Borough of Gibbsboro, NJ
Camden County
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Table of Contents
Table of Contents
[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Borough Council of the Borough of Gibbsboro 11-1-1979 by Ord. No. 79-11 (Ch. 32 of the 1982 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Police Department — See Ch. 3.
Fire Department — See Ch. 18.
Personnel policies — See Ch. 40.
Article I Establishment of Department; Rules and Regulations

§ 47-1 Statutory authority.

§ 47-2 General duties.

§ 47-3 Establishment of rules and regulations.

§ 47-4 Amendment or revocation of regulations.

§ 47-5 Effect on other rules and regulations.

§ 47-6 Police Manual.

§ 47-7 Definitions; word usage.

Article II Organization of Department; Unit Responsibilities

§ 47-8 Organization chart.

§ 47-9 Composition; membership and personnel chart.

§ 47-10 Responsibilities of Chief of Police.

§ 47-11 Responsibilities of Investigation Division.

§ 47-12 Responsibilities of Services and Patrol Division.

§ 47-13 Additional duties.

Article III Order of Rank; Duties of Personnel

§ 47-14 Order of rank.

§ 47-15 Police Committee.

§ 47-16 Duties of commanding officers.

§ 47-17 Duties of shift leaders.

§ 47-18 Duties of supervisory officers.

§ 47-19 Duties of patrolmen.

Article IV Standards of Conduct and Professional Responsibilities

§ 47-20 General standards of conduct.

§ 47-21 Loyalty to Department.

§ 47-22 Cooperation.

§ 47-23 Giving assistance.

§ 47-24 General responsibilities.

§ 47-25 Duty responsibilities.

§ 47-26 Neglect of duty.

§ 47-27 Performance of duties.

§ 47-28 Questions regarding assignments.

§ 47-29 Insubordination.

§ 47-30 Obedience to laws and regulations.

§ 47-31 Criticism of official acts and orders.

§ 47-32 Conduct toward officers and associates.

§ 47-33 Manner of issuing orders.

§ 47-34 Unlawful orders.

§ 47-35 Obedience to unlawful orders.

§ 47-36 Actions upon receipt of unjust or improper orders.

§ 47-37 Conflicting orders.

§ 47-38 Reporting of and appealing from unlawful, unjust or improper orders.

§ 47-39 Solicitation of items of value.

§ 47-40 Acceptance of items of value.

§ 47-41 Transactions involving employment.

§ 47-42 Rewards for service.

§ 47-43 Solicitation of persons to intercede with superiors.

§ 47-44 Persons and places of bad reputation.

§ 47-45 Withholding information.

§ 47-46 Reporting violations.

Article V General Conduct on Duty

§ 47-47 Prohibited activities.

§ 47-48 Alcoholic beverages and drugs.

§ 47-49 Absence from duty.

§ 47-50 Roll call.

§ 47-51 Physical fitness for duty.

§ 47-52 Loitering in certain locations.

§ 47-53 Smoking.

§ 47-54 Going off duty.

§ 47-55 Suspending patrol for meals or breaks.

§ 47-56 In-service training.

§ 47-57 Inspections.

§ 47-58 Standards of courtesy to fellow members.

§ 47-59 Honor of national colors and anthem.

§ 47-60 Possession of keys.

§ 47-61 Notification of address and telephone number.

§ 47-62 Departmental meetings.

Article VI Uniforms, Equipment and Appearance

§ 47-63 Regulation uniforms required.

§ 47-64 Manner of dress on duty.

§ 47-65 Wearing or carrying badge.

§ 47-66 Alterations in uniform style.

§ 47-67 Required equipment in uniform.

§ 47-68 Required equipment when on duty in civilian clothes.

§ 47-69 Required equipment when off duty.

§ 47-70 Civilian clothing when on duty.

§ 47-71 Equipment specifications.

§ 47-72 Claims for uniform and equipment damage.

§ 47-73 Personal appearance while on duty.

Article VII Department Property and Equipment

§ 47-74 Responsibility for Department property.

§ 47-75 Damaged or inoperative property or equipment.

§ 47-76 Care of buildings.

§ 47-77 Posting and altering of notices.

§ 47-78 Use of vehicles.

§ 47-79 Operation of motor vehicles.

§ 47-80 Use of vehicles during emergency situations.

§ 47-81 Use of vehicles to transport citizens.

§ 47-82 Reporting of accidents.

§ 47-83 Presumption of responsibility for damage.

Article VIII Communications and Correspondence

§ 47-84 Restrictions on correspondence.

§ 47-85 Forwarding correspondence to superiors.

§ 47-86 Restrictions on use of department telephones.

§ 47-87 Radio discipline.

Article IX Investigatory Procedures

§ 47-88 Command at scene.

§ 47-89 Responsibilities upon arrival at crime scene.

§ 47-90 Responsibilities of members assigned to crime scene.

§ 47-91 Identification as police officers.

