[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Commissioners of Penn Township 12-17-1975 by Ord. No. 188 (Ch. 35 of the 1975 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Amended 8-20-2012 by Ord. No. 742]
A Police Department is hereby established in and for Penn Township. The Chief of Police shall be the chief executive of the Police Department. He shall, under the administrative direction of the Township Manager, be in charge of the police force and have supervision over its members in the exercise of their powers, duties and authority.
Subordinate to the Chief of Police in the Police Department, the following classifications are hereby established: Lieutenant, Detective, Sergeant and patrolman, or those of such classification to which the Board of Commissioners shall at any specific time have appointed one or more police officers. The priority of authority among such subordinate classifications shall be in the order listed.
Nothing herein contained shall affect the authority of the Board of Commissioners to appoint special policemen during emergencies.