[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Jenkintown as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Article I Police Department
[Adopted 8-25-1980 by Ord. No. 80-16]
The appropriate officials of the Borough are hereby authorized to enter into and execute on behalf of the Borough any and all agreements necessary under the Joint Municipal Activity Act to carry out the purpose of providing for police mutual aid during emergencies resulting from natural disasters and/or civil disorders in accordance with the terms of this article.
The Chief of Police or the duly authorized officer in command in his absence shall have the authority to request assistance under such agreements from other municipalities in the event of an emergency or imminent emergency resulting from natural disasters and/or civil disorders. Such request shall be made through the Montgomery County Emergency Operating Center.
Any police officer of any municipalities responding to and providing such mutual aid in the event of an emergency resulting from natural disasters and/or civil disorder shall have the same authority and powers within the Borough of Jenkintown as a police officer of the Borough for the duration of such emergency.
The Chief of Police shall be the commander of all police officers provided within the Borough. The Chief of Police, in cooperation with other municipal authorities, including Montgomery County, shall have the power to establish procedures to implement this agreement.
The Chief of Police or the duly authorized officer in command in his absence shall have the authority to send to any municipality requesting aid up to a maximum of 10% of the Borough's Police Department for a period of eight hours. The Borough shall pay out of the general fund any salary payable to such officers sent. The salaries of any officers requested to serve in the Borough shall be paid by the sending municipality. All other costs shall be paid by the County of Montgomery or the municipality requesting mutual aid.
This article and any agreements under it shall continue in effect until terminated by subsequent ordinances of the Borough.