. 
In the event of any disciplinary proceedings against any member of the Police Department of the Township, the Chairperson of the Public Safety Committee or his/her designee shall be designated as the sole hearing officer and person in charge of all such proceedings. The decision of the hearing officer shall be final and binding. The right of appeal shall be to the New Jersey Superior Court pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40A:14-150.
C. 
In the event of any disciplinary proceedings against the Chief of Police of the Township, the Township Committee, or their designee, shall be designated as the hearing authority and in charge of all such proceedings. The decision of the hearing authority shall be final and binding. The right of appeal shall be to the New Jersey Superior Court pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40A: 14-150.
D. 
In the event a designated hearing authority is utilized pursuant to Subsection B of this section, only a person of greater rank may be the hearing authority if a Police Department official is to be designated for that purpose. If a designated hearing authority is utilized pursuant to Subsection C of this section, it must be the appropriate authority or special counsel. Whenever special counsel is designated to be the hearing authority pursuant to either Subsection B or C of this section, prior approval must be obtained by resolution of the Township Committee.
E. 
Charging authority.
(1) 
In the event a Police Department employee, civilian or sworn personnel is to be charged with a disciplinary action and said employee is subordinate to the rank of the Chief of Police, only the Chief of Police or his/her designee may initiate such charges (N.J.S.A. 40A:14-118). Failure to initiate charges when same are indicated may constitute a neglect or dereliction of duty, but the function of the charging authority may not be circumvented.
(2) 
In the event the Chief of Police is to be charged with a disciplinary action, only the appropriate authority or special counsel named by the Township Committee shall be the charging authority.
(3) 
Any person, whether police officer or special counsel, who serves in an investigative capacity and/or as the charging authority relevant to a Police Department disciplinary action may not thereafter be designated as or serve as the hearing authority in that disciplinary action.
F. 
Any disciplinary charges brought against any officer of the Police Department shall be filed in the office of the Chief of Police and a copy of same shall be served upon the member or officer so charged, with notice of a designated hearing thereon by the proper authorities which shall not be less than 10 nor more than 30 days from the date of the service of the complaint. Any disciplinary charges brought against the Chief of Police shall be filed in the office of the appropriate authority and a copy of same shall be served upon the Chief of Police with notice of a designated hearing thereon by the proper authorities which shall be not less than 10 nor more than 30 days from the date of service of the complaint.
G. 
Any employee not referred to in Subsection F of this section seeking a hearing with respect to any disciplinary charges brought against them shall do so in writing to the office of the Chief of Police. The notice shall be filed within five days, not including Saturdays, Sundays and holidays, from the date that charges are served upon the employee.

§ 61-7 Table of Organization.

A. 
A graphic table of organization (TO), as illustrated, shall be maintained by the Chief of Police to show the following:
(1) 
The Ocean Township Police Department divisional structure;
(2) 
The Ocean Township Police Department personnel structure.
B. 
The express function of each position is as defined within the Code of Conduct, but is not necessarily limited to the same.

§ 61-8 Code of conduct and police manual.

A. 
Adoption, updating and promulgation. The appropriate authority is authorized to update, adopt and promulgate rules and regulations for the governing of the Police Department and for the discipline of its members with a view to making the Police Department and all the members thereof efficient, vigilant and effective to the Township (§ 61-6A). These rules and regulations shall be called the "Code of Conduct" of the Police Department of the Township of Ocean and shall govern the conduct of and be binding upon the entire membership of the Police Department, including the Chief and all subordinates as listed in §§ 61-3 through 61-5. The Code of Conduct shall provide for penalties and forfeitures for violations thereof.
B. 
Distribution of manual. The Code of Conduct, which shall include all parts of this chapter shall be distributed in manual form as follows: A serialized copy will be issued to and signed for by each employee designated in §§ 61-3 and 61-5. A copy shall be maintained by the Township Clerk for the personnel designated in § 61-4 and to provide public access to same.
C. 
Maintenance, responsibility for care. All members and employees who are assigned a manual shall be responsible for its maintenance and care. The manual shall remain the property of the Township of Ocean and, upon separation from police service, each person is bound and liable to return same. Each person will be responsible for the security of his/her manual, and loss of the same will constitute neglect of duty and will result in disciplinary action. All manuals shall be kept current, and supplementary pages concerning additions, revisions or amendments shall be promptly and properly inserted.
D. 
Familiarity with required. Each police officer and each civilian employee is duty-bound to thoroughly familiarize himself or herself with the provisions of the police manual. Failure to comply shall be considered neglect of duty.
E. 
Neglect of duty. In the event neglect of duty is charged against a member for failure to observe the rules and regulations or department procedures or orders, ignorance of any provision of this manual will not be accepted as an excuse.

