Village of Spring Valley, NY
Rockland County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Spring Valley as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Adopted 1-22-2008 by L.L. No. 2-2008[1]]
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Editor's Note: "The Village Board of Trustees finds that the best interest of the residents of the Village would be served if the Board of Trustees, acting as Police Commissioners, had the power and authority to appoint a hearing examiner to hear disciplinary charges brought against Village police officers who will be charged with the responsibility to make recommendations to the Board of Trustees regarding the guilt or innocence of the officers charged and to the appropriate penalty."

§ 33-1 Authority.

This article is adopted pursuant to Chapter 524 of the Laws of 1936, as amended, which provides that a board of trustees or municipal board shall have the power and is authorized to adopt and make rules and regulations for the examination, hearing, investigation and determination of charges, made or preferred against any member or members of a Village police department.

§ 33-2 Manner in which charges shall be brought and determined.

A. 
Except as to the discipline of the Chief of Police, all formal departmental disciplinary charges against Village police officers shall be brought by the Chief of Police of the Village of Spring Valley, subject to the requirements of applicable law. All such charges may be heard by a hearing officer appointed by the Board of Trustees, acting as Police Commissioners of the Village of Spring Valley, who shall make a recommendation to the Board of Trustees, acting as Police Commissioners of the Village of Spring Valley, regarding the guilt or innocence and appropriate penalty.
B. 
In the case of discipline of the Chief of Police of the Village of Spring Valley, such charges shall be brought by the Mayor of the Village of Spring Valley and shall be heard by a hearing officer appointed by the Board of Trustees, for the purposes of making a recommendation to the Board of Trustees, acting as Police Commissioners of the Village, regarding the guilt or innocence and appropriate penalty.

§ 33-3 Powers in other instances.

In all other instances, the Board of Trustees, acting as Police Commissioners of the Village of Spring Valley, shall have all of the powers and duties granted to the Board of Trustees, acting as Police Commissioners of the Village of Spring Valley, under Chapter 524 of the Laws of 1936, as amended.

§ 33-4 Retroactivity.

This article shall apply retroactively to all disciplinary matters involving or relating to police officers pending in the Village of Spring Valley.