Police Pension Fund - See Ch. 31.
ARTICLE IGeneral Provisions (§ 29-1 — § 29-4)
ARTICLE IIIntermunicipal Police Assistance (§ 29-5 — § 29-6)
§ 29-1Department established.
§ 29-2Classifications of officers.
§ 29-3Special policemen.
§ 29-4Ratification of acts, deeds and appointments.
A Police Department is hereby formally established in and for the Borough of Economy. The Mayor shall be the chief executive of the Police Department. He shall be in charge of the police force and have supervision over its members in the exercise of their powers, duties and authority.
The following classifications are hereby established in the Police Department: Chief of Police, Lieutenant, Sergeant, patrolman, street safety patrolman, deskman and radio operator and such clerical help as the Council may appoint from time to time. The number of persons to serve in each of such subordinate classifications on a full-time or a part-time basis and the compensation of each shall be as determined by the Borough Council from time to time.
Nothing herein contained shall affect the authority of the Mayor or to appoint special policemen in accordance with the provisions of the Borough Code.
All acts and deeds heretofore lawfully performed by the existing police force and the appointments of all members of the present police force, effective as of the dates of their employment, are hereby ratified, adopted and approved.
§ 29-5Transfer of officers and equipment upon emergency request; jurisdiction.
§ 29-6Request for assistance; jurisdiction; powers.
Upon the occurrence of any disaster or emergency, other than a labor disturbance, in any neighboring municipality, or occasions when an on-duty policeman may have to leave the Borough on business, if the Mayor or the Chief of Police of said municipality, requests the Mayor of Economy Borough the emergency assignment of police equipment, auxiliary police and members of the regular police force for the period of such emergency, the Mayor, in his discretion, shall transfer the police equipment, auxiliary police and members of the regular police force to the requesting municipality, in sufficient numbers and amount to aid in meeting the disaster or emergency.
During such period the transferred police and equipment shall be under the jurisdiction of the Chief of Police of the municipality to which they are transferred.
Upon the occurrence of any disaster or emergency, other than a labor dispute, in the Borough of Economy, the Mayor or Chief of Police of the Borough of Economy may request from any neighboring municipalities the emergency assignment of police equipment, auxiliary police and members of the regular police forces of other municipalities for the period of such emergency.
During such period, the transferred police and equipment shall be under the jurisdiction of the Chief of Police of the Borough of Economy.
During such period, the transferred police shall have the same powers as regular police officers of the Borough of Economy.