[Adopted 5-2-2005 by Ord. No. 2005-1]
The Board of Supervisors of the Township of Warwick hereby approves and the appropriate officers of the Township are hereby authorized and directed to execute the mutual aid agreement which is attached hereto and incorporated by reference and noted as Exhibit A. A copy of the mutual aid agreement is available for inspection and review at the Township offices. The mutual aid agreement may be amended, from time to time, subsequent to the enactment of this article, in order to conform to any requirements imposed by any laws and/or regulations of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania or the United States.
The duration of the term of the said Agreement is for a period of one year and thereafter from year to year until terminated as provided for therein.
The purpose and objective of the said agreement is to provide for the creation of a response team composed of police officers from the Township of Warwick and the other member Police Departments from Bucks County that are parties to the said agreement in order to respond to high-risk emergency situations which exist within the geographical boundaries of said participating municipalities, and to otherwise back up an established team on the scene of an existing high risk emergency.
Each participating municipality shall be responsible for providing workmen's compensation, errors and omissions insurance, law enforcement liability and general liability insurance coverage, at its own cost, on each of its respective police officers participating pursuant to the mutual aid agreement. All other costs and expenses associated with the said agreement shall be equally shared and paid by the participating municipalities.
Each participating municipality may contribute property to be used to carry out the purpose and objective of the said agreement, which property shall be itemized and listed as an exhibit to said agreement and shall be returned to the contributing municipality, in its then existing condition, upon withdrawal of such municipality from the said agreement in accordance with the terms thereof.
This article is being enacted pursuant to the provisions of the Act 60 1995 Second Class Township Code reenacting and amending the act of May 1, 1933 (PA.. 103, No. 69) entitled "An Act Concerning Townships of the Second Class," and the Pennsylvania Intergovernmental Cooperation Law, 53 Pa.C.S.A. § 2301 et seq.