Township of Stafford, NJ
Ocean County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Council of the Township of Stafford 3-15-1988 by Ord. No. 88-28. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Police Department — See Ch. 41.
Inspection of public records — See Ch. 42.

§ 19-1 Policy.

A. 
It is the declared policy of the Township that, subsequent to the passage of this chapter, criminal history record checks, including, if necessary, the fingerprinting of applicants, shall be required for all persons in the following instances:
(1) 
All applicants for employment.
(2) 
All employees previously hired when it appears they failed to complete their employment application concerning prior criminal record or where it appears they misrepresented their prior criminal record.
(3) 
All principal persons listed on applications for alcoholic beverage control licenses and renewals.
(4) 
All persons for whom a police investigation must be performed in regard to an application for a license from the Township.
[Added 6-28-1988 by Ord. No. 88-48]
B. 
The Chief of Police is authorized to submit fingerprint cards and to receive state criminal history record information from the Division of State Police, State Bureau of Identification, for use in considering the suitability of all applicants covered under this chapter.
[Added 9-15-1992 by Ord. No. 92-58]

§ 19-2 Fees for record checks.

A. 
In all instances of § 19-1A(1) and (2), there shall be no fee charged to the applicant.
B. 
All requested criminal history record checks will be subject to the state's required user fee.
[Amended 6-28-1988 by Ord. No. 48-88; 9-15-1992 by Ord. No. 92-58]

§ 19-3 Confidentiality.

All information secured as a result of the criminal history record check shall be confidential and shall be released only to appropriate officials of the Township of Stafford involved in reviewing and acting on applications.

§ 19-4 Procedure.

A. 
All applicants shall complete an appropriate request for criminal history record information, including a security check authorization as an applicant for noncriminal justice employment and all other instances.
B. 
The security check authorization shall indicate that any criminal history record information shall be released to the Township of Stafford Police Department.
C. 
The completed request form shall be forwarded to the Township Police Department, and the Police Department shall thence forward the same to the New Jersey State Police, State Bureau of Identification, for report.
D. 
In the event that the Police Department requests it, an applicant shall be fingerprinted by the Police Department.
E. 
The Police Department shall advise the Mayor and Township Council and the Township Clerk of the result of the criminal history record check on all applicants.