[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Palmyra as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Adopted 1-9-1967 by Ord. No. 324 (Ch. 1, Part 5, of the 1975 Borough Code); amended in its entirety at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I)]
Council of the Borough of Palmyra is hereby authorized to employ suitable persons as school crossing guards to serve at the pleasure of the Borough Council.
Such school crossing guards so appointed shall have the duty of controlling and directing traffic at and near schools within the Borough of Palmyra. The periods of duty and service of such school crossing guards shall be fixed by Borough Council.
Such school crossing guards so appointed shall be under the direction of the Mayor of the Borough of Palmyra, and shall be supervised in the performance of their duties by the Chief of the Police Department, and such Assistant Chief or Chiefs as may be serving in that office.
Borough Council shall appropriate moneys from the general funds of the Borough in order to supply such school crossing guards with the uniforms and equipment prescribed for them. The compensation of such crossing guards shall be fixed from time to time by the Council of the Borough of Palmyra, and the funds therefor shall be provided by the Council of the Borough of Palmyra and the Board of Directors of the Palmyra Area School District in such shares as shall be determined by these bodies, or as otherwise fixed by law.
[Adopted 9-15-1975 by Ord. No. 412 (Ch. 1, Part 4, of the 1975 Borough Code)]
The Police Department now in existence in the Borough of Palmyra is hereby established and confirmed as the Police Department in and for said Borough. The Chief of Police shall be the chief executive of the Police Department. He shall, under the direction of the Mayor, be in charge of the police force and have supervision over its members in the exercise of their powers, duties and authority.
[Amended 8-22-1988 by Ord. No. 539]
Subordinate to the Chief of Police may be the designation Lieutenant. Such designation Lieutenant shall, in addition to the regular and customary duties of the policemen of the Borough, assist the Chief of Police in the executive duties of that office; and shall also act as Acting Chief of Police in the absence of the Chief of Police and, in case of death, until an appointment is made to that office.
Subordinate to the Chief of Police and to the designation Lieutenant, the classifications of Sergeant, Corporal and patrolman are hereby established in the Police Department. The priority of authority among such subordinate classifications shall be in the order hereinabove listed. The number of persons to serve in each of the subordinate classifications, on a full-time and/or part-time basis, and the compensation of each, shall be as determined by the Borough Council from time to time. Council shall have the power to appoint additional classifications of police from time to time.
Nothing herein contained shall affect the authority of the Mayor to appoint special policemen during emergencies.