Township of Robinson, PA
Allegheny County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Commissioners of the Township of Robinson 8-1-1960 by Ord. No. 288-1960 (Ch. 1, Part 5A, of the 1989 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Departments of government — See Ch. 21.
Police pension plan — See Ch. 46, Art. I.

§ 56-1 Creation of Police Department. [1]

A police department is hereby established in and for the Township of Robinson, retroactive to February 1, 1945. It shall consist of one Chief of Police and patrolmen as required. The Chief of Police shall be the chief executive of the Police Department. He shall be under the direction of the Public Safety Committee and the Township Commissioners, in charge of the police force, and have supervision over its members in the exercise of their powers, duties and authority.
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).

§ 56-2 Creation of the position of Assistant Chief of Police.

[Added 9-30-1997 by Ord. No. 9-1997]
The office of Assistant Chief of Police is hereby created in the Police Department. The Assistant Chief shall be the assistant to the Chief of Police, the chief executive of the Police Department, and shall perform all of the duties and functions of the Chief of Police in his absence or disability. In addition, the Assistant Chief shall perform all of the duties and functions assigned to him by the Chief of Police, the Public Safety Committee or the Board of Commissioners. The position of Assistant Chief shall be a nonbargaining unit, confidential, administrative position and shall be selected by the Board of Commissioners using the same procedure set forth in the First Class Township Code.

§ 56-3 Creation of office of Lieutenant.

[Added 9-9-1963 by Ord. No. 288A-1963]
The office of Lieutenant is hereby created in the Police Department, and the same shall be filled by the promotion of one of the regular full-time members of the said Police Department, and henceforth the Police Department shall consist of one Chief of Police, one Lieutenant and patrolmen as required.

§ 56-4 Additional compensation; creation of offices of Sergeant and Detective Sergeant.

[Added 5-6-1974 by Ord. No. 453A-1974; amended 9-9-1985 by Ord. No. 8-1985]
A. 
Any full-time regular policeman of the Township of Robinson holding an associate degree of any accredited college or university shall be entitled to additional compensation in the amount of $100 per year, and any person holding a B.A. or B.S. degree from any accredited college or university shall be entitled to an additional compensation in the amount of $200 per year.
B. 
The Township of Robinson hereby creates the offices of Sergeant and Detective Sergeant in the Police Department.
C. 
The duties of said offices shall be compiled by the Civil Service Board and the Commissioners of Robinson Township as they see fit.
D. 
The Commissioners shall declare vacancies in said offices as they see fit, from time to time, and make appointments to fill said vacancies according to law.
E. 
Any person appointed to the office of Sergeant or Detective Sergeant, and assigned additional duties as compiled by the Civil Service Board and Commissioners of Robinson Township, shall be paid in accordance with the collective bargaining agreement.

§ 56-5 Residency requirements.

[Added 4-14-1986 by Ord. No. 3-1986]
A. 
The Board of Commissioners of Robinson Township deems it to be in the public interest that members of the Robinson Township Police Department be residents of the Township of Robinson.
B. 
The Police Agreement provides that all members of the Robinson Township Police Department shall be residents of the Township of Robinson, provided an exception shall be made in the residency requirement for any officer who lives in an enclave which falls totally within the outer geographical limits of the Township. Such residence shall be considered residence within the Township even where the enclave comprises a political entity separate from that of the Township.
C. 
The First Class Township Code, § 639, authorizes the Township Commissioners to require nonresident policemen to become residents of the Township after appointment to such position.
D. 
Any newly appointed member of the Robinson Township Police Department shall have a period of six months from the date of said appointment to become a resident of the Township of Robinson. In the event that he or she does not become a resident in accordance with this chapter, said failure to become a resident in accordance with this chapter shall be cause for dismissal from the Robinson Township police force.
E. 
"Residence" shall be hereinafter defined as the principal domicile of the police officer in question.
F. 
"Date of appointment" shall be hereinafter defined as when the police officer is appointed to a permanent full-time position.
G. 
The proper officials of Robinson Township are hereby authorized and directed to do all things necessary to effectuate the purpose of this chapter.