City of Gardner, MA
Worcester County
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[Adopted 8-3-1992 by Ord. No. 1101]

§ 193-3 Official Table of Organization.

[Amended 8-2-1993 by Ord. No. 1132; 11-21-1994 by Ord. No. 1175]
The Police Department of the City of Gardner shall consist of a Chief of Police, a Deputy Police Chief, two Lieutenants, at least four Sergeants and such subordinate officers, patrol officers and other support personnel as the Mayor, with the approval of the City Council, shall from time to time deem necessary by formal adoption of an Official Table of Organization for the Police Department and to be made part of the Operational Manual. Such Department may be augmented by a reserve police force in accordance with MGL c. 147, §§ 11, 12 and 13.

§ 193-4 Appointments.

All appointments to the Police Department shall be made by the Mayor, subject to approval of the City Council.

§ 193-5 Chief of Police; Deputy Chief of Police.

[Amended 9-6-1994 by Ord. No. 1170; 11-18-2013 by Ord. No. 1563]
A. 
The Chief of Police shall be the head of the Police Department and shall have immediate control and command of the Department, its officers and members, and all constables and other officers when engaged in the police service of the City, or when assigned by him to any special duty. The Chief shall also have immediate control of all City property used by the Police Department. The Chief shall be appointed for a term of three years, shall be exempt from the provisions of MGL c. 31 in accordance with Chapter 416 of the Acts of 1991 providing for such exemption and shall meet such minimum qualifications for said position as the Mayor, with the approval of the City Council, shall from time to time establish. The Chief of Police shall be the Keeper of the Lockup in compliance with MGL c. 40, § 35.
B. 
The Deputy Chief of Police shall be appointed for a term of three years, shall be exempt from the provisions of Chapter 31 of the General Laws in accordance with Chapter 284 of the Acts of 2012 providing for such exemption, and shall meet such minimum qualifications for said position as the Mayor, with the approval of the City Council, shall from time to time establish.
[Added 12-2-2013 by Ord. No. 1566]

§ 193-6 Compensation.

[Added 11-18-2013 by Ord. No. 1563]
The salary of the Chief of Police and other employees of the Police Department shall be established in the ordinances designating salaries and wages for the City employees.[1]
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Editor's Note: See Ch. 171, Personnel, Arts. XV and XVI.