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Borough of Sewickley, PA
Allegheny County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Sewickley as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Civil Service Commission rules and regulations — See Ch. 27.
[Adopted 5-19-1948 by Ord. No. 677 (Ch. 1, Part 6B, of the 1996 Code of Ordinances)]
In order to afford better protection for schoolchildren against traffic hazards during the hours the children are on their way to and from school, there is hereby created and established a division of the Police Department of the Borough to be designated "Street Safety Patrol Division."
Additional policemen or policewomen shall be appointed as police officers to serve as such street safety patrol officers in said Division of the Police Department.
[Amended 9-25-1974 by Ord. No. 927]
All police officers appointed to serve in said Division shall be on duty only on days when the schools of the Borough are in session and, on such school days, only for the hours during which the schoolchildren are on their way to and from school. All such appointed officers shall be subject to the same supervision and control by the Mayor as is now provided by law with respect to regular full-time police officers.
The wages of such police officers serving in said Street Safety Patrol Division, the cost of their uniforms, and all expenses connected therewith shall be paid from the funds heretofore or hereafter appropriated and set aside for the expense of the Police Department.
[Adopted 6-18-1956 by Ord. No. 759 (Ch. 1, Part 6A, of the 1996 Code of Ordinances)]
[Amended 9-25-1974 by Ord. No. 932]
A Police Department is established in and for the Borough of Sewickley. The Chief of Police shall be the chief executive of the Police Department. He shall, under the direction of the Mayor, be in charge of the police force and have supervision over its members in the exercise of their powers, duties and authority.
[Amended 9-25-1974 by Ord. No. 932; 9-19-1988 by Ord. No. 1075; 4-17-1989 by Ord. No. 1081]
A. 
Subordinate to the Chief of Police in the Police Department, the following classifications are hereby established: sergeant, patrolman, street safety patrolman, deskman/radio operator, secretary and such other clerical help as Council may appoint from time to time. The number of persons to serve in each of such subordinate classifications on a full-time or a part-time basis and the compensation of each shall be determined by the Borough Council from time to time.
B. 
Borough Council shall designate the individuals assigned to each of the above-described subordinate classifications. Police officers shall be subject to the civil service provisions of the Borough Code and the ordinances of the Borough of Sewickley. The following classifications and job duties shall be applicable to the classifications described as deskman/radio operator and secretary.
(1) 
Deskman/radio operator.
(a) 
Qualifications.
[1] 
High school graduate or equivalent.
[2] 
Possession of at least minimum typing skills.
[3] 
Possession of computer operator skills or the ability to acquire computer skills.
[4] 
Possession of limited filing skills.
[5] 
Capable of being bonded.
(b) 
Duties and responsibilities.
[1] 
Deskman/radio operators shall complete their duty assignments consistent with their classification.
[2] 
They shall promptly obey the orders of the Chief of Police or the officer-in-charge.
[3] 
They shall be accurate and thorough in conducting their operations.
[4] 
They shall render prompt and courteous service to all Department members and the public.
[5] 
They shall report for duty at specified times, physically fit, neatly and properly groomed.
[6] 
They shall, by study and research, become familiar with the present complaint system and its basic purpose.
[7] 
They shall immediately respond to all incoming telephone calls.
[8] 
Deskman/radio operators shall be responsible for maintaining the daily log. Logs shall be accurate and complete in accordance with Departmental policy.
[9] 
Deskman/radio operators shall direct police units according to prescribed radio technique.
[10] 
When taking information of a called-for service, they shall record necessary information to enable them to prepare complaint forms in accordance with Departmental policy.
[11] 
They shall immediately relay all necessary information to the officer in charge.
[12] 
Deskman/radio operators shall perform other additional duties as determined by the Chief of Police.
(2) 
Secretary.
(a) 
Qualifications.
[1] 
The Secretary shall meet all of the qualifications required of deskman/radio operators.
[2] 
Possession of accomplished typing and filing skills.
[3] 
Possession of at least minimal bookkeeping skills.
(b) 
Duties and responsibilities.
[1] 
The Secretary shall perform or be capable of performing all of the duties of deskman/radio operator.
[2] 
The Secretary shall be responsible for preparing periodic Departmental records, including the monthly uniform crime report and the monthly Council report.
[3] 
The Secretary shall prepare payroll forms in a timely manner and in accordance with policy established by the Borough Manager.
[4] 
The Secretary shall be responsible for acquisition of necessary office supplies.
[5] 
The Secretary shall record and issue permits for the use of War Memorial Park.
[6] 
The Secretary shall be responsible for processing meter fine receipts and logging parking citations.
[7] 
The Secretary shall establish and maintain a filing system.
[8] 
The Secretary shall perform additional duties as determined by the Chief of Police.
[Amended 9-25-1974 by Ord. No. 932]
Nothing herein shall affect the authority of the Mayor to appoint special policemen in accordance with the provisions of the Borough Code.
All acts and deeds heretofore lawfully performed by the existing police force and the appointment of all members of the present police force, effective as of the dates of their employment, are hereby ratified, adopted and approved.