Township of Cinnaminson, NJ
Burlington County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Cinnaminson 10-26-1954 (Sec. 1.96 of the 1995 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Fees — See Ch. 265.
A department of the municipal government of the Township of Cinnaminson in the County of Burlington, which shall be known as and designated the Police Department of the Township of Cinnaminson, New Jersey (hereinafter referred to as the "Police Department"), be and the same is hereby established in and for the Township of Cinnaminson in the County of Burlington (hereinafter referred to as the Township).
The Police Department shall comprise the following functions of the municipal government of the Township: the prevention and detection of crime; the enforcement of the criminal laws of the State of New Jersey and the ordinances of the Township; the protection of life and property from criminal acts; and the preservation of the public peace, health and good order.
A police station, which shall constitute the headquarters of the Police Department, shall be established at such location, and shall be provided with such equipment and facilities, as shall be determined by the Township Committee.
The police headquarters shall be open for the transaction of police business at all hours of the day and night, including Sundays and holidays.
[Amended 1-24-2007 by Ord. No. 2007-2; 3-21-2011 by Ord. No. 2011-7; 4-4-2011 by Ord. No. 2011-8; 8-17-2015 by Ord. No. 2015-14; 12-21-2015 by Ord. No. 2015-25; 4-17-2017 by Ord. No. 2017-7]
There shall be a Police Department of the Township of Cinnaminson which shall consist of one Civilian Director of Public Safety, one captain, two lieutenants, up to eight sergeants and up to 29 patrolmen, (maximum uniform strength 30 sworn officers) and any civilian personnel as deemed appropriate by the Township Committee. All rank of Police Department personnel shall be determined by the Township Committee. Appointments to said ranks shall be made pursuant to Civil Service Commission rules and regulations.
A. 
Civilian Director of Public Safety.
(1) 
The Civilian Director of Public Safety shall be responsible for the proper and efficient conduct of all public safety functions of the Township, including emergency management, but excluding the functions of the fire district.
(2) 
The Civilian Director of Public Safety shall have the authority, subject to civil service regulations and approval of the Township Committee, to hire, transfer, promote, demote and/or discharge any employee, uniformed and nonuniformed, within the Police Department. The Civilian Public Safety Director shall also have the authority to impose lesser forms of discipline than demotion or discharge without the approval of the Township Committee, but nevertheless subject to civil service regulations.
(3) 
The Civilian Director of Public safety shall, consistent with the requirements of applicable statutes and particularly N.J.S.A. 40A:14-118:
(a) 
Direct the daily operations of the Police Department, including allocating assignments and instruction to police officers and employees of the Police Department;
(b) 
Establish policies for the operation and administration of the Police Department;
(c) 
Determine internal organization of the police force;
(d) 
Administer and enforce rules and regulations and special emergency directives for the disposition and discipline of the force and its police officers and employees;
(e) 
Prescribe the duties and assignments of all police officers and other personnel;
(f) 
Delegate his/her authority as he/she may deem necessary for the efficient operation of the force to be exercised under his/her direction and supervision;
(g) 
Report at least monthly to the appropriate authority in such form as the appropriate authority shall prescribe on the operation of the force during the preceding month and make such other reports as may be requested by the appropriate authority;
(h) 
Formulate, implement and issue rules and regulations;
(i) 
Analyze crime trends and statistics to ensure that the agency makes the best use of available funds, personnel, equipment and supplies;
(j) 
Provide police officers and employees of the Police Department with guidance and advice and supervise their work to see that proper procedures are followed, that reasonable standards of workmanship, conduct, and output are maintained, and that desired police objectives are achieved;
(k) 
Direct the establishment and maintenance of police records and files;
(l) 
Issue directives and allocate resources to ensure police protection for public events, hazardous situations or weather conditions, times of emergency and in response to emergent conditions;
(m) 
Review for administrative purposes reports prepared by police officers and employees;
(n) 
Prepare the Police Department budget;
(o) 
Evaluate effectiveness of work programs and procedures of all sections of the Police Department and develop effective work methods for police officers and employees;
(p) 
Establish and maintain helpful and cooperative relations with the public, groups, organizations, businesses, etc.;
(q) 
Designate the streets, avenues and areas of the Township to be patrolled by the police officers;
(r) 
Determine the days and hours of service of the police officers and other employees;
(s) 
Determine the periods of time when the police officers respectively may be off duty to make up for overtime service;
(t) 
Perform all duties authorized by law, rule, regulation or prosecutor advisory or other types of opinions, directives or orders.
