Egg Harbor City, NJ
Atlantic County
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[Adopted 11-14-1974 as Ch. 54, Art. I, of the 1974 Code; amended in its entirety 8-26-1999 by Ord. No. 16-1999]
[Amended 1-23-2014 by Ord. No. 1-2014]
A Police Department be and the same is hereby established in accordance with N.J.S.A. 40A:14-118 et seq. in and for the City of Egg Harbor City, New Jersey, which may consist of a Chief of Police, one or more Captains, one or more Lieutenants, one or more Sergeants, one or more Corporals, one or more uniformed patrol officers and one or more special police officers as to be determined by the Common Council and appointed as hereinafter provided, who shall exercise such duties and powers, other than civil duties, as are hereby granted or may be conferred by law upon police officers and special police officers of cities, and such police officers and special police officers shall be subject to the provisions of this chapter and to such rules and regulations as the Mayor and/or Director of Public Safety may from time to time adopt.
[Amended 1-23-2014 by Ord. No. 1-2014]
The Mayor and/or Director of Public Safety shall nominate and shall appoint the Chief of Police, one or more Captains, one or more Lieutenants, one or more Sergeants, one or more Corporals and all uniformed patrol officers, who shall severally hold their respective offices and continue in their respective employment during good behavior and efficiency in the City of Egg Harbor City.
Pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40A:14-146.8, the Mayor may appoint special police officers for a term not exceeding one year and may revoke such appointment without cause or hearing. Said special police officers shall be subject to the provisions of this chapter and to such rules and regulations as the Mayor and/or Director of Public Safety may from time to time adopt and to the applicable provisions of the statutes of the State of New Jersey.
[Amended 1-23-2014 by Ord. No. 1-2014]
The amount of compensation to be paid to the Chief of Police, one or more Captains, one or more Lieutenants, one or more Sergeants, one or more Corporals and to the uniformed patrol officers shall be such sums as shall from time to time be fixed by the general Salary Ordinance of the City of Egg Harbor City,[1] which said salaries shall be payable at such times as set forth in said general Salary Ordinance. The special police officers shall receive no pay or compensation for their services as police officers except when actually employed; and in the event of such employment, the amount of compensation paid said special police officers shall be at such rate as the Common Council shall, by resolution, provide.
[1]
Editor's Note: See Ch. 68, Salaries and Compensation.
[Amended 1-23-2014 by Ord. No. 1-2014]
The Chief of Police shall be the chief executive officer of the Police Department, under the direction and supervision of the Director of Public Safety. The Chief of Police shall obey and shall cause the Captains, Lieutenants, Sergeants, Corporals uniformed patrol officers and special police officers under him/her to obey the provisions of this chapter and the rules and regulations of the Police Department as may from time to time be adopted by the Mayor and/or Director of Public Safety.
[Amended 8-10-2000 by Ord. No. 12-2000]
It shall be the duty of the Mayor of the City of Egg Harbor City to cause the public peace to be preserved and see that all laws and ordinances relating thereto are properly enforced. Said Mayor shall faithfully and promptly obey and cause all the officers under him/her to obey the rules, regulations and orders from time to time prescribed by the Mayor and/or the Director of Public Safety. The Mayor shall, in case of tumult, riot, insurrection or threatening thereof, take command of the police force in person and direct their movements and operations in the discharge of their respective duties. Said Mayor shall also be present at all regular or special meetings of the Common Council or be represented by a duly qualified member of the Police Department.
[Amended 8-10-2000 by Ord. No. 12-2000[1]]
Pursuant to the provisions of N.J.S.A. 40A:14-118 and N.J.S.A. 40A:61-1 et seq., the Mayor of the City of Egg Harbor City is hereby appointed as the appropriate authority of the Police Department of the City of Egg Harbor City.
[1]
Editor's Note: This ordinance also repealed former § 61-7, Grounds for removal from office.
All charges against members of the Police Department shall be thoroughly examined into by the Mayor and/or the Director of Public Safety in accordance with the provisions of the applicable statutes of the State of New Jersey. Upon any member of said Department being convicted by said Mayor and/or the Director of Public Safety of any violation of this chapter or any of the rules, regulations or orders governing the Department, the Mayor and/or the Director of Public Safety may, in lieu of dismissal from the Department, impose such other penalty as, in the judgment of the Mayor and/or the Director of Public Safety, is warranted by the character and circumstances of the offense.
When any member of the Police Department is suspended from office and is afterwards reinstated, he/she shall not receive any pay for the period of such suspension unless otherwise ordered by the Mayor and/or the Director of Public Safety.
The governing body shall from time to time adopt the rules and regulations that shall govern the Police Department and the members of said Department. Each member of the Police Department shall be presented with a printed copy of this chapter and of the rules and regulations of the Police Department; such rules shall show what his/her duty shall be on all occasions or upon his/her being apprised of the violation of the provisions of any of the ordinances of the city, and also what particular provision of any ordinance or ordinances it is his/her duty to see enforced, and any neglect by any members of the Police Department to carry out each and every rule and regulation or order as aforesaid shall be held to be sufficient cause for his/her dismissal from the Department.
The Mayor and/or the Director of Public Safety shall maintain accurate records pertaining to law enforcement within the city. Said records shall consist of those records required to be maintained by all federal, state and county law enforcement organizations and all applicable federal and state law and such other records that shall assist the governing body in overseeing the control and daily operations of the Police Department.
[Amended 8-10-2000 by Ord. No. 12-2000]
The furnishing of materials and supplies, proper police quarters and necessary police paraphernalia, supervision of the jail, control and maintenance of traffic lights and parking regulations and other recommendations concerning the finances of the Police Department shall be in charge of the Mayor of the City of Egg Harbor City. Said Mayor of the City of Egg Harbor City shall make such recommendations to the Safety Committee of the Common Council of the City of Egg Harbor City as to all matters relating to budgetary and financial concerns of said Police Department.
In the event of any conflict between a provision of this chapter and the contract between the city and the Police Department, the provisions of the contract shall prevail.