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Village of Port Chester, NY
Westchester County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Village Board of the Village of Port Chester 12-6-2004 by L.L. No. 14-2004. Amendments noted where applicable.]
The purpose of this chapter is to provide authority for the fingerprinting and criminal record checks for prospective Village employees in the Village of Port Chester. As a part of an overall background investigation, such process will assist the Village in evaluating the background of applicants, protect the Village from potential liability for negligent hiring and/or retention and ensure the confidence of the public by employing only qualified and capable individuals.
[Amended 3-2-2005 by L.L. No. 3-2005]
Whenever used in this chapter, the following terms shall mean:
APPLICANT
An applicant for employment, whether full-time or part-time, with the Village of Port Chester, including marshals, except for police officers.
DCJS
The New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services.
POLICE DEPARTMENT
The Port Chester Police Department.
VILLAGE
The Village of Port Chester.
[Amended 3-2-2005 by L.L. No. 3-2005]
An applicant shall submit to be fingerprinted by the Police Department as a condition to his/her possible employment with the Village. The Village Manager or his or her designee shall forward said fingerprints to DCJS for identification processing. Upon receipt and review of the criminal history information from DCJS, the Village Manager may disqualify said applicant for employment if the applicant has been convicted of a felony or misdemeanor under the laws of the State of New York or a crime committed in violation of the laws of any other jurisdiction which if committed in New York would be a felony or misdemeanor, unless any such conviction has been removed as provided for under Article 23 of the Corrections Law. The cost of fingerprinting and all processing fees shall be borne by the applicant.