[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Lewistown 10-10-2011 by Ord. No. 2011-9. Amendments noted where applicable.]
There is hereby established under the authority of the Borough Code a Police Advisory Board of the Borough of Lewistown.
Editor's Note: See 8 Pa.C.S.A. § 101 et seq.
The purpose of the Police Advisory Board is to establish a forum for an effective liaison and communication between the Borough, the Mayor, the Police Department and the community to promote efficient and professional police services and to promote the general health, safety and welfare of the citizens of the Borough of Lewistown by:
Advising and making recommendations to the Borough Council, the Mayor, the Borough Manager and/or to the Chief of Police as to police protection and services within the Borough;
Reviewing, advising and making recommendations as to Police Department policies, procedures and programs;
Promoting public awareness of the Borough's police services and programs;
Soliciting public input concerning the Borough's police services and programs; and
Reviewing and making recommendations concerning such other matters which may be referred to it by the Borough Council, the Mayor, the Borough Manager and/or the Chief of Police.
The Police Advisory Board shall consist of seven members, who shall be residents of and registered electors within the Borough of Lewistown, who are citizens of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and who are at least 18 years of age.
Members shall be appointed by Borough Council for a term of two years, beginning on the first Monday of January of even-numbered years, or until their successors are appointed. Members shall serve at the pleasure of Borough Council, and a member may be removed as a member of the Board, with or without cause, at any time by Borough Council.
Thereafter, when a vacancy has occurred by reason of expiration of the term of any member, the Borough Council shall appoint a member to a new term of two years. If a vacancy occurs by death, by resignation or by removal from the Board by Borough Council, the Borough Council shall appoint a resident and registered elector of the Borough to hold such office for the remainder of the term vacated due to death, by resignation or by removal from the Board by Borough Council.
Members of the Police Advisory Board shall serve without compensation.
Upon organization of the Police Advisory Board, the Board shall appoint a Chairman, Vice Chairman, Secretary and Assistant Secretary, who shall serve at the pleasure of the membership of the Police Advisory Board for a term of two years, or until their successors are appointed.
Meetings of the Police Advisory Board shall be subject to the Sunshine Act, 65 Pa.C.S.A. § 701 et seq., as it may be amended and revised, and any successor law. Meetings shall be held as necessary, but no less than quarterly.
Public records of the Police Advisory Board shall be subject to the Right-to-Know Law, 65 P.S. § 67.101 et seq., as it may be amended and revised, and any successor law.