No police officer shall engage in outside employment without the written consent of the Chief of Police.
[Amended 4-23-2013 by Ord. No. 1455; 7-7-2015 by Ord. No. 1504-15; 12-18-2018 by Ord. No. 1569-18]
Outside employment relating to the employment of Borough police officers for services such as, but not limited to, emergency traffic control, traffic management for site development, special event assignments for charitable or public interest groups shall be permitted upon the deposit by the prospective employer into escrow the sum of $140 times the number of hours the police officer will be utilized at least five business days in advance of the date on which police officers are to be employed by the private employer.
Consideration will be given to any nonprofit organization in the Borough of Emerson requiring police services for its effort to hold community fundraisers or sponsor community events. The fee per officer per hour will be $50 plus the Borough administrative fee. The Borough has the option of also charging an administrative fee based on the input of the Chief of Police and the Borough Administrator. The 2018 administrative fee is $34.31. All officers regardless of rank or seniority will receive the same $50 per hour rate of compensation.
[Amended 12-18-2018 by Ord. No. 1569-18]
The Borough shall be provided with an actual account of hours worked, certified as true by both the private employer and the police officer. The police officer shall be paid from the escrowed funds at the prevailing senior patrolman’s hourly overtime rate, which will change yearly and follow the contract signed and authorized between PBA 206 and the Governing Body, and other deductions shall be made as required for such payroll disbursements in addition to such administrative costs as are permitted by law and/or regulation.
All monies escrowed in excess of the costs and charges of the services actually provided shall be returned to the private person or entity within a reasonable period of time.
The Chief Financial Officer of the Borough shall establish a dedicated by rider trust fund for the receipt of fees when police officers perform outside employment services. The Chief Financial Officer shall keep a separate ledger for each escrow established by each individual employer and make specific notations as to the disbursements and purpose thereof.