[HISTORY: Adopted by the Special Town Meeting of the Town of East Hampton 5-22-1989 (Ord. No. 8.01). Amendments noted where applicable.]
Pursuant to § 7-148(c)(4)(A) of the Connecticut General Statutes, as amended, there is hereby established a Police Department for the Town of East Hampton, which shall have all the powers and duties of a municipal police department conferred by state statutes and local ordinances for the purpose of police protection and law enforcement.
Pursuant to Town Charter, based upon merit and fitness alone, the Town Manager shall appoint a Chief of Police and all sworn law enforcement officers for the Department.
The Chief of Police, subject to such rules and regulations as are adopted by the Town Council, shall have general management, administrative and supervisory control over all operations of the Department. The Chief of Police shall be the traffic authority for the Town of East Hampton.
The ordinance adopted in June 1963 establishing a Board of Police Commissioners is hereby repealed upon the effective date of this chapter. All incumbent police officers, including the Chief of Police, shall continue to hold rank, and all such equipment assigned to the Commission shall hereby be permanently transferred to the department established by this chapter.
This chapter shall take effect upon the election of a Town Council on November 7, 1989.