[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Mars as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Adopted 9-9-1991 by Ord. No. 367]
The Borough of Mars has evidenced its intent to participate in the Butler County Task Force activities designed to combat the illegal possession and trafficking of narcotics and other illegal or controlled drugs within its municipal boundaries, as well as within the boundaries of other near or adjacent communities, through cooperation with the Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General and other signatory municipalities.
The Borough of Mars hereby adopts the agreement which provides a framework for intergovernmental police cooperation with various signatory municipalities, under the terms of which police officers of each such municipality shall be and are granted the authority to officially act as police officers in any other signatory municipality, subject to the terms and conditions of the agreement, a copy of which is attached hereto, made a part hereof and marked Exhibit "A."
Editor's Note: Exhibit "A" is on file in the Borough offices.
The duration of the agreement shall be indefinite, subject to termination as provided in the agreement.
The purposes and objectives of the agreement are to foster increased cooperation among the various signatory municipalities, to improve drug law enforcement throughout the signatory municipalities, and to enhance the skill and professionalism of police officers from each of the signatory municipalities by, among other things, conferring authority upon police officers to exercise official duties in other municipalities, thereby reducing the law enforcement problems relating to jurisdiction, territory, or boundary issues.
Each municipality shall be responsible for all expenses incurred by reason of action taken by its police officers pursuant to this agreement with the assistance of funds supplied by the Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General.
The organizational structure necessary to implement the agreement, to the extent that it is not set forth in the agreement itself, shall be covered by directives, procedures, and guidance from the Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General and other area police departments from municipalities which are signatories to said agreement.
All property, real or personal, which may be acquired, managed, licensed or disposed of pursuant to this agreement shall be in accordance with both the terms of the agreement as well as the directives, procedures, and guidance of the Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General.
The municipality shall retain responsibility for the management, direction, and control of its employees, with assistance, financial or otherwise, from the Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General.
The entity created by this article shall be empowered to enter into contracts for policies of group life insurance and employee benefits, including social security, for its employees.
This article shall become effective upon the execution of the agreement and enactment of ordinances by each of the municipalities who are or in the future may become parties to this agreement.