Town of Foxborough, MA
Norfolk County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Meeting of the Town of Foxborough as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Police Department — See Ch. 40.
Alcoholic beverages — See Ch. 65.
[Adopted as Art. V, § 1, Para. 47, of the General Bylaws]
The Chief of Police or his or her designee shall have the authority to require police traffic detail where the passage or flow of pedestrian or vehicle traffic will be impeded, delayed, disturbed, back-up or rerouted on any public way, alley, highway, walkway, lane, court, public square, public place, or sidewalk within the Town of Foxborough, and/or where the safety, health and welfare of the general public is concerned.
Any establishment, entity or individual operating under a license or otherwise, and any individual or private entity which produces and operates an event within the Town of Foxborough, whose event or operation affects traffic flow in a manner described in § 189-1 above, shall procure at his or her own expense police details furnished by the Foxborough Police Department as the Chief of Police or his or her designee may require in his or her reasonable discretion and shall pay such police officers at the prevailing extra duty rate.
The Chief of Police shall adopt written criteria consistent with law and these bylaws for the government, disposition and applicability of this bylaw, including, without limitation, for determining when the safety, health and welfare of the general public is affected by pedestrian and/or traffic flow, and the process to be implemented for procurement of such details.
[Adopted as Art. V, § 1, Para. 48, of the General Bylaws]
The owner, lessee, occupant, person in control or in charge of a public hall located in the S-1 Special Use District, which for purposes of this section shall include, but not be limited to, any restaurant, nightclub, function hall, entertainment court, or arcade, who leases, rents, causes or permits use of such public hall for compensation or otherwise for the purposes of public or private entertainment, at which alcoholic beverages are served or consumed, whether or not such alcoholic beverages are sold, whether or not an admission fee is charged, or public gatherings of any description in the S-1 Special Use District at which alcoholic beverages are served or consumed, whether or not such alcoholic beverages are sold, for any group of 325 persons or cumulative group of 500 persons or more shall file an application for police detail and cause to be in attendance a number of Foxborough police officers, as determined by the Foxborough Police Chief to be necessary.
Application for a police detail shall be made to the Foxborough Police Department, not less than 72 hours before the holding of an event requiring such application. Applications shall be in a form approved by the Police Chief and payment for the police detail shall be made at a rate of pay established by the Chief, or by collective bargaining agreement.
A. 
Group definition: individual party of 325 people.
B. 
Cumulative group. This is applicable to businesses holding multiple separate functions. When individual parties of 50 persons or more in the same business constitute a total gathering of 500 persons or greater, then the detail requirement goes into effect.