Township of New Hanover, PA
Montgomery County
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[Ord. 69-1B, 3/20/1969, § 1]
A Police Department is hereby established in and for the Township of New Hanover.
[Ord. 69-1B, 3/20/1969, §§ 2, 3; as amended by Ord. 97-7, 10/13/1997, § 1-402]
1. 
The Department shall consist of all full and part-time policemen; one of whom shall be appointed by the Board of Supervisors to the position of "Chief" under the direction of the Board of Supervisors, the Chief of Police shall be in charge of the police force and shall have supervision over its members and shall prescribe such rules and regulations, subject to the approval of the Board of Supervisors, for the exercise of their powers, duties and authorities.
2. 
Subordinate to the Chief of Police is the position of patrolman and other positions as may be established by the Board of Supervisors from time to time.
[Ord. 69-1B, 3/20/1969, § 4]
The persons to serve in each capacity of the Chief of Police and patrolmen, on a full time or part-time basis, and the compensation of the Chief of Police and each other member of the Department shall be determined by the Board of Supervisors from time to time.
[Ord. 69-1B, 3/20/1969, § 5; as amended by Ord. 97-7, 10/13/1997, § 1-404]
All appointments to the Department, including the Chief of Police, shall be at the direction of the Board of Supervisors and may be discharged by the Board of Supervisors in accordance with the provisions of the Police Tenure Act, 53 P.S. § 811 et seq., or other statutory authority.
[Ord. 69-1B, 3/20/1969, § 6]
Each member of the Department shall attend police officers schools at the direction of the Board of Supervisors.
[Ord. 69-1B, 3/20/1969, § 7]
The Board of Supervisors shall provide each policeman, including the Chief of Police, with a uniform approved and accepted by the Board of Supervisors; all necessary equipment and means of transportation and maintenance of same shall be supplied at the direction of the Board of Supervisors, and the cost thereof to be paid out of the General Township Fund of New Hanover Township.
[Ord. 69-1B, 3/20/1969, § 8]
Each policeman, including the Chief of Police, shall wear a shield or badge with the words, "Township Police," and the name of New Hanover Township inscribed thereon.