Town of Wilton, CT
Fairfield County
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The Police Commission shall have exclusive power to:
Make all regulations necessary for the government of the Police Department not contrary to law;
Prescribe suitable penalties for the violation of any such regulations, including the suspension or removal from office of any officers or members of the Police Department;
Regulate the duties of the officers and members of the Police Department in respect of criminal matters within the limits of the Town of Wilton; and
Appoint, promote and remove the officers and members of the Police Department pursuant to such regulations as it adopts for the purpose and in the conformity with this Article III.
Appointees to the Police Department shall hold office during good behavior and until removed for cause by the Police Commission upon written charges and after hearing. No active head of the Police Department shall be dismissed unless he has been given notice in writing of the specific grounds for such dismissal and an opportunity to be heard in his own defense, personally or by counsel, at a public hearing before the Police Commission. Such public hearing shall be held not less than five nor more than 10 days after such notice. Any person so dismissed may appeal in the manner described by Section 7-278 of the General Statutes, Revision of 1958, as amended at the time this ordinance shall take effect and in any other manner that may, from time to time, be provided by applicable law.