Township of Readington, NJ
Hunterdon County
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Table of Contents
Table of Contents
[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Readington as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Fire Department — See Ch. 21.
Defense and indemnification of officers and employees — See Ch. 36.
Alarms — See Ch. 65.
Vehicles and traffic — See Ch. 225.
Article I Establishment

§ 43-1 Title.

§ 43-2 Establishment; name.

§ 43-3 Membership.

§ 43-4 Decrease in number of officers; demotions.

§ 43-5 Manner of appointment of members; qualifications.

§ 43-6 Ranking officer.

§ 43-7 Appointment of special law enforcement officers..

§ 43-8 Disciplinary actions.

§ 43-9 Rules and regulations.

Article II Mutual Assistance

§ 43-10 Reciprocal agreement established.

§ 43-11 Expenses.

§ 43-12 Powers of members of Police Department acting under agreement.

§ 43-13 Designation of ranking officer.

Article III Rules and Regulations

§ 43-14 Purpose; intent; general guidelines.

§ 43-15 Definitions and word usage.

§ 43-16 General organization.

§ 43-17 Divisions of Department.

§ 43-18 Functions of office of Chief of Police.

§ 43-19 Functions of Operations Division.

§ 43-20 Functions of Uniform Section.

§ 43-21 Functions of Investigative Section.

§ 43-22 Implementation of functions.

§ 43-23 Additional duties of divisions and sections.

§ 43-24 Authority and responsibility of Chief of Police.

§ 43-25 Authority and responsibility of commanding officer.

§ 43-26 Authority and responsibility of shift commander.

§ 43-27 Authority and responsibility of officer in charge.

§ 43-28 Authority and responsibility of supervisory officer.

§ 43-29 Responsibilities and duties of patrolmen.

§ 43-30 Training of members.

§ 43-31 Hours of duty; times not on duty.

§ 43-32 Permitted outside employment.

§ 43-33 General standards of conduct.

§ 43-34 Cooperation.

§ 43-35 Loyalty.

§ 43-36 Assistance to fellow officers in times of danger.

§ 43-37 General responsibilities.

§ 43-38 Duty to comply with rules, regulations and orders.

§ 43-39 Knowledge of law, regulations and policies.

§ 43-40 Performance of duty.

§ 43-41 Questions regarding assignment.

§ 43-42 Determination of violations.

§ 43-43 Conduct toward superiors, subordinates and associates.

§ 43-44 Unlawful orders.

§ 43-45 Handling of conflicting orders.

§ 43-46 Handling of unjust or improper orders.

§ 43-47 Acceptance of gifts related to official actions prohibited.

§ 43-48 Transactions with persons encountered through employment prohibited.

§ 43-49 Restrictions on acceptance of gifts.

§ 43-50 Disposition of unauthorized gifts or gratuities.

§ 43-51 Solicitation or acceptance of free admission prohibited.

§ 43-52 Soliciting persons to intercede with township officials prohibited.

§ 43-53 Avoidance of persons or places of bad reputation.

§ 43-54 Withholding information relating to criminal activity prohibited.

§ 43-55 Reporting of improper activities by members.

§ 43-56 Conduct while on duty.

§ 43-57 Reporting place of residence.

§ 43-58 Telephones at residence required; number to be reported.

§ 43-59 Submission of reports.

§ 43-60 Maintenance of uniforms; conformity.

§ 43-61 Standards for wearing uniform.

§ 43-62 Manner of dress on duty.

§ 43-63 Wearing or carrying badge.

§ 43-64 Wearing name badge on uniform.

§ 43-65 Alterations in style of uniform.

§ 43-66 Equipment required when in uniform.

§ 43-67 Required equipment when on duty in civilian clothes.

§ 43-68 Standards of civilian clothing worn on duty.

§ 43-69 Maintenance of equipment.

§ 43-70 Carrying of equipment when off duty.

§ 43-71 Claims for damages caused by duty.

§ 43-72 Personal appearance.

§ 43-73 Registration of equipment.

§ 43-74 Restrictions on display and discharge of firearms.

§ 43-75 Responsibility for Department property and equipment.

§ 43-76 Report of damaged or inoperative property and equipment.

§ 43-77 Maintenance of manuals.

§ 43-78 Care of Department buildings.

§ 43-79 Treatment of notices; posting of notices.

§ 43-80 Use of Department vehicles.

§ 43-81 Operation of motor vehicles.

§ 43-82 Response to emergency calls.

§ 43-83 Surrender of Department property.

§ 43-84 Transportation of persons in Department vehicles.

§ 43-85 Reporting of accidents.

§ 43-86 Responsibility for damaged property.

§ 43-87 Use of Department communication facilities.

§ 43-88 Conduct of investigations, arrests and detentions.

§ 43-89 Conduct with public and in judicial proceedings.

§ 43-90 Firearms.

§ 43-91 Discipline.

§ 43-92 General qualifications of policemen.

§ 43-93 Oath of office.

§ 43-94 Probationary period.

§ 43-95 Driver's license required; notice of loss.

§ 43-96 Conditions for outside employment.

§ 43-97 Surrender of Department property.

§ 43-98 Notice of compensation sought or received for injuries received while off duty.

§ 43-99 Designation of duty hours; authorized leave.

§ 43-100 Sickness and injury leave.

§ 43-101 Leave of absence for death in family.

§ 43-102 Leave of absence for military purposes.

§ 43-103 Notification of death or injury.

§ 43-104 Resignation.

Article IV Elective Retirement

§ 43-105 Election of retirement benefit not rescinded.

§ 43-106 Application cannot be withdrawn.

§ 43-107 Police work in another municipality.

Article V Off-Duty Police Services

§ 43-108 Authority to employ.

§ 43-109 Request for off-duty police services.

§ 43-110 Fee schedule.

Article VI Protective Custody

§ 43-111 Protective custody of individuals arrested for driving under influence of alcohol or drugs.