[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Stillwater 12-1-1992 by Ord. No. 92-20 (§ 2-29 of the 1971 Revised General Ordinances). Amendments noted where applicable.]
It is the declared policy of the Township of Stillwater that subsequent to the passage of this chapter, a criminal history record and driver's license check, including the fingerprinting of applicants, shall be required for:
All new full-time employees hired by the Township;
All current employees who are required to operate Township-owned vehicles;
All present and future members of the Township Fire Department and First Aid and Rescue Squad; and
Every person or organization listed on applications for alcoholic beverage licenses of any class or any renewal thereof.
All requested criminal history records and driver's license checks shall be subject to the state's required user fee unless waived by the Superintendent of the New Jersey State Police.
All information secured as a result of the criminal history and driver's license record checks shall be confidential and shall be released only to appropriate officials of the Township of Stillwater involved in reviewing and acting on applications.
All affected persons shall complete an appropriate request for criminal history record information, including a security check authorization and authorization to check the applicant's driver's license status.
The security check authorization shall indicate that any criminal history and driver's license record information shall be released to the Stillwater Township Police Department.
A completed request form shall be forwarded to the Township Police Department, and thence forwarded to the New Jersey State Police, State Bureau of Identification, for report. The Chief of Police is authorized to submit SBI 212 forms and receive state criminal history record information from the Division of State Police, State Bureau of Identification, for use in considering the suitability of all persons covered under this chapter.
The Chief of Police shall advise the Township Committee of the result of the criminal history record check on all such persons.