Town of Braintree, MA
Norfolk County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Council of the Town of Braintree 5-18-2010 by Ord. No. 09-053. Amendments noted where applicable.]
The Mayor shall appoint a Chief of Police and all sworn personnel of the Police Department, subject to the Civil Service Law and Rules.
A. 
The Chief of Police shall exercise all powers and duties conferred upon such office by MGL c. 41, § 97A.
B. 
The Chief of Police shall be in immediate control of all Town property used by the Department, and of the police officers, whom he/she shall assign to their respective duties and who shall obey his/her orders.
C. 
The Police Department shall have full charge of keeping the peace and the enforcement of all laws within the Town.
D. 
The Chief of Police shall from time to time make suitable regulations governing the Police Department, and the officers thereof, subject to the approval of the Mayor, provided that such regulations shall become effective without such approval upon the failure of the Mayor to take action thereon within 30 days after they have been submitted to him/her by the Chief of Police.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1.10, Adoption of Code).
E. 
The Chief of Police shall be responsible for the enforcement of all laws and Town ordinances and to receive complaints regarding the enforcement of same. The Chief of Police shall cause proceedings to be instituted for the prosecution of all such violations of law or ordinance.
F. 
The Chief of Police and police officers shall report immediately to the Director of Public Works any defects or obstructions in any streets, ways, squares, or public grounds of the Town which they may discover or which are reported to them.[2]
[2]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1.10, Adoption of Code).
G. 
The Chief of Police and police officers shall report immediately to the proper department director or board all nuisances, obstructions, sources of filth or danger and causes of sickness which they may discover or which are reported to them.
H. 
The Chief of Police shall keep or cause to be kept a complete record of the acts and business of the Police Department, including a full and accurate account of all receipts collected and expenditures, which shall at all times be subject to inspection by the Mayor, Director of Municipal Finance and Auditor.
I. 
The Chief of Police shall keep or cause to be kept a complete record of each arrest and incident report and shall be responsible for the records of all prisoners.