Borough of Carlisle, PA
Cumberland County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Carlisle as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Fire police — See Ch. 22, Art II.
Representation on Pension Advisory Commission — See Ch. 50.
Police Pension Plan — See Ch. 52, Art I.
Alarm systems — See Ch. 76.
[Adopted 4-9-1959 as part of Ord. No. 145-C, approved 4-9-1959]
[Amended 5-8-1975 by Ord. No. 1159, approved 5-8-1975; 9-11-1975 by Ord. No. 1201, approved 9-11-1975; 3-10-2005 by Ord. No. 2032, approved 3-10-2005]
A Police Department is hereby established in and for the Borough of Carlisle, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania. The Chief of Police shall be the chief executive of the Police Department. The Chief shall, under the direction of the Mayor, be in charge of the police force and have supervision over its members in the exercise of their powers, duties and authority and shall establish residence within the Borough of Carlisle within six months after appointment as Chief.
[Amended 10-9-1975 by Ord. No. 1205, approved 10-9-1975; 1-8-1987 by Ord. No. 1523, approved 1-8-1987; 7-11-1991 by Ord. No. 1717, approved 7-11-1991; 4-14-2011 by Ord. No. 2149, approved 4-20-2011]
A. 
Subordinate to the Chief of Police in the Police Department, the following classifications are hereby established: Lieutenant, Sergeant, Corporal, patrol officer (sometimes referred to as "patrolman") and such additional classifications to which the Borough Council shall at any specific time have appointed one or more police officers. The order of authority among such subordinate classifications shall be in the order above listed. The number of persons to serve in each of such subordinate classifications on a full-time and/or part-time basis and the compensation of each shall be as determined by the Borough Council from time to time.
B. 
The hiring of patrol officers and promotions to ranks other than the Chief of Police shall be made pursuant to the Rules and Regulations of the Civil Service Commission of the Borough of Carlisle, which shall be approved by resolution of the Borough Council from time to time and shall be in accordance with applicable provisions of the Pennsylvania Borough Code.
C. 
All applicants selected by Borough Council from the eligibility list submitted by the Civil Service Commission of the Borough of Carlisle shall receive a conditional offer of employment as follows:
(1) 
The offer of employment shall be conditioned upon the conditional appointee undergoing a physical and psychological medical examination and a determination that the conditional appointee is capable of performing all the essential functions of the position. Physical medical examinations shall be under the direction of a physician or other qualified medical professional. Psychological medical examinations shall be under the direction of a psychiatrist or psychologist.
(2) 
The physician or other qualified medical professional and the psychiatrist or psychologist shall be appointed by Borough Council and shall render an opinion as to whether the conditional appointee has a physical or mental condition which calls into question the person's ability to perform all of the essential functions of the position for which the person was conditionally appointed.
(3) 
If the opinion rendered by the physician, other qualified medical professional, psychiatrist or psychologist calls into question the conditional appointee's ability to perform all essential functions of a position, a person designated by Borough Council shall meet with the conditional appointee for the purpose of having one or more interactive discussions on whether the conditional appointee can, with or without reasonable accommodation, perform all the essential functions of the position.
(4) 
If, at the conclusion of the interactive discussion under Subsection C(3), Borough Council determines that the conditional appointee is not qualified, Borough Council shall give written notice to the conditional appointee and the Commission.
(5) 
No physical or psychological medical examination is authorized prior to conditional appointment.
(6) 
As used in this Subsection C, the following definitions shall apply:
MEDICAL EXAMINATION
Any examination, procedure, inquiry or test designed to obtain information about medical history or a physical or mental condition which might disqualify an applicant if it would prevent the applicant from performing, with or without a reasonable accommodation, all of the essential functions of the position.
PHYSICIAN
An individual as defined in the Pennsylvania Statutory Construction Act, 1 Pa. C.S.A. § 1991, as amended.
QUALIFIED MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL
An individual, in collaboration with or under the supervision or direction of a physician, as may be required by law, who is licensed:
(a) 
As a physician assistant pursuant to the Act of December 20, 1985 (P.L. 457, No. 112), known as the "Medical Practice Act of 1985,"[1] or the Act of October 5, 1978 (P.L. 1109, No. 261), known as the "Osteopathic Medical Practice Act;"[2] or
(b) 
As a certified registered nurse practitioner pursuant to the Act of May 22, 1951 (P.L. 317, No. 69), known as "the Professional Nursing Law."[3]
[1]
Editor's Note: See 63 P.S. § 422.1 et seq.
[2]
Editor's Note: See 63 P.S. § 271.1 et seq.
[3]
Editor's Note: See 63 P.S. § 211 et seq.
D. 
Borough police officers, other than the Police Chief, shall establish residency within the Borough of Carlisle or within 15 miles of the Borough not later than 60 days after their permanent appointment following the probationary period.
[Amended 5-8-1975 by Ord. No. 1159, approved 5-8-1975]
Nothing herein contained shall affect the authority of the Mayor to appoint special policemen and/or utilize the Carlisle fire police during emergencies.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note. For provisions regarding fire police, see Ch. 22, Art. II.