Town of Southwick, MA
Hampden County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Special Town Meeting 9-30-1974 by Art. 9 as Ch. III, Sec. 15, of the 1975 Bylaws. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Noncriminal disposition procedure — See Ch. 1, § 1-6.
Board of Selectmen — See Ch. 52.
A Chief of Police shall be appointed annually by the Selectmen. They shall also appoint such reserve police and regular police as they deem necessary.[1]
Editor's Note: The provisions of MGL C. 147, § 13A, read substantively as follows: "A town having an organized police force or department, other than a town in which a reserve police force is established under a special law, which accepts the provisions of this section may establish a reserve police force consisting of such number of members as the town may determine. Appointments to such force shall be made in the same manner and subject to the same provisions of the laws as appointments to its regular police force. Members of said reserve force may be removed by the Selectmen at any time for any reason satisfactory to them and shall be subject to such rules and regulations as the Selectmen may prescribe. Said members shall, when on duty, have all powers and duties of members of the regular police force of said town and shall be paid by the town such compensation as the Selectmen may fix."