B. 
Captain of Police. There shall be a Captain of Police, who shall be appointed by vote of the Township Committee for an indefinite term of office under civil service rules and regulations. The Captain of Police shall act in the absence of the Civilian Director of Public Safety. Subject to direction from the Civilian Director of Public Safety, the Captain of Police has control over all officers and Department employees. In addition to the general and individual responsibilities of all officers and Department employees, the Captain is responsible for the following:
(1) 
Analyze and properly assign the work of his division.
(2) 
Provide police assignments and instructions necessary to assure that the work of the division is carried out in the most efficient manner.
(3) 
Delegate such of his powers as may be deemed necessary to enable subordinates to properly affect their duties.
(4) 
Inspect the work of his division to assure that work standards are adhered to.
(5) 
Initiate and direct criminal and noncriminal investigations; assure that accountability is maintained.
(6) 
At such times as emergent action is required, take such actions as are necessary to meet the emergency; make or cause to be made all notifications necessary to the same.
(7) 
Prepare and direct the preparation of reports in order to satisfy the required accounting for each police action; do related work as required.
(8) 
Report for duty and all other assignments punctually at specified times, physically fit, neatly and properly groomed and with prescribed equipment.
(9) 
Investigate, or cause to be investigated, complaints regarding police service or alleged infractions of rules and regulations; make recommendations regarding disposition of complaints.
(10) 
Responsible for police facilities and equipment; maintain or cause to be maintained necessary records and files.
(11) 
All supervisory officers are required to maintain a thorough working knowledge of all departmental written directives, criminal statutes, traffic statutes, municipal ordinances, and the laws of arrest, search and seizure so that they are capable of competently instructing and supervising the personnel assigned to their command.
C. 
Lieutenant of Police. There shall be a Lieutenant of Police, who shall be appointed by vote of the Township Committee for an indefinite term of office under civil service rules and regulations. A Lieutenant of Police, so designated by the Civilian Director of Public Safety, shall act in the absence of the Captain of Police.
D. 
Sergeants of Police. There shall be Sergeants of Police, who shall be appointed by vote of the Township Committee for an indefinite term of office under civil service rules and regulations. A Sergeant of Police, so designated by the Civilian Director of Public Safety, shall act in the absence of the Lieutenant of Police.
E. 
Patrolmen. There shall be patrolmen who shall be appointed by vote of the Township Committee for an indefinite term of office under civil service rules and regulations.
[Amended 3-21-2011 by Ord. No. 2011-7]
Police officers shall be appointed by the Township Committee of the Township in accordance to the rules and regulations of the Civil Service Commission.
[Added 2-24-2014 by Ord. No. 2014-4]
A. 
Applicants seeking to obtain a position in the Cinnaminson Township Police Department, who are residents of the Township, shall be given a preference when the Township determines its factors and requirements for filling a position. Notwithstanding, pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40A:14-122.1, residency is not a condition of employment, but rather residency will be one of the various factors when determining which individual(s) will be offered employment to become a member of the Police Department.
B. 
Classification of applicants.
(1) 
Before any person shall be appointed as a member of the police force, the appointing authority shall classify all the duly qualified applicants for the available position or positions in the following classes:
(a) 
Class I: residents of the Township of Cinnaminson.
(b) 
Class II: residents of Burlington County.
(c) 
Class III: residents of the state.
(d) 
Class IV: all other qualified applicants. Pursuant to the New Jersey First Act, N.J.S.A. 52:14-7 (P.L. 2011, c. 70), current, new, or prospective public employees should be aware they are required to reside in the State of New Jersey unless otherwise exempted under the law. If a new hire does not live in New Jersey, that individual will have one year after the date of hire to relocate his or her primary residence to New Jersey. Failure to do so will result in removal from that position and employment.
(2) 
Within each classification, duly qualified applicants who are veterans shall be accorded all such veterans preferences as are provided by law. Persons discharged from the service within six months prior to making application to such municipality, who fulfill the requirements of N.J.S.A. 40A:14-10.1 and who thereby are entitled to appointment notwithstanding their failure to meet the New Jersey residency requirements at the time of their initial application, shall be placed in Class III.
C. 
