[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Newburgh 5-6-2002 by L.L. No. 3-2002. Amendments noted where applicable.]
The Town Board of the Town of Newburgh finds that the necessity exists to delegate to the Chief of Police certain responsibilities with respect to emergency or civil disturbance control situations. The term "Chief of Police" shall include any Town of Newburgh police officer in command of the Police Department of the Town of Newburgh during the absence, illness or disability of the Chief of Police who is otherwise authorized to exercise the powers of the Chief of Police in emergency situations. This chapter law is enacted under the provisions of New York State General Municipal Law § 209-m.
It is the purpose of this chapter to promote the public health, safety and general welfare and to minimize public danger due to emergency or civil disturbance control situations.
The Town of Newburgh hereby delegates to the Chief of Police of the Town of Newburgh the powers to request and grant police assistance, whenever he deems that the public interest requires it; and he may detail, assign and make available for duty and use in the local government for which the request is made any part of the forces, equipment and supplies of the Town of Newburgh Police Department.
Any local government receiving police aid pursuant to this chapter shall, pursuant to New York State General Municipal Law § 209-m, assume the liability for all damage arising out of any act performed in rendering such aid and shall reimburse the Town of Newburgh for any moneys paid by it for salaries or for other expenses incurred by the Town of Newburgh, including damage to or loss of equipment and supplies. Notwithstanding the foregoing, the Town of Newburgh may assume such loss, damage, expenses or cost for such equipment and supplies and salaries and donate such services to the receiving local government at the sole option of the Town Board of the Town of Newburgh. While engaged in duty and rendering services in such other local jurisdiction, the officers and members of the Town of Newburgh Police Department shall have the same powers, duties, rights, benefits, privileges and immunities as if they were performing their duties in the Town of Newburgh.