[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Port Jefferson 7-11-1979 by L.L. No. 14-1979 (Ch. 23 of the 1970 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
There is hereby created in the Village of Port Jefferson the office of Village Constable.
The Mayor, with the consent of the Board of Trustees, may appoint a Commissioner of the Village Constables and set forth his duties and responsibilities, and the Mayor may appoint as many Constables as he shall determine to be necessary and may designate one of such Constables to be the Head Constable of the Village. Such Constables shall be organized as a Village constable force, as shall be determined by the Village Board of Trustees. The term of office of each Constable shall be one year.
All Constables shall be peace officers as defined in the Criminal Procedure Law of New York and are authorized, in addition to all such powers, rights, duties and responsibilities incumbent upon such office, to issue appearance tickets relating to the enforcement of any statute, local law, ordinance, rule or regulation affecting the public health, safety and welfare.
Editor's Note: See Criminal Procedure Law § 1.20.
The Mayor is authorized to make rules and regulations as may be required for the efficient administration of such constable force and shall also provide, within the limits of any appropriation and subject to the approval of the Board of Trustees:
A training program for Constables which may or may not be in cooperation with any police agency or the Sheriff's office.
Liability insurance for such Constables which shall protect the Constables and Village from acts of liability that may arise during the performance of duties as Constables.
Workers' compensation, accidental injury insurance, disability insurance or life insurance as shall be agreed between the Constables and the Village.
For the payment of Constables for services rendered upon an hourly basis and provide for the assignment of Constables to duty.
Uniforms and equipment for Constables as may be necessary or desirable to carry out the duties of the office.
Authorization for the carrying of firearms only when trained to the minimum standards required of police officers.
An annual physical examination, the passage of which shall be successful prior to any appointment or reappointment.