Order of appointments. In making such appointments, the appointing authority shall first appoint all those in Class I and then those in each succeeding class in the order above listed and shall appoint a person or persons in any such case only to a vacancy or vacancies remaining after all qualified applicants in the preceding class or classes have been appointed or have declined an offer of appointment.
D. 
Certification of eligibility for positions. The classes of qualified applicants defined in this section shall be considered as separate and successive lists of eligibles, and the Civil Service Commission, shall, when requested to certify eligibility for positions specified in this article, make such certifications from said classes separately and successively and shall certify no person from any such class until all person in the preceding class or classes have been appointed or have declined offers of appointment.
E. 
Applicability. This article shall apply only to initial appointments as members of the Police Department.
F. 
Temporary appointments. In making temporary appointments, the appointing authority shall utilize the classifications set forth herein and shall classify accordingly all duly classified applicants for the positions or positions to be temporarily filled.
[1]
Editor's Note: Former § 85-7, Continuity of former appointments, was repealed 3-21-2011 by Ord. No. 2011-7.
[Amended 1-24-2007 by Ord. No. 2007-2; 3-21-2011 by Ord. No. 2011-7]
No person shall be eligible or qualified to be appointed as a police officer unless, at the time of his appointment:
A. 
He shall be a citizen of the United States and of the State of New Jersey.
B. 
He shall not be less than 21 years of age and is sound in body and of good health sufficient to satisfy the Board of Trustees of the Police and Firemen's Retirement System of New Jersey as to his eligibility for membership in the retirement system. Age shall not be considered in the promotion of any officer to a higher rank.
C. 
He shall be able to read and write the English language intelligently.
D. 
He is of good moral character and shall not have been convicted of a crime involving moral turpitude that, in the judgment of the Township Committee, would be prejudicial to the morale of the police force.
E. 
He must successfully pass the required physical fitness examination, drug and alcohol screening, psychological examination administered by a physician or laboratory of the Township's choosing and is a successful graduate of a certified police academy as he may be assigned by the Township. Any drug screening, psychological or medical examination or physical fitness examination shall be conducted after a conditional offer of employment or promotion has been made by the Township.
[Amended 1-24-2007 by Ord. No. 2007-2; 3-21-2011 by Ord. No. 2011-7]
A. 
No person shall be appointed a patrolman unless he/she shall first make written application to the Township Committee for such appointment; every such application shall be in the form prescribed by the Township Committee, shall be signed and sworn to by the applicant, and shall be filed with the Township Clerk, who shall present it to the Township Committee.
B. 
All appointments and promotions must be made from a civil service list and shall be in conformance with veterans preference, scoring and the rule of three.
The word "physician," as used in this chapter, means a physician duly licensed pursuant to the laws of the State of New Jersey to engage in the general practice of medicine and who shall be actively so engaged, and who shall be designated by the Township Committee to render the particular service referred to in the context.
[Amended 3-21-2011 by Ord. No. 2011-7]
Every person who shall have made due application to be appointed a police officer shall undergo a physical examination by a physician hereinbefore specified. The report of such physical examination shall be delivered to the Director of Public Safety, who shall submit said report, together with its recommendation, to the Township Committee prior to its consideration of the making or any such appointment; provided, however, that no person shall be appointed a police officer unless such person shall have undergone a physical examination by a physician, and the report of such examination shall show that the applicant possesses the required physical qualification.
[Amended 3-21-2011 by Ord. No. 2011-7]
All rank of Police Department personnel shall be determined by the Township Committee. Appointments to said ranks shall be made pursuant to Civil Service Commission rules and regulations.
[Amended 1-24-2007 by Ord. No. 2007-2; 3-21-2011 by Ord. No. 2011-7]
All Police Department personnel shall receive such salary as shall be negotiated during the collective bargaining process. The Civilian Director of Public Safety shall receive a salary determined by ordinance adopted by the Township Committee. For the year 2011, the salary for the Civilian Director of Public Safety shall be established from within the following range: $50,000 to $85,000.
[Amended 1-24-2007 by Ord. No. 2007-2; 3-21-2011 by Ord. No. 2011-7]
The respective salaries of the police officers and the Civilian Director of Public Safety shall be paid by the Township in substantially equal biweekly installments as established by the Township Committee.
[1]
Editor's Note: Former § 85-15, Authority and duties of Director of Public Safety, was repealed 3-21-2011 by Ord. No. 2011-7.
