[HISTORY: Adopted by the Annual Town Meeting of the Town of Bethany 5-16-1994. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Pursuant to § 7-92 of the Connecticut General Statutes, the Board of Selectmen shall appoint such number of special constables it deems necessary to preserve the public peace within the municipality.
Special constables shall serve for a term as set by the Board of Selectmen, which term shall not exceed two years from the date of appointment. The Board of Selectmen may remove any special constable at any time for cause.
Pursuant to § 9-185 of the Connecticut General Statutes, special constables appointed pursuant to this chapter shall replace all elected constables as of the date of their appointment and assumption of office, and the elected constables' term of office shall terminate as of such date and time. No constables shall thereafter be elected.
Special constables shall have all of the duties, responsibilities and all of the powers consistent with §§ 7-92 and 9-185 of the Connecticut General Statutes.
The Board of Selectmen may prescribe regulations for the administration and operation of such special constables who shall be under the direction and control of the First Selectmen or his designee.