[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Northport as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Appearance tickets — See Ch. 9.
[Adopted 9-4-1979 by L.L. No. 14-1979 (Ch. 17 of the 1966 Code)]
There is hereby created in the Village of Northport, the office of Village Bay Constable.
The Mayor, with the consent of the Board of Trustees, may appoint as many bay constables as he shall determine to be necessary. The Village Chief of Police shall act as the chief bay constable of the village. Such bay constables may be organized as a village constable force, as shall be determined by the Village Board of Trustees. The term of office of each constable shall be one year.
All constables shall be peace officers as defined in the Criminal Procedure Law of New York and are authorized, in addition to all other powers, rights, duties and responsibilities incumbent upon such office, to issue appearance tickets relating to enforcement of any statute, local law, ordinance, rule or regulation affecting the public health, safety and welfare.
The Mayor is authorized to make rules and regulations as may be required for the efficient administration of such constable force and shall also provide, within the limits of any appropriation and subject to the approval of the Board of Trustees:
A training program for bay constables which may or may not be in cooperation with any police agency or the sheriff's office.
Liability insurance for such bay constables which shall protect the constable and village from acts of liability that may arise during the performance of duties as constables.
Workers' compensation, accidental injury insurance, disability insurance or life insurance as shall be agreed between the bay constables and the village.
Payment of bay constables for services rendered upon an hourly basis, and provide for the assignment of bay constables to duty.
Uniforms and equipment for bay constables as may be necessary or desirable to carry out the duties of the office.
Authorization for the carrying of firearms only when trained to the minimum standards required of police officers.
An annual physical examination, the passage of which shall be successful prior to any appointment or reappointment.