Township of South Fayette, PA
Allegheny County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Commissioners of the Township of South Fayette 2-7-1933 by Ord. No. 136. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Emergency services — See Ch. 19.
Police Pension Fund — See Ch. 60, Art. I.
Curfew — See Ch. 141.
The Board of Township Commissioners may appoint one or more Township Policemen, who shall serve for such length of time as the Township Commissioners shall designate and who shall be ex-officio constables of the township and may, without warrant and on view, arrest and commit for hearing any and all persons guilty of a breach of the peace, vagrancy, riotous or disorderly conduct or drunkenness; who may be engaged in any unlawful act tending to imperil the personal security or endanger the property of the citizens of the township; who may be engaged in the unlawful hunting or shooting of any kind of game on any privately owned property within the township; or violating any of the ordinances of the township for the violation of which a fine or penalty is imposed, and shall be subject to such other rules and orders as the Board of Township Commissioners may from time to time prescribe.
Said Township Policemen, when on duty, shall wear a badge or shield with the words "Township Police, Township of South Fayette," inscribed thereon, which badge shall be furnished by the township.[1]
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Editor's Note: Former § 69-3, which immediately followed this section and set forth compensation for Township Policemen, was deleted at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).
The Board of Township Commissioners may require each Township Policeman to furnish a bond in such amount, with approved sureties, as the Board of Township Commissioners shall direct, conditioned to protect and save and keep harmless the Township of South Fayette from any and all damages occasioned by false or illegal arrests or from any misconduct in office which would subject the township to damages.[1]
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Editor's Note: Former § 67-5, which immediately followed this section and set forth penalties for violation of this chapter, was deleted at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).