[1]
Editor's Note: Former § 85-16, Authority and duties of Chief of Police, was repealed 3-21-2011 by Ord. No. 2011-7.
[Amended 1-24-2007 by Ord. No. 2007-2; 3-21-2011 by Ord. No. 2011-7]
Each police officer shall have and exercise the following authority and shall perform the following duties:
A. 
Inform himself/herself with respect to the criminal laws of the State of New Jersey, the ordinances of the Township relating to the conduct of persons and the use of property, and the ordinances of the local Board of Health; and shall, by lawful means, vigilantly endeavor to prevent the violation of and enforce such laws and ordinances in the Township.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: See Part III, Board of Health Legislation, of the Code.
B. 
Strictly obey and comply with all the applicable terms and provisions of this chapter, the rules and regulations established by the Township, and the Attorney General Guidelines; and shall punctually and efficiently obey, perform and comply with all orders and instructions from time to time made or given by the Civilian Director of Public Safety.
C. 
Devote his/her entire time and attention to the work of the Police Department and, while employed therein, shall not engage in any other business or occupation without first obtaining the written permission of the Civilian Director of Public Safety.
D. 
Punctually, at the times designated, begin the patrol of the streets, roads and other public places assigned to him as his place of duty, and shall continue to patrol the same until duly relieved; and shall promptly respond to calls from the Civilian Director of Public Safety for the performance of such police duties as may be assigned to him.
E. 
Arrest all persons who, in his presence, shall violate any criminal law of the State of New Jersey or any ordinance of the Township and shall execute such sworn complaint or complaints and take such other action as may be necessary for the prosecution of the person or persons so arrested by him.
F. 
Familiarize himself with the location and operation of the fire alarm systems and police communication systems in the Township so that he may use the same effectively as occasion may require.
G. 
Deliver to the Civilian Director of Public Safety or the designated evidence officer all lost personal property that he may find or which may be found by other persons and delivered to him, or which may have been stolen or wrongfully taken and shall have been recovered by him in the performance of his duties; and upon the delivery of such personal property he shall obtain the receipt of the Civilian Director of Public Safety or designated evidence officer.
H. 
Familiarize himself with the location and surroundings of the residences, stores, churches, schoolhouses and other buildings located in the Township in order that the information thus obtained may facilitate the performance of his duties.
I. 
Continually observe the condition of such public or quasi-public property as sidewalks, curbs, road pavements, fire hydrants, drains, overhead wires, streetlights and pole lines, and whenever the same shall be found defective, broken or dangerous to the public, he shall immediately take such temporary measures as will be sufficient to protect the public from injury and shall promptly notify the Civilian Director of Public Safety; and he shall likewise promptly report to the Civilian Director of Public Safety and also to the Construction Official of the Township of such buildings and other structures as he may observe to be in dangerous condition; and he shall likewise promptly report to the Director of Public Works the location of such streetlamps as shall not be in operation during the required hours, and shall furnish information as to the periods of time during which such lamps were not in service.
J. 
Comply with any standard operating procedures, guidelines or rules and regulations.
[Amended 11-14-1960 by Ord. No. 1960-14; 1-24-2007 by Ord. No. 2007-2; 3-21-2011 by Ord. No. 2011-7]
No police officer shall at any time whatsoever (except as hereinafter expressly provided), while holding office or appointment under the authority of this chapter:
A. 
Violate any criminal law of the United States or of the State of New Jersey or any ordinance of the Township.
B. 
Become intoxicated or under the influence of any drug or compound.
C. 
Commit any act of immorality or indecency.
D. 
Conduct himself in a manner unbecoming a police officer.
E. 
Conduct himself in a manner subversive of the good order and discipline of the Police Department.
F. 
Conduct himself in a manner disrespectful to a superior officer.
G. 
Use indecent or profane language.
H. 
Employ unnecessary violence in making an arrest or in exercising custody of a prisoner.
I. 
Comment publicly on the official action of a superior officer.
J. 
Make known any proposed action or movement of the police officers or of the special police officers, or make known the contents of any police order to any person or persons not immediately concerned, on behalf of the Police Department, in the execution of such order.
K. 
Absent himself from his place of duty without having obtained prior leave from his superior officer, except in case of emergency.
L. 
Sleep during the hours assigned to him for active service in line of his duty.
