City of Gardner, MA
Worcester County
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[Adopted 4-4-1977 by Ord. No. 633]
The City of Gardner may employ a person in police duty only when such duty is absolutely essential to its regular services as an employee of the City.
A. 
The corporation, club or person applying for an appointment under this article shall be liable for the official misconduct of the officer appointed on such application and for the torts of any servant or agent in the employ of such club, corporation or person. When any such application is made by or in behalf of more than one person, it will not be considered unless all applicants sign it, nor when made by a corporation or club, unless it is signed by a duly authorized agent and accompanied by a certified copy of a vote authorizing such application to be made by such agent. All applicants shall be required to state the nature of their interest in the property or locality for which the officer is to be appointed, that is to say, whether as owners, lessees, agents or managers.
B. 
Applications shall be turned in the first of February of each year, accompanied by a resume of police experience, to the Police Chief for recommendation, then to the Mayor for appointment, then to the Council for acceptance.