Township of Middle, NJ
Cape May County
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[Adopted 4-15-1987 by Ord. No. 572-87]
There is hereby created in the Township of Middle the position of Class Two special law enforcement officer.
Each Class Two special officer shall meet, at minimum, the following requirements:
A. 
He/she must be a resident of the State of New Jersey during his/her term of appointment.
B. 
He/she must be able to read, write and speak the English language well and intelligently.
C. 
He/she must have a high school diploma or its equivalent.
D. 
He/she must be sound in body and of good health.
E. 
He/she must be of good moral character.
F. 
He/she may not have been convicted of any offense involving dishonesty as would make him/her unfit to perform the duties of his/her office.
G. 
He/she must successfully undergo the same psychological testing that is required of all full-time police officers in the Township of Middle, except that officers hired for a seasonal period may alternatively undergo a program of psychological testing approved by the Police Training Commission of the State of New Jersey.
No Class Two special law enforcement officer appointed to serve in the Township of Middle may serve in similar capacity in any other municipality. No public official with responsibility for setting law enforcement policy or exercising authority over the budget of the Police Department or supervision of the Police Department shall be appointed as a Class Two special law enforcement officer.
[Amended 7-16-2012 by Ord. No. 1412-12]
The use of a firearm by a Class One special law enforcement officer shall be strictly prohibited and no Class One special law enforcement officer shall be assigned to duties which may require the carrying or use of a firearm.
[Amended 7-16-2012 by Ord. No. 1412-12]
All Class Two and Class One special law enforcement officers shall function under the supervision and direction of the Chief of Police or, in the absence of the Chief, such other chief law enforcement officer as may function in his place instead.
[Amended 7-16-2012 by Ord. No. 1412-12]
Class Two and Class One special law enforcement officers shall be employed only to assist the regularly employed police officers of the Township of Middle and may not be employed to replace full-time, regular police officers or in any way diminish the number of full-time officers employed by the Township.
[Amended 2-7-2011 by Ord. No. 1372-10; 7-16-2012 by Ord. No. 1412-12; 2-18-2015 by Ord. No. 1492-15; 12-21-2015 by Ord. No. 1517-15]
Up to seven Class One or Class Two special law enforcement officers may be employed at any given time.
[Amended 4-17-2006 by Ord. No. 1219-06; 7-16-2012 by Ord. No. 1412-12]
Preference shall be given to residents of Middle Township for appointment to the special law enforcement officer.