§ 47-92 Release of information at crime scene.

§ 47-93 Handling of confidential information.

§ 47-94 Interference with legal process.

Article X Arrest Procedure

§ 47-95 General guidelines.

§ 47-96 Assisting criminals.

§ 47-97 Complaints by members of assaults to themselves.

Article XI Handling of Prisoners

§ 47-98 General guidelines.

§ 47-99 Transporting prisoners.

§ 47-100 Use of derogatory terms.

§ 47-101 Accuracy of reports.

§ 47-102 Recommending attorneys or bail bond brokers prohibited.

§ 47-103 Acting as bailor prohibited.

Article XII Handling and Use of Firearms

§ 47-104 Purpose of regulations.

§ 47-105 Caution required in handling firearms.

§ 47-106 Official police weapon.

§ 47-107 Off-duty weapons.

§ 47-108 Unauthorized weapons prohibited.

§ 47-109 Restrictions on alteration of official police weapon.

§ 47-110 Storage of weapon when off duty.

§ 47-111 Removal and storage of weapon.

§ 47-112 Reporting discharge of firearm.

§ 47-113 Prohibited discharge of firearms.

§ 47-114 Authorized discharge of firearms.

§ 47-115 General regulations on carrying of weapons.

§ 47-116 Carrying weapon while on duty.

§ 47-117 Loss of weapon.

§ 47-118 Handling of ammunition.

Article XIII Activities Involving the Public

§ 47-119 Conduct toward the public.

§ 47-120 Maintenance of impartiality.

§ 47-121 Courtesy and civility required; disparaging remarks prohibited.

§ 47-122 Restrictions on public statements.

§ 47-123 Subversive organizations.

§ 47-124 Affiliation with radical groups.

§ 47-125 Commercial testimonials.

§ 47-126 Public appearance requests.

Article XIV Political Activities

§ 47-127 Restrictions.

§ 47-128 Election to public office permitted; campaigning while on duty prohibited.

§ 47-129 Soliciting for political purposes prohibited.

Article XV Actions Involving Judicial Matters

§ 47-130 Court appearances.

§ 47-131 Testifying against Borough or Department.

§ 47-132 Refusal to testify.

§ 47-133 Testifying at departmental investigations.

§ 47-134 Truthfulness.

§ 47-135 Appearance at civil actions.

§ 47-136 Civil depositions and affidavits.

§ 47-137 Involvement in civil cases.

Article XVI Personnel Regulations

§ 47-138 Qualifications of members.

§ 47-139 Oath of office.

§ 47-140 Probationary period.

§ 47-141 Driver's license required.

§ 47-142 Outside employment as police officer or security guard prohibited.

§ 47-143 Return of Department property upon separation from service.

§ 47-144 Return of Department property upon suspension.

§ 47-145 Notice of intent to seek compensation for injuries sustained off duty.

§ 47-146 Hours of duty.

§ 47-147 Days off.

§ 47-148 Suspension of vacation, days off or leave.

§ 47-149 Absence from duty cause for dismissal.

§ 47-150 Selection of vacations.

§ 47-151 Scheduling of vacations.

§ 47-152 Vacation address.

§ 47-153 Split vacation periods.

§ 47-154 Exchanging vacation or days off.

§ 47-155 Reporting sickness or injury.

§ 47-156 Notice of place of confinement when sick or injured.

§ 47-157 Reporting sickness or injury while on duty.

§ 47-158 Unauthorized absence for sickness or injury.

§ 47-159 Leave of absence for death in family.

§ 47-160 Military reserve leave.

§ 47-161 Notification to Chief of Police of enlistment in military.

§ 47-162 Surrender of property upon extended leave.

§ 47-163 Field training leave.

§ 47-164 Notice of death or injury of member.

§ 47-165 Notice of death procedure.

§ 47-166 Report of minor injury.

§ 47-167 Notification of family.

§ 47-168 Grievance procedure.

§ 47-169 Resignation procedure.

Article XVII Disciplinary Procedures

§ 47-170 Causes for disciplinary action.

§ 47-171 Establishing elements of violation.

§ 47-172 Penalties that may be assessed.

§ 47-173 Emergency suspension.

§ 47-174 Procedure following an emergency suspension.

§ 47-175 Reports of disciplinary action.

§ 47-176 Distribution of reports of disciplinary action.

§ 47-177 Written charges to be furnished to person to be disciplined.

§ 47-178 Appeals.

§ 47-179 Observation of misconduct.

Article XVIII Off-Duty Employment

§ 47-180 Off-duty employment.

§ 47-181 Definitions.

§ 47-182 Request for off-duty employee.

§ 47-183 Assignment of police officers.

§ 47-184 Permitted hours; emergency duty.

§ 47-185 Police uniforms, equipment, and vehicles.

§ 47-186 Authorizing resolution and contract.

§ 47-187 Payment requirement.

§ 47-188 Insurance.

§ 47-189 Indemnification.