[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Commissioners of the Township of Wilkins 9-30-1996 by Ord. No. 887. Amendments noted where applicable.]
The Township of Wilkins has evidenced its intent to participate in the Tactical Narcotics Task Force designed to combat the illegal possession and trafficking of narcotics and other illegal or controlled drugs within its municipal boundaries as well as within the boundaries of other near or adjacent communities through cooperation with the Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General and other signatory municipalities.
The Township of Wilkins hereby adopts the agreement, together with the Task Force Guidelines, which provide a framework for intergovernmental police cooperation with various signatory municipalities under the terms of which police officers of each such municipality shall be and are granted the authority to officially act as police officers in any other signatory municipality, subject to the terms and conditions of the agreement and the Task Force Guidelines, copies of which are attached hereto, made a part hereof and marked Exhibits A and B, respectively.
Editor's Note: Exhibits A and B are on file in the township offices and may be examined there during regular office hours.
The duration of the agreement shall be indefinite, subject to termination as provided in the agreement.
Each municipality shall be responsible for all expenses incurred by reason of action taken by its police officers pursuant to this agreement with the assistance of funds supplied by the Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General.
The organizational structure necessary to implement the agreement, to the extent that it is not set forth in the agreement and/or the Task Force Guidelines, shall be covered by directives, procedures and guidance from the Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General and other area police departments from municipalities which are signatories to said agreement.
All property, real or personal, which may be acquired, managed, licensed or disposed of pursuant to the agreement shall be in accordance with both the terms of the agreement and the Task Force Guidelines, as well as the directives, procedures and guidance of the Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General.
The municipality shall retain responsibility for the management, direction and control of its employees with assistance, financial or otherwise, from the Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General.
The entity created by this chapter shall be empowered to enter into contracts for policies of group life insurance and employee benefits, including social security, for its employees.