[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Shippensburg 4-6-2000 by Ord. No. 722, approved 4-6-2000. Amendments noted where applicable.]
A Police Department is hereby established in and for the Borough of Shippensburg, Cumberland and Franklin Counties, Pennsylvania. The Chief of Police shall be the chief executive of the Police Department. The Chief shall, under the direction of the Mayor, be in charge of the police force and have supervision over its members in the exercise of their powers, duties and authority and shall establish residence within the Borough of Shippensburg not later than one year after the appointment as Chief.
Subordinate to the Chief of Police in the Police Department, the following classifications are hereby established: Lieutenant, Sergeant, Corporal, Patrol Officer and such additional classifications to which the Borough Council shall at any specific time have appointed one or more police officers. The order of authority among such subordinate classifications shall be in the order above listed. The number of persons to serve in each of such subordinate classifications on a full-time and/or part-time basis and the compensation of each shall be as determined by the Borough Council from time to time.
The Shippensburg Civil Service Commission is hereby authorized, by rule or regulation, to require full-time borough police officers other than the Chief to establish residency within the Borough of Shippensburg not later than 60 days after their permanent appointment following the probationary period of one year.
The Shippensburg Civil Service Commission is hereby authorized, by rule or regulation, to require part-time borough police officers to reside within 25 miles of the geographic center of the municipal boundaries of the Borough of Shippensburg not later than 60 days following the probationary period of one year.