Township of Haverford, PA
Delaware County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Commissioners of the Township of Haverford as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Department of Police — See Ch. 4, Part 4, Art. XII.
Pensions and employee benefits — See Ch. 30, Art. III.
Amusements and entertainment — See Ch. 47.
Parades and outdoor gatherings — See Ch. 123.
Parks, playgrounds and township property — See Ch. 126.
Peace and good order — See Ch. 128, Art. I.
[Adopted 7-7-1958 by Ord. No. 1064]
[Amended 6-30-1986 by Ord. No. 1960; 1-9-2017 by Ord. No. 2803]
Where in the conduct or operation of supermarkets, shopping centers, private parking areas, tournaments and other events or public assemblages there are assembled large numbers of persons, the Chief of Police may, upon payment to the Township of the sums hereinafter specified, supply the number of police he deems necessary to properly supervise and police said activity in order to maintain public order, the safe and speedy conduct of traffic on the highways and in, into and out of parking areas and for the protection of property and the supervision of attendance of the persons, customers and patrons attending said activity.
[Amended 9-14-1964 by Ord. No. 1243; 4-14-1969 by Ord. No. 1361; 5-11-1970 by Ord. No. 1389; 3-12-1973 by Ord. No. 1512; 12-10-1984 by Ord. No. 1911]
There shall be paid to the Township of Haverford for the police service provided under the terms of this Article the current prevailing overtime rates. In all cases, the charges herein shall be paid in advance and prior to the time the police service is required.
[Amended 9-14-1964 by Ord. No. 1243; 4-14-1969 by Ord. No. 1361; 5-11-1970 by Ord. No. 1389; 3-12-1973 by Ord. No. 1512; 6-30-1986 by Ord. No. 1960; 1-9-2017 by Ord. No. 2803]
The Chief of Police shall keep an accurate record of all regular police officers who desire to participate in this police service in addition to their regular duty, and, so far as possible, he shall assign this police service as extra work to those police officers who desire this additional service in an equitable manner, for which extra service they shall receive as additional compensation the sum of their overtime rate for the first two hours or less of such police service. If the extra duty is for less than two hours, the officer performing such duty shall be compensated as set forth above for the minimum of two hours. Any detail contracted by an outside entity wishing to cancel prior to the detail has to notify the department at least one hour prior to the start time or is subject to be charged for a minimum of two hours. This compensation shall be included as a part of police compensation for the purposes of pensions, and during the time police officers are working in this extra duty, they shall be entitled to all the benefits to which they are entitled as regular police officers.
[Amended 6-30-1986 by Ord. No. 1960; 1-9-2017 by Ord. No. 2803]
At any time if there are not sufficient officers available to supply this police service from the list of police officers who desire extra duty, the Chief of Police may, if available, assign officers during their regular assignment, in which event they shall receive no additional compensation, or the Chief of Police may employ temporarily for this extra service, as an emergency, regular police of adjacent or adjoining municipalities.
[Amended 6-30-1986 by Ord. No. 1960]
The Chief of Police shall keep and maintain a record of the assignments of police officers to extra service as herein provided and shall certify the same to the Police Committee and the Secretary of the Board of Commissioners at least once monthly, and upon approval of the Police Committee, an order shall be issued to pay said police officers the sums provided herein, less proper deductions.
[Adopted 5-8-1972 by Ord. No. 1469; amended in its entirety 1-9-2017 by Ord. No. 2803]
Any person obtaining photographs, police incident reports or accident investigation reports shall pay a fee to the Township of Haverford in the amount fixed by resolution of the Board of Commissioners. Whenever criminal charges are pending against any person(s) involved in a police incident, the Police Department may refuse to furnish the copy of the incident report unless the Pennsylvania Rules of Criminal Procedure require the production of the documents.
The aforesaid charges shall be payable to the Township of Haverford.