Township of Teaneck, NJ
Bergen County
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[Editor's Note: Former Chapter 29, Police Department, was repealed 10-20-1987 by Ord. No. 3118.]
[Ord. No. 3118, 10-20-1987, § 1.]
The heretofore created and established existing Teaneck Police Department is hereby, pursuant to the provisions of N.J.R.S. 40A:14-118, continued as an executive and enforcement function of the Teaneck municipal government.
[Ord. No. 3118, 10-20-1987, § 1.]
The Police Department shall be under the direction and authority of the Township Manager who, pursuant to N.J.R.S. 40:82-4, Subdivisions a, c and d, is the appropriate authority referred to in N.J.R.S. 40A:14-118.
[Ord. No. 3118, 10-20-1987, § 1.]
The personnel of the Police Department shall consist of such superior officers, police officers, clerks, dispatchers and other personnel as shall be determined by the Township Council's appropriation of funds in the annual budget.
The Township Manager shall appoint a Chief of Police who shall be directly responsible to the Township Manager for the efficiency and routine day-to-day operations of the Police Department. The Chief of Police shall, pursuant to rules and regulations adopted, promulgated and amended by the Township Manager:
(a) 
Administer and enforce the rules and regulations and special emergency directives promulgated by the Township Manager for the disposition and discipline of the force and its officers and personnel.
(b) 
Have, exercise and discharge the functions, powers and duties of the force.
(c) 
Prescribe the duties and assignments of all subordinates and other personnel.
(d) 
Delegate such of his/her authority as he/she may deem necessary for the efficient operation of the force to be exercised under his/her direction and supervision.
(e) 
Report at least monthly to the Township Manager in such form as shall be prescribed by the Manager on the operation of the force during the preceding month and make such reports as may be requested by the Township Manager.
[Ord. No. 3118, 10-20-1987, § 1.]
[Ord. No. 3118, 10-20-1987, § 1.]
The Township Manager shall, from time to time, as in his/her judgment may seem necessary, adopt, promulgate and amend rules and regulations for the government of the police force and for the discipline of its members. Said rules and regulations shall provide for their enforcement and for penalties for their violation. All Police Department members shall be subject to such rules, regulations and penalties adopted, promulgated and amended by the Township Manager.
(a) 
The Township Council and its individual members shall act in all matters relating to the Police Department and police function as a body and only through the Township Manager.
(b) 
Nothing herein contained shall prevent the Township Council from appointing committees or commissions of its own members or citizens to conduct investigations of the operation of the Police Department, and the delegation to such committees or commissions of such powers of inquiry as the Township Council deems necessary.
[Ord. No. 3118, 10-20-1987, § 1.]
[Ord. No. 3118, 10-20-1987, § 1.]
Nothing herein contained shall infringe upon or limit the power and duty of the Township Manager to act to provide for the health, safety and welfare of the Township of Teaneck in an emergency situation, through special emergency directives.