§ 61-9 K-9 Division.

[Amended by Ord. No. 2001-04]
A. 
A K-9 Division of the Ocean Township Police Department is established.
B. 
Care and housing. Following negotiations between the K-9 handler and the Township Committee, the following represents the full amount of all compensation and benefits to be provided by the municipality:
(1) 
In order to compensate a K-9 handler for his/her off-duty time spent caring, feeding, exercising, training, grooming, managing and housing a police dog, he/she shall receive eight hours of compensatory time per month and $500 per year allowance for each approved police dog under his/her care.
(2) 
The allowance shall be included in a handler's paycheck on a biweekly basis and computed as regular salary in regards to overtime and other benefits.
C. 
Clothing allowance.
(1) 
An equipment/meal allowance m the amount of $900 per year shall be paid to a K-9 handler for each approved police dog under his/her care. This allowance shall be used for the purchase, replacement and/or maintenance of the equipment, supplies and food required for the appropriate care, housing, training, and utilization of the police dog.
(2) 
Prior to a handler receiving the allowance, he/she shall submit to the Chief Financial Officer documentation for expenses incurred not to exceed $900.
(3) 
Payment of the allowance shall not be included in a handler's salary; however it shall be separated and included in a category titled "K-9 Uniforms."
D. 
Compensatory time. It shall be agreed that all compensatory time accrued by a K-9 handler shall only be used towards time off.
E. 
Medical coverage. The Township shall pay for all veterinary costs required in maintaining a dog's health and well-being. This care shall include a yearly physical exam, all required and/or recommended vaccines and medicines, and emergency care. The Chief of Police or his/her designee shall monitor all medical care and expenses. All medical care expenses shall require prior approval from the Chief of Police or his/her designee. In order to minimize costs, the handler shall make all reasonable attempts to utilize various free clinic care, such as free rabies vaccinations.
F. 
Training time.
(1) 
One time per year a K-9 handler shall be compensated for his/her attendance at a USPCA certification trial. This trial will be either a regional trial or the national trial. Each day of attendance shall constitute an eight-hour work day. This time will not be charged against the handler's vacation or personal time. The Township shall also pay any entrance fees for this trial. However, the handler shall be responsible for all travel expenses.
(2) 
The team shall be encouraged to attend other field trials, if approved by the Chief of Police, for which the Township may provide the on-duty time, but will be at the officer's expense.
G. 
The Township Committee reserves the right to authorize any additional K-9 handlers and also reserves the right to terminate the Township K-9 program at any time. In the event such program is terminated, or in the event a different handler is assigned, all payments made or to be made shall be prorated.
H. 
The Township shall be the owner of the Township's authorized police K-9 animal.

§ 61-10 Headquarters.

A. 
Uses of headquarters. The police headquarters shall be used exclusively for police business and shall not be used for any other purpose. Civility and attention shall be shown to every person applying at the Police Department or to a police officer on business. No person shall be permitted to remain in police headquarters without express permission from the officer in charge except members of the Department and persons on business there.
B. 
Subjects of discussion. Discussions and conversations in the police headquarters by members of the force or others in relation to nationality, race, religion, or party politics or upon any other subject not pertaining to police duties which may be the subject of argument or hard feelings are improper and shall not be permitted. No police officer while on duty or in uniform shall engage in or encourage any discussion or argument regarding nationality, race, religion, party politics or any other subject which may be the subject of argument or hard feelings at any public place.
C. 
Officers on duty to enforce. The officer on duty at police headquarters shall be held responsible for the enforcement of the rules governing same and shall keep the headquarters clean and tidy at all times.

§ 61-11 Uniforms.

A. 
General requirements. Police officers and patrol officers are required at all times when on duty to be dressed in regulation uniforms; the uniform must be kept neat and clean and shoes polished. No police uniforms or any part thereof shall be worn while police officers are off duty except in formal parades or at formal functions.
B. 
Service chevron. Members of the uniformed force having served five years continuously in the department shall wear on the left arm of the overcoat, dress coat and blouse, a chevron to be designated the "Service Chevron" to consist of one bar to be placed on the front of the sleeve adjoining to and placed on cuff seam and parallel thereto. In like manner, an additional bar will be worn for every five years of service.

§ 61-12 Charges and trials.

