City of Camden, NJ
Camden County
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Editor's Note: Ordinance No. MC-3734, adopted 3-28-2002, changed the title of this chapter from "Defense of Employees" to "Mandatory Defense of Employees."
[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Camden 5-10-1979 by Ord. No. MC-1474. Amendments noted where applicable.]

Administration of government — See Ch. 5.

Nonmandatory defense of employees and officers — See Ch. 40.

Personnel policies — See Ch. 82.

§ 39-1
Reimbursement for required defenses; reimbursement schedule. 

§ 39-2
Amendment of schedule. 

§ 39-3
Reimbursement only for actions related to official duties. 

§ 39-4
Reimbursement only when Municipal Personnel Defender cannot represent. 

§ 39-5
Reimbursement for defense against action taken by City. 

§ 39-6
Itemized bill to be submitted. 

[Amended 4-9-1987 by Ord. No. MC-2289]

When an officer must be provided with the means for a legal defense, in accordance with N.J.S.A. 40A:14-155 or N.J.S.A. 40A:14-28, and the Municipal Personnel Defender cannot provide a legal defense, the officer shall be reimbursed for the expense of his legal defense, but not in an amount greater than provided in the maximum reimbursement schedule which is available and on file in the City Clerk's office and incorporated into this chapter.

[Amended 4-9-1987 by Ord. No. MC-2289]

The Council may, from time to time, amend the maximum reimbursement schedule by resolution, which shall then become a part of this chapter superseding the schedule indicated above.

No reimbursement shall be provided unless the action or legal proceeding in which the officer is a defendant arose out of or incidental to the performance of his duties.

No reimbursement shall be provided unless the Municipal Personnel Defender cannot represent the officer.

If the officer is a defendant in a disciplinary action instituted against him by a City official or in a criminal proceeding instituted as a result of a complaint on behalf of the City of Camden, no reimbursement shall be provided unless the proceeding is dismissed or finally determined in favor of the officer.

In order to obtain reimbursement, the officer or his attorney must submit an itemized bill, accompanied by an affidavit, or by a certification in lieu of an affidavit, executed by his attorney.