[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Webb as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Adopted 5-14-1991 by L.L. No. 2-1991]
The Town of Webb hereby extends the provisions and benefits of Public Officers Law § 18 to the officers and employees of the Town of Webb and further agrees to be responsible for the costs incurred pursuant to such provisions.
The Town of Webb empowers the Town Board of the Town of Webb, in its discretion, to approve provision for defense of criminal actions brought against a Town officer or employee when such Town officer or employee is alleged to have committed a criminal act during the course of his public employment, provided that prior approval for provision of said defense is granted by the Town Board.
[Adopted 4-7-1998 by L.L. No. 3-1998]
The Town of Webb shall provide and be responsible for the defense of any civil action or proceeding brought against a duly appointed police officer of the Town of Webb for a negligent act or other tort of such police officer committed while in the proper discharge of his duties and within the scope of his employment.
The Town of Webb shall indemnify and save harmless any duly appointed police officer of the Town of Webb from any judgment for punitive or exemplary damages arising out of a negligent act or other tort of such police officer committed while within the proper discharge of his duties within the scope of his employment.