A. 
General procedure for making charges. Charges or complaints against any member of the Police Department for violation of the police rules and regulations or for conduct unbecoming an officer may be made in writing by any citizen giving the time, place and character of the offense, the name of the officer, the charges and the name of the witness or witnesses. The charges shall be presented to the chairperson of the Police Committee.
B. 
Preliminary hearing.
(1) 
On receipt of such charges, the Police Committee shall immediately fix a time and place for preliminary hearing before the Police Committee, giving due notice thereof in writing to the complainant and accused police officer and serving a copy of the charges on the accused. At the hearing, the Police Committee shall hear and examine the complainant and the accused, and may, if in its judgment it is required, call for witnesses on both sides; but the hearing shall otherwise be private except as to the parties in interest, unless either party shall otherwise request in which event the hearing shall be public. The officials holding the hearing shall thereupon determine whether or not the charges are worthy of trial. If the charges are found worthy of trial, a statement of the case as developed at the hearing, together with the original charges, shall be transmitted to the Township Committee for formal hearing.
(2) 
If the officials holding the original hearing decide the charges are not worthy of trial, they shall so advise the complainant in writing and the complainant may accept that decision or appeal in writing directly to the Township Committee on his/her original charges.
C. 
Formal hearing.
(1) 
On receipt of formal charges or an appeal by complainant, the Township Committee shall promptly fix a time and place for hearing and give due notice to the complainant and the accused police officer through the Township Clerk or by other means.
(2) 
At the time and place set, the Township Committee shall proceed to hold an open and fair hearing or trial, examine witnesses under oath, and keep a record of the evidence, employing a competent stenographer or reporter if deemed necessary by the Township Committee. Both complainant and defendant may be represented by counsel, and the Township Attorney may, if requested, act in an advisory capacity to the Township Committee, but not otherwise.
(3) 
The hearing may be adjourned from time to time if necessary, but not so as to unduly delay decision. At the close of the hearing, the Township Committee in executive session shall review the evidence and determine the guilt or innocence of the defendant. A majority vote of the whole Township Committee shall be required to find a verdict of guilty. If the defendant is found guilty, then a majority vote of the Township Committee present shall fix the penalty. The penalty may be, according to the nature and flagrancy of the offense: dismissal from the Department, suspension without pay for a period of not more than 90 days, a fine of not more than 30 days' pay, demotion or reprimand.
D. 
Violation of rules; penalties. The Police Committee or Township Committee may, after fair hearing of any member of the Police Department found guilty of infraction of any of the rules and regulations or of conduct unbecoming a police officer, reprimand the member, suspend him/her from duty without pay for not more than one week, or impose a fine not exceeding one week's pay due or to become due. Any greater penalty may be imposed only after trial by the Township Committee as provided in these rules, in which case charges shall be filed in due form with the Police Committee or Township Committee. Any penalty imposed under this subsection may be appealed by the defendant member of the police force to the Township Committee. The Township Committee shall hear and decide this appeal in the same manner as is provided for charges preferred by a citizen.

§ 61-13 Police records and equipment.

A. 
Records. The Chief of Police as well as the Police Committee shall have access to all police records and information at all times. Information of a personal nature shall not be given to anyone but members of the Police Department, without the authority of the Police Committee.
B. 
Police cars. No persons shall be permitted in a police car except police officers, persons being transported to or from jail, members of the Township Committee or Township officials on official Township business except by permission of the Police Committee or Township Committee.
C. 
Physician's reports. Once in each year in the month of January, each regular full-time police officer shall be completely examined physically by a duly licensed physician to be selected by the Township Committee, which shall pay for the examinations. The physician shall render a written report on each examination, including in the report the true physical condition of the police officer just examined, setting forth the police officer's physical condition and particularly the police officer's physical infirmities, if any, which would render or tend to render him/her unable to perform police duty.

§ 61-14 Provisional patrol officer.

A. 
Provisional appointment. Pending the establishment of an appropriate eligible list, the Township may authorize the filling of a vacant position by provisional appointment. Such appointment shall continue only until an appropriate eligible list is established or until certification and appointment is made from an eligible list.
B. 
Provisional appointment limitations.
(1) 
No authorization for a provisional appointment shall be given when the name of any person eligible and willing to accept appointment remains on any eligibility list.
(2) 
A person who does not possess the minimum qualifications for full time patrol officer may not receive a provisional appointment.
(3) 
No appointment shall be for more than four months.
(4) 
No person shall receive more than one provisional appointment to the same position in any fiscal year unless scheduled examinations have failed to produce a list adequate to fill all such classes of positions then held on a provisional basis.
C. 
Provisional appointment wages and benefits.
(1) 
A provisional appointment shall be compensated on an hourly basis at a rate determined by the Township Committee.
(2) 
Other than what is required by statute, a provisional appointee receives no further benefits or compensation.
(3) 
The Ocean Township police contract pertaining to salary, wages, and conditions of employment is not applicable to the position of provisional appointee.

§ 61-15 Amendments; conflict with state law.