M. 
Accept a bribe, gift or favor as consideration for the performance or nonperformance of his duty.
N. 
Solicit or request any person to intercede with the Township Committee or with the Civilian Director of Public Safety in relation to the promotion of any police officer or in relation to determination of the places or hours of service of any police officer or in relation to the disposition of any charge or charges pending against any police officer, or in relation to the trial, findings or judgment in connection with such charge or charges.
O. 
Refuse to perform any of his duties as a police officer or special police officer or evade the performance of such duties or any of them, whether on patrol or otherwise, and whether in uniform or not (provided, however, that this regulation shall apply to special police officers only while assigned to active duty).
P. 
Hold any political office or be a candidate for such office or engage in political activity in Cinnaminson Township.
[1]
Editor's Note: Former § 85-19, Disability; leave of absence; termination of membership, was repealed 3-21-2011 by Ord. No. 2011-7.
[Amended 3-9-1971 by Ord. No. 1971-6; 1-24-2007 by Ord. No. 2007-2; 3-21-2011 by Ord. No. 2011-7]
Pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40A:14-128, all police officers that are members of the Police Department shall severally hold their respective offices during good behavior and efficiency and shall not be removed from office for political reasons or for any cause other than one or more of the following:
A. 
Incapacity.
B. 
Misconduct.
C. 
Disobedience or violation of rules and regulations established for the Police Department.
D. 
Violation of the Township policies and procedures.
E. 
Reasons of economy and efficiency pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40A:14-143.
[Amended 4-17-2002 by Ord. No. 2002-10; 3-21-2011 by Ord. No. 2011-7]
Police officers shall serve a working test period in accordance with the rules and regulations established by the Civil Service Commission. The Civilian Director of Public Safety with the consent of the Township Committee shall have the right to terminate a police officer in the work test period in accordance with the rules and regulations established by the Civil Service Commission.
[1]
Editor's Note: Former § 85-22, Chief of Police deemed to be police officer for purposes of §§ 85-20 and 85-21, was repealed 3-21-2011 by Ord. No. 2011-7.
[1]
Editor's Note: Former § 85-23, Charges against police officers; investigation; trial; penalties, as amended, was repealed 3-21-2011 by Ord. No. 2011-7.
[1]
Editor's Note: Former § 85-24, Chief of Police deemed to be a police officer for purposes of § 85-23, was repealed 3-21-2011 by Ord. No. 2011-7.
[Added 6-19-2002 by Ord. No. 2002-15; amended 3-21-2011 by Ord. No. 2011-7]
A. 
Definitions. As used in this section, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
EMPLOYEE
A regular police officer of the Police Department of the Township of Cinnaminson that is hired by a private employer to provide security and/or traffic control services. Special officers, as defined in N.J.S.A. 40A:14-146.8 et seq., are not permitted to perform these services, and are therefore not included in this section.
PRIVATE EMPLOYER
Any entity, public or private, other than the Township of Cinnaminson, that is hiring an employee, as defined herein, to provide security and/or traffic control services for the private employer's business, project or function.
TOWNSHIP
The Township of Cinnaminson.
B. 
Authorization.
(1) 
Members of the Township's Police Department, whether they be full-time or part-time, are expressly authorized to engage in security-related and traffic control activities during their off-duty hours for private employers, so long as the arrangements therefor are made with the Township and any compensation paid to the officers for such service is channeled through the Township.
(2) 
The officers performing said off-duty services authorized hereunder are also authorized to wear a Township police uniform.
(3) 
The authorization set forth in this section shall apply only to security-related and traffic control activities during off-duty hours for private employers.
(4) 
In granting this authorization, the Township assumes no responsibility or liability for the actions or nonactions of the off-duty officers.
(5) 
Pursuant to memoranda issued by the State of New Jersey Department of the Treasury, Division of Pensions, dated August 1989, and February 1990, it is the express intention of this section that off-duty work authorized by this section shall entitle police officers to coverage under the Police and Firemen's Retirement System where they are injured during off-duty or outside employment under the scope of this chapter. Both the Township and the members of the Township's Police Department are familiar with these memoranda and, because the employees shall ultimately be subject to departmental discipline and control, and because they are ultimately paid by the Township, they are in accordance with the February 1990 memorandum prepared by Douglas R. Forrester, Director, Division of Pension, and are considered to be covered for injury or death which may occur while performing those duties.
