[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Ridley Park as Ch. 40 of the 1968 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
There is hereby established a Police Department for the Borough, consisting of a Chief of Police and such other officers and patrolmen as designated from time to time by the Council of the Borough of Ridley Park.
The Mayor shall continue to direct the manner in which the persons assigned to the office shall perform their duties. The Mayor may, however, delegate to the Chief of Police or other officer supervision over and instruction to subordinate officers in the manner of performing their duties.
The Council may from time to time, by motion, fix an hourly or daily wage to be paid to special policemen, whose appointment is hereby authorized to be selected by the Mayor during an emergency in which the safety and welfare of the Borough and the public are endangered.
The Chief of Police or any other officer appointed in pursuance of the provisions of this article shall have the power to arrest persons violating any ordinance of the Borough, the violation of which may subject persons to arrest, as well as the power of arrest as provided by law.
Where, by ordinance, heretofore or hereafter enacted by the Borough of Ridley Park, the Chief of Police of the Borough was or is authorized or directed to initiate or take action on behalf of the Borough of Ridley Park, the term "Chief of Police" of the Borough of Ridley Park shall hereafter be deemed to include the Superintendent of Public Safety of the Borough of Ridley Park, the Chief of Police of the Borough of Ridley Park, the Captain of Police of the Borough of Ridley Park and any other member of the Police Department of the Borough of Ridley Park authorized to temporarily act in any of said capacities.