Township of Middle, NJ
Cape May County
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[Adopted 1-16-1958 by Ord. No. 121]
[Amended 3-1-2004 by Ord. No. 1152-04; 3-7-2005 by Ord. No. 1184-05; 4-17-2006 by Ord. No. 1219-06; 8-21-2006 by Ord. No. 1234-06; 3-5-2007 by Ord. No. 1250-07; 2-7-2011 by Ord. No. 1372-10; 12-21-2015 by Ord. No. 1517-15]
A Police Department is hereby established in the Township of Middle, County of Cape May. The Department shall consist of not more than the following:
Office
Number
Chief of Police
1
Captain
Up to 2
Lieutenant
Up to 3
Sergeant
Up to 7
Patrolman
Up to 44
Total full-time officers (all ranks) would be up to 57.
Special law enforcement officers (includes Class One and Class Two officers)
Up to 7
[Amended 4-5-1990 by Ord. No. 720-90]
The Township Committee shall determine all policy with regard to the Police Department. The member of the Township Committee to whom the Department is assigned shall be known as the "Director of Public Safety" and shall have supervision of the Police Department through the Chief of Police, according to law. He shall recommend to the Township Committee such measures as he shall deem necessary or expedient for the welfare of the township and the organization and development of the Police Department. The day-to-day operation of the Police Department shall be vested in the Chief of Police pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40A:14-118.
All members of the Police Department shall be appointed, compensated and promoted by the Township Committee. Special officers may be appointed for a term not to exceed one year. All other appointments to the Police Department shall be for a probationary period. The Township Committee may, at its sole discretion, appoint a police officer to a permanent position during good behavior, efficiency and residence within the township at an annual salary or terminate his employment.
Before entering upon the duties of his office, each member of the Department shall take and subscribe to such oath of office and allegiance as shall be prescribed by law.
[Amended 4-5-1990 by Ord. No. 720-90]
The annual salary and wages of the paid members of the Police Department shall be as established by the Salary Ordinance.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: See Ch. 58, Salaries and Compensation.
[Amended 4-5-1990 by Ord. No. 720-90]
Application for appointment to the Police Department shall be in writing, and each applicant, to be eligible for appointment, shall be qualified as provided by law.
[Added 7-19-1994 by Ord. No. 895-94; amended 9-6-1994 by Ord. No. 910-94; 4-5-1999 by Ord. No. 1035-99]
A. 
Preference shall be given to residents of Middle Township for appointment to the Township Police Department pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40A:14-123.1(a).
B. 
All applicants for appointment to or promotion within the Police Department shall be qualified for appointment or promotion as required by law, ordinance and Department of Personnel rules and regulations. All applicants for appointment shall be residents of the Township of Middle, and must maintain continuous residency within the Township of Middle from the announced closing date of the Department of Personnel examination up to and including the date of appointment.
The Chief of Police and the several patrolmen shall have all of the powers incident to the office and shall cause the public peace to be preserved, see that all ordinances of the township are enforced, cause the enforcement of the motor vehicle laws of the State of New Jersey and such other laws of the State of New Jersey as shall come within the scope of their jurisdiction and shall carry out such other duties as are assigned to them or specifically prescribed for them by the Revised Statutes of the State of New Jersey and the local ordinances.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Original Section 8, which immediately followed this section and dealt with supplying of uniforms, was deleted 4-5-1990 by Ord. No. 720-90.
The Police Department shall be governed, controlled and administered by the Township Committee in accordance with rules and regulations which shall be adopted by resolution and promulgated. The Administrative Code of Regulations[1] is hereby made a part of this chapter by reference and shall carry into effect the intent and purpose of this chapter by providing for the efficient conduct of the Police Department.
[1]
Editor's Note: The Administrative Code of Regulations is on file in the Clerk's office.