Cecil County, MD
 
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of County Commissioners (now County Council) of Cecil County 9-17-1991. Amendments noted where applicable.]

§ 81-1 Definitions.

As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
EMERGENCY
May consist of an unruly person or group which demonstrates a potential for violence, a hostage situation, a fire, a flood, an accident or a similar circumstance where prompt police action is required or more than one officer or specialized equipment is required.

§ 81-2 Request for assistance.

Whenever, in the judgment of the Chief of Police/Sheriff of the Port Deposit police force or the Cecil County Sheriff's Department, or either agency's authorized designee, an emergency situation exists and the Police Department in the jurisdiction where the emergency occurs does not have sufficient police or equipment immediately available to properly handle the emergency, the designated official may request assistance in the form of police personnel or equipment from the other party. If, in the judgment of the designated official of the jurisdiction to whom the request has been made, an emergency does exist and the police or equipment requested are available, such resources may be dispatched as requested.

§ 81-3 Crimes in progress or emergencies.

Whenever any individual officer of the Port Deposit police force or the Cecil County Sheriff's Department is traversing, while on official duty, any highway, road, street or alley that intertwines or abuts any part of the area of the two jurisdictions and observes or is informed that any crime is in progress or that an emergency exists in either jurisdiction, the officer is authorized to act as a police officer in either jurisdiction pursuant to this agreement.

§ 81-4 Effect on fresh pursuit.

[Amended 11-13-2012 by Ord. No. 2012-12]
The manner of providing assistance as set forth in this agreement shall not affect the authority granted police officers in matters involving fresh pursuit as provided in the Criminal Procedure Article, § 2-301, of the Annotated Code of Maryland.

§ 81-5 Immunity from liability; benefits.

[Amended 11-13-2012 by Ord. No. 2012-12]
A. 
Pursuant to the Criminal Procedure Article, § 2-105, of the Annotated Code of Maryland, the parties acknowledge that the acts performed in furtherance of this agreement by police officers or other officers, agents or employees and the expenditures made by the parties shall be deemed conclusively to be for a public and governmental purpose, and all of the immunities from liability enjoyed by the parties when acting through their police officers, agents or employees for a public or governmental purpose within its jurisdictional limits shall be enjoyed by the parties to the same extent when acting, pursuant to other lawful authority and/or agreement, beyond the jurisdictional limits of the parties.
B. 
Pursuant to the Criminal Procedure Article, § 2-105, of the Annotated Code of Maryland, the parties acknowledge that the police officers, agents and employees of the parties, when acting in furtherance of statutory authority or, under this agreement, beyond the jurisdictional limits of the police force in which they are commissioned or employed, have all the immunities from liability and exemptions from laws, ordinances and regulations and have all of the pension, relief, disability, workmen's compensation and other benefits enjoyed by them while performing their respective duties within the jurisdictional limits of the police force in which they are commissioned or employed.

§ 81-6 Indemnification.

[Amended 11-13-2012 by Ord. No. 2012-12]
Pursuant to the Criminal Procedure Article, § 2-105, of the Annotated Code of Maryland, each of the parties to this agreement:
A. 
Waives any and all claims against all the other parties to this agreement which may arise out of its activities outside its respective jurisdiction under this agreement; and
B. 
Agrees to indemnify and save harmless the other parties to this agreement from all claims by third parties for property damage or personal injury which may arise out of the activities of the other parties to this agreement outside their respective jurisdictions under this agreement.

§ 81-7 Term of agreement.

[Amended 11-13-2012 by Ord. No. 2012-12]
Pursuant to the Criminal Procedure Article, § 2-105, of the Annotated Code of Maryland, this agreement shall remain in effect until it is canceled by any party by written notice from the governing body of any party to the governing body of the other party.