Township of Collier, PA
Allegheny County
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[Ord. 242, 6/4/1963, § 1]
A Police Department is hereby formally established in and for the Township of Collier.
[Ord. 242, 6/4/1963, § 2]
Subordinate to the Board of Commissioners of the Township of Collier, there is hereby established a Chief of Police and such other subordinate officers and patrolmen as the Township Commissioners may appoint from time to time. The number of persons to serve in each of such classifications on a full time or part time basis and the compensation of each shall be determined by the Township Commissioners from time to time. [See Part 7B, "Chief of Police."]
[Ord. 242, 6/4/1963, § 3]
The general authority of the Township policemen, the manner of their appointments, selections, promotions, suspensions, and removal and the powers of the Commissioners of Collier Township are all set forth in the First Class Township Code, 53 P.S. § 55101 et seq., and it is under the authority of said Code that this part is enacted, it being the intention of the part that all matters in connection therewith shall be governed and regulated as provided in said Code.
[Ord. 358, 11/3/1976, § 1]
The Board of Commissioners may designate one person as the Chief of Police of the Township of Collier who shall be approved by a majority vote of the Commissioners of the Township of Collier and who shall serve until his successor is duly designated by the Commissioners of the Township of Collier.
[Ord. 358, 11/3/1976, § 2-8]
1. 
The position of Chief shall be a noncivil service position.
2. 
That should the Commissioners of the Township of Collier designate an employee of the Township police force as the Chief of Police that person then shall be given the option to return to his position with the Collier Township Police Department at the salary and benefits that he would have had he not accepted the position of Chief of Police.
3. 
The Chief of Police shall be directly responsible to the Board of Commissioners through the Chairman of the Public Safety Committee.
4. 
The Chief of Police shall have the sole responsibility for organizing, supervising and operating the police department subject to the approval of the Chairman of the Public Safety Committee.
5. 
In the event that the position created by this part is filled from any person presently serving as a member of the Collier Township police force, then that person shall continue to receive any benefits presently being received as a member of the Collier Township Police Department including police pension retirement fund benefits.
6. 
The Board of Commissioners shall fix an annual salary and working conditions for the position, said salary to be fixed by resolution of the Board on a yearly basis.
7. 
The working hours of the position shall vary inasmuch as the Chief of Police shall have total control of the Police Department and be responsible for its day to day operation, said position to be a management position and not eligible for arbitration through the Police Arbitration Act or Acts.