C. 
Contracts with private employers.
(1) 
Any private employer desiring to retain the services of police officers ["employee(s)"] of the Township of Cinnaminson for extra-duty, security-related and/or traffic control activities shall be required to enter into a contract with the Township of Cinnaminson. Except in cases of bona fide emergency, no assignment to extra duty may be made unless, prior to such assignment, the private party or entity has executed a contract for such services and has made the required deposit pursuant to the Uniform Agreement to Provide Security-Related and/or Traffic Control Services by Off-Duty Personnel, which form of agreement is on file with the Township Department of Finance. Said agreement shall include but not be limited to the nature of duties to be performed, the location of said duties, the date and hours of service, the rate of payment of services to the officers (hereby established as set forth in Chapter 265, Fees), administrative fees to the Township of Cinnaminson and fees for the use of Township-owned equipment.
(2) 
The agreement shall provide for the deposit of monies in advance by the private employer for the services to be performed. Should the contract be for a term exceeding one month, the private employer shall be required to tender an estimated payment for the first month's services upon executing the contract, and will be billed on a periodic basis thereafter. Should the actual assignment of off-duty officers amount to less than the amount deposited, the Chief Financial Officer shall, upon termination of the contract, receipt of the final certified time slips, and receipt of written demand from the private employer, return all unused funds to the private employer. Nothing in this section shall be construed as limiting the power of the Township of Cinnaminson to accept or reject any and all assignments with any private employer.
D. 
Cancellation policy. Any private employer who determines to cancel the services of police officers, after entering into a contract, shall be required to provide notice to the police officers not less than eight hours before the scheduled start time of the assignment. If a contractor fails to provide such notice, the officer shall be entitled to two hours' payment for said assignment. Said requirement shall only apply where the private employer has deposited the escrow funds required under Subsection C above.
E. 
Insurance. As a precondition to the use of employees by a private employer, the private employer shall provide written assurance that the officers are covered by the private employer's workmen's compensation insurance and personal liability insurance policies, and proof that the Township and its officers are named as additional insureds in amount of $1,000,000 per single occurrence, $2,000,000 in the aggregate; as well as such other information as the Civilian Director of Public Safety deems appropriate. All such information shall be submitted to the Township's Attorney for approval prior to the performance of any services by Township employees.
F. 
Payment for extra-duty assignments; establishment of fund. All private employers shall be required to make all payments for extra-duty assignments payable to the Township of Cinnaminson. All payments for extra-duty assignments shall be forwarded to the office of the Chief Financial Officer of the Township of Cinnaminson. The Chief Financial Officer shall deposit all funds earmarked for the payment of extra-duty officers, collected from private employers, into a special escrow fund which is hereby established by this chapter. The escrow fund shall be established for payment to members of the Police Department performing the extra-duty services, also referred to as "employees." All police officers shall be required to submit pay slips to the Civilian Director of Public Safety. The pay slip shall be in a form approved by the Chief Financial Officer. Upon receipt of a properly executed pay slip verified by the private person or entity, the Finance Department will process the pay slips for disbursement during the officer's regular pay period.
G. 
Administrative costs. In addition to the aforementioned fees to be collected by the Township of Cinnaminson from said private person or public entity for the payment of said extra-duty police officer(s), the Township of Cinnaminson shall collect an administrative fee as set forth in Chapter 265, Fees. Said fee shall be used to offset the administrative costs associated with the assignment of Township police officer(s), the wear and tear of police equipment, etc.
H. 
Use of Township vehicles. Police officers engaging in off-duty activities, as authorized and required by this section, may be permitted to utilize a municipal vehicle subject to the approval and consent of the Civilian Director of Public Safety. If a municipal vehicle is utilized, the private employer shall also pay the Township of Cinnaminson fee per hour or per day, as set forth in Chapter 265, Fees, for use of the vehicle, whichever is greater. Notwithstanding the foregoing, said charge shall be waived for services contracted for by the Cinnaminson Township Board of Education, and any other federal, state, county or local public agencies.
I. 
Control vested in the Civilian Director of Public Safety. The Civilian Director of Public Safety of the Township of Cinnaminson shall be responsible for the overall conduct of the members of his department in following the rules and regulations promulgated herein, and shall insure that the terms, conditions and provisions of this section shall be fully and faithfully carried out. Additionally, the Civilian Director of Public Safety shall have authority to control officers engaged in off-duty or outside employment pursuant to this section, and shall further have the authority to discipline any and all officers so engaged in outside employment by private employers, should cause for such charges arise or exist.
