[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Commissioners of the Township of Caln 7-8-1975 as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Adopted 7-8-1975 by Ord. No. 1975-5]
[Amended 6-27-2002 by Ord. No. 2002-5]
A Police Department is hereby established in and for the Township of Caln. The Chief of Police shall be the chief executive of the Police Department. He shall be in charge of the Township police force and shall have supervision over its members in the exercise of their powers, duties and authority, but shall report directly to the Township Manager as the chief administrative and executive officer of the Township, and shall be subject to the ultimate authority of the Board of Commissioners.
Subordinate to the Chief of Police in the Police Department, the following classifications are hereby established: Lieutenant, Detective, Sergeant and patrolman, or those of such classification to which the Board of Commissioners shall at any specific time have appointed one or more police officers. The priority of authority among such subordinate classifications shall be in the order 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 Board of Commissioners from time to time by resolution.
Nothing herein contained shall affect the authority of the Board of Commissioners to appoint special policemen during emergencies.
[Added 4-13-2006 by Ord. No. 2006-7]
Each police officer employed by Caln Township shall follow the guidelines established in Pennsylvania Rule of Criminal Procedure No. 441, as the same may be from time to time amended, modified and supplemented, and any hereafter promulgated Police Department procedures, if any, in making arrests without warrant upon probable cause as authorized by 42 Pa.C.S.A. § 8902(a).
[Adopted 12-15-2016 by Ord. No. 2016-06]
The position of Police Chaplain for the Caln Township Police Department is hereby created. The position will be a volunteer position. The position of Chaplain shall be under and subject to the control of the Chief of Police. The Chief of Police will also have the authority to appoint a person to serve as Senior Police Chaplain.
Any person appointed as Chaplain shall be an ordained/licensed/certified clergyperson in good standing in the religious body from which he/she is selected. The Chaplain shall have basic training and shall be a certified Police Chaplain.
The duties of Police Chaplain shall include, but not be limited to, assisting the Caln Township Police Department ("CTPD") in death notifications, counseling members of the CTPD and any other duties that may be assigned by the Chief of Police.
Any person appointed as Chaplain shall serve in that capacity without rank or salary.
A person appointed as Chaplain shall serve for a period of one year from date of appointment and shall continue to serve in that capacity until he/she is either terminated or resigns with the recommendation of the Chief of Police.
The Chief of Police may appoint persons that he/she believes meet the qualifications of the CTPD with reference to Chaplains, if any. All applicants for the position of Chaplain shall be reviewed by the Chief of Police and Senior Police Chaplain to determine his/her qualifications to serve in such a capacity. The Chief of Police shall appoint Chaplains in accordance with this article with the advice and consent of the Township Commissioners .