The rules and regulations of the Police Department may be amended, added to or repealed by ordinance of the Township Committee; provided that no such amendment, addition or repeal shall conflict with the provisions of the laws of the State of New Jersey.

§ 61-16 Rules and regulations.

There is enacted by reference the "1984 Manual of Police Rules and Regulations," which supersedes and replaces the "Manual of Police Rules and Regulations" adopted in 1981. Three copies of the 1984 Manual shall at all times be available during regular working hours for public inspection at the office of the Clerk of the Township of Ocean.

§ 61-17 Outside employment of off-duty police officers.

[Amended by Ord. No. 2001-13; Ord. No. 2001-33; Ord. No. 2006-1; Ord. No. 2006-23]
A. 
Extra duties. Whenever the Chief of Police or his/her designee determines that extra duty assignments shall be performed for a party requesting private or quasi-public duty, the Chief of Police or his/her designee shall enter into an agreement providing for extra duty assignments for which the Township shall be compensated at the rate set from time to time by resolution. Such agreement shall be in accordance with the following standards:
(1) 
The party requesting the assignment shall execute and deliver an agreement in a form approved by the Township Committee by resolution from time to time. The Chief of Police or his/her designee shall be authorized to execute any such agreement, provided it has been submitted in the form approved by resolution.
(2) 
At the time the executed agreement has been delivered to the Chief of Police or his/her designee, the party requesting the assignment shall deposit a sum of at least $500 and not more than $10,000, as determined by the Chief of Police or his/her designee, for each such agreement, which funds shall be deposited with the Township's Chief Financial Officer of the Township. The party requesting the assignment shall, upon notice of the Township's Chief Financial Officer, redeposit an identical sum in the event such escrow funds are depleted. Any unused balance of the escrow funds shall be returned to the party requesting the assignment within 30 days of completion of the assignment.
(3) 
The Township shall be responsible to provide all necessary insurance coverage as required by law, including but not limited to worker's compensation, public liability and claims for damage for personal injury, including death or damage to property which may arise or result from the Township's performance under the contract.
(4) 
Officers engaged in special duty assignments shall be deemed on duty and shall conform to all Police Department rules, regulations and procedures.
(5) 
Any and all extra duty assignments shall be determined and approved by the Chief of Police or his/her designee. The Chief of Police or his/her designee may assign a patrol vehicle for use in performing extra duty if and in the event it is determined that the use of a patrol vehicle is necessary to perform the contracted duty.
(6) 
All special duty assignments shall be within the municipality, unless specific written approval is given by the Chief of Police to the officer to work outside of the municipality. If no municipal officers are available to work on special duty assignments within the municipality, the Chief of Police may contact adjoining municipal Police Departments to see if they are willing to perform such special assignments.
(7) 
The work to be performed shall be considered "special assignment from independent contractors" and will not be considered direct assignment or duty on the job through the Township. The taking of any and all extra duty assignments shall be on a voluntary basis in accordance with a system established and administered by the Chief of Police.
(8) 
The Chief of Police shall have the authority to order any police officer to vacate or terminate any special duty assignment in response to emergency situations or whenever the assignment creates an unacceptable risk to health, safety and welfare of the officer and/or the public in the sole determination and discretion of the Chief of Police. The contractor shall not be responsible for any compensation for the time that the police officer is away from the special duty assignment and shall have no claim for any costs or damages against the municipality, the Chief of Police, or the police officer arising from the termination of special duty assignment other than the prorated return of any costs prepaid to the Township or to the municipality.
(9) 
Any and all payments due under any such agreement which are in excess of any funds which have been deposited with the Chief Financial Officer shall be paid 15 days from the date of billing. Interest shall be charged at the rate of 18% per annum on any amount billed for which payment has not been made within 15 days. The delinquent party shall be liable for all costs, fees and attorney's fees associated with the collection of any amounts due.
(10) 
At the time the party submits an agreement and/or application to the Township requesting the assignment of off-duty police officers, in addition to the deposit to cover the cost of payment for the police officers requested, the applicant shall be required to submit an application fee in the amount of $500 in order to process the application and/or agreement. The fee shall be nonrefundable and shall be used by the municipality to offset the administrative costs for the processing of such applications. The amount of this fee may be raised or reduced by resolution of the Township Committee.
(11) 
In the event a Township vehicle is utilized for any purpose for such special duty assignments, then and in that event the party requesting such service shall also pay to the municipality the sum of $35 per hour for the use of said Township vehicle. This fee shall also be charged for any portion of an hour for which a Township vehicle is utilized.
(12) 
The rate of compensation for all officers performing extra duty assignments, and the amount to be compensated to the municipality for such services by the requesting party, shall be the appropriate officers' overtime rate of pay. All such costs and expenses shall be responsibility of the requesting party.