There may be special police officers, who shall respectively be appointed by the Township Committee for the term of six months, which term of office and employment may be terminated at any time by the Township Committee, in its sole discretion, with or without cause and without prior notice of hearing.
[Amended 1-24-2007 by Ord. No. 2007-2]
No person shall be eligible or qualified to be appointed a special police officer unless he shall meet the requirements of N.J.S.A. 40A:14-146.8 et seq. as may be updated from time to time.
[Amended 3-21-2011 by Ord. No. 2011-7]
The special police officers shall not render police service to the Township except when expressly assigned to active duty by the Civilian Director of Public Safety, which assignment, whenever practicable, shall be in the form of an order in writing prior to the beginning of such active duty.
Each special police officer shall receive compensation at an hourly rate to be fixed by ordinance of the Township, but only for police service rendered to the Township while on active duty; provided, however, that the Township Committee shall have power from time to time to assign any one or more of the special police officers to active duty at specified locations without expense to the Township.
No special police officer, by virtue of his appointment or service as such, shall be or become a member of the Police Department.
[Amended 9-24-1957]
Notwithstanding the provisions of this chapter limiting the number of special police officers and fixing the age at appointment, the Township Committee in its discretion may appoint such number of special police officers for duty at the schools in this Township as may be requested by the Board of Education, which said special police officers shall be subject to all other provisions hereof.
[Added 1-23-2017 by Ord. No. 2017-1]
A. 
Position created. The position of Police Chaplain for the Township of Cinnaminson is hereby created in accordance with N.J.S.A. 40A:14-141. The position shall be a volunteer position. The position of Police Chaplain shall be subject to the control and direction of the Director of Public Safety.
B. 
Qualifications. Any person appointed as Police Chaplain shall be an ordained clergyman/clergywoman in good standing with the religious body from which he/she is selected. The Police Chaplain shall receive training in the position and should have a basic knowledge of the duties of law enforcement officers. The Police Chaplain shall conform to all police procedures and departmental regulations, insofar as applicable, and shall be credentialed in accordance with the provisions of N.J.S.A. 40A:14-141.
C. 
Duties. The Police Chaplain is requested to perform the following duties and any other duties that may be assigned by the Director of Public Safety:
(1) 
Assist the Township of Cinnaminson Police Department in making notifications to families concerning serious injuries or death;
(2) 
Visit sick or injured police personnel at home or in the hospital;
(3) 
Attend and participate in funerals of active and retired members of the Police Department;
(4) 
Counsel police personnel regarding personal problems and stationhouse adjustments;
(5) 
Coordinate and conduct memorial services;
(6) 
Participate in in-service training programs;
(7) 
Attend departmental functions such as graduations, promotions, and awards ceremonies;
(8) 
Assist in programs and counseling targeted at youthful offenders;
(9) 
Assist in enhancing public relations and community outreach;
(10) 
Meet with the Director of Public Safety and other police personnel on a regular basis for the purpose of ongoing evaluation, development of programs, and discussion of departmental morale.
D. 
Rank and salary. Any person appointed as Police Chaplain shall serve in that capacity without rank or salary.
E. 
Term of office. A person appointed as Police Chaplain shall serve at the pleasure of the Township Administrator, and for a period of one year from the annual municipal reorganization, and shall continue to serve in that capacity until he/she resigns, is terminated, or reappointed by the Township Committee at the recommendation of the Director of Public Safety. Notwithstanding the foregoing, the position shall be an "at-will" position, and the appointment of Police Chaplain may be terminated without cause.
F. 
Appointment. The Director of Public Safety may recommend to the Township Committee persons that he/she believes meet the qualifications of N.J.S.A. 40A:14-141. All applicants for the position of Police Chaplain shall be interviewed by the Director of Public Safety and his/her designee(s) to determine the applicant's qualifications in accordance with this chapter. The Township Committee shall appoint Police Chaplains in accordance with this chapter, with the advice and consent of the Director of Public Safety.
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Editor's Note: Former § 85-32, Township Committee as appropriate authority, as amended, was repealed 3-21-2011 by Ord. No. 2011-7.