[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Lloyd 3-5-1986 by L.L. No. 1-1986. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Pursuant to Article 10, § 150, of the Town Law of the State of New York, the Town hereby establishes a Police Department. This Police Department shall henceforth be known as the "Town of Lloyd Police Department."
An individual shall have the following qualifications to be appointed Chief of Police of the Lloyd Police Department. He shall:
The Chief of Police shall:
Be chief of operational activities of the Town Police Department.
Be a resident of the Town of Lloyd.
Receive such compensation as provided by the Town Board.
Be responsible for the planning and implementation of all law enforcement responsibility conferred upon the members of the Department of Law.
Maintain the records of the operations of the Police Department and shall report at least semiannually to the Town Board.
Be the chief financial officer of the Police Department; and all expenditures made by said Department shall have his written approval upon a voucher stating the nature of the expense to be undertaken.
Prepare an annual budget to be submitted to the Town Board in the month of September of each year and, upon approval of the budget, shall be responsible for the operation of the Police Department within the limits of that budget.
If extraordinary or unanticipated circumstances require supplemental funds, advise the Town Board of the same and shall appear before said Board.
Be the custodian of all property belonging to the Police Department and shall take all necessary steps to maintain and preserve the same.
There shall be the office of patrolman, which patrolman shall have the full power of a policeman. Said patrolman shall be subject to the direction of the Chief of Police. Said patrolman shall be appointed by the Town Board in accordance with this chapter, the Town Law and other appropriate provisions of the law as required. Said patrolman shall be paid on a hourly basis as approved by the Town Board.
No individual shall be appointed to the Police Department, nor continue as a member thereof, who shall not be a citizen of the United States, who has been convicted of a felony, who shall be unable to read and write understandably the English language or who is less than 18 years of age.
Upon taking office, the Chief of Police and all patrolmen shall be given and shall sign the oath of office, to be filed with the Town Clerk.
Members of the Police Department shall act as police officers of the Town of Lloyd. They shall enforce all federal, state and local laws and shall be responsible for the control of traffic within the municipality.
The Town will fund the Police Department on an annual-budget basis beginning in January of each year. To effectuate this, the Chief of Police must recommend and the Town Board must approve the proposed police budget in time to be included in the next year's Town budget. The Town shall, from time to time, pay salaries and other fixed expenses. Other expenses shall be paid by the Town only after the voucher is approved by the Chief of Police.
All equipment purchased by the Police Department will be the property of the Lloyd Police Department and the Town of Lloyd. The Chief of Police and members of the force shall have custody of vehicles and equipment and shall be responsible for maintaining the same and keeping an accurate inventory thereof. Such inventory shall be available upon request of the Town Board.
The Town Board, at any time, by resolution, may establish a Board of Police Commissioners for the Town and may appoint one Police Commissioner, who shall, at the time of his appointment and throughout his term of office, be an owner of records of real property in and an elector of the Town and who shall serve without compensation and at the pleasure of the Town Board. In addition, the Town Board shall designate two Town Board members to serve as Police Commissioners.
[Amended 2-15-1990 by L.L. No. 1-1990]
The Town Board may, by resolution at any time, abolish such Police Commission, and thereupon the Town Board only shall exercise the power conferred upon it.
The position of Constable of the Town of Lloyd is hereby abolished. The Town Board shall employ temporary police officers to be known as "special policemen" in accordance with Article 10, § 158, of the Town Law of the State of New York, when in the public interest such as are determined to be necessary or desirable.