[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Council of the Town of Agawam 12-21-1972 as Ch. 15 of the Code of the Town of Agawam. Amendments noted where applicable.]
There is hereby established a Police Department, consisting of a Police Chief, who shall be appointed by the Mayor, and such other officers and members as the Mayor shall determine.
The Police Department shall be charged with the enforcement of the ordinances of the town and the laws of the commonwealth.
The Police Department is hereby authorized to go to aid another city or town at the request of such city or town in the suppression of riots or other forms of violence therein.
No member of the regular police force shall while in active employment as a member of such police force seek election to any elective office.
There is hereby established a career incentive pay program for regular full-time members of the Police Department as provided for in MGL C. 41, § 108L.
A member of the Police Department assigned to photographic or fingerprint identification work shall, after completion of one year's service in such assignment, receive a salary increase of $600 a year, as provided for in MGL C. 41, § 108I.
The auxiliary police officers at the Town of Agawam shall receive compensation for time expended in court on behalf of the town, at the same rate received by members of the Agawam Police Department, based on Step 1 of the applicable grade and salary range assignment, as enumerated in the collective bargaining contract, which is in effect at the time said auxiliary police officers are required to be present in court, except that such compensation shall be on the basis of straight time hours and not on the basis of time and a half. Compensation shall be made respectively with respect to time so expended on and subsequent to January 1, 1979.