[HISTORY: Adopted by the Council of the Borough of Lansdale as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Emergency management — See Ch. 37.
[Adopted 10-15-1980 by Ord. No. 1224 (Ch. 65A, Art. II, of the 1972 Code)]
The Borough Council of the Borough of Lansdale hereby signifies its desire to participate in the Montgomery County Mutual Aid Plan and available county emergency services or supplies, which provides for the receipt and/or supplying of police protection under situations created by civil disobedience and/or natural disasters.
Participation in the Montgomery County Mutual Aid Plan will be in accordance with the standard operating procedure developed by the Mutual Aid Committee of Montgomery County setting forth the procedure and defining the methods to be used in requesting aid, the county agencies participating and the services to be rendered by them, the procedures for participating police departments, insurance protection, responsibility for equipment, defining the responsibilities of all police departments in the county and responding to the call for assistance.
The Chief of Police of the Borough of Lansdale Police Department or the officer in charge in the Chief's absence shall have the following power and authority:
To request assistance from other municipalities in the event of an emergency situation created by civil disobedience and/or natural disaster occurring within the Borough of Lansdale. The request for such assistance shall be made to the Montgomery County Communications Center in accordance with procedures established by the municipalities participating in the Montgomery County Mutual Aid Plan.
To be in charge of all personnel sent to the Borough of Lansdale in response to the request for assistance.
To provide up to 10% of the Department's strength, if possible, when responding to a request for assistance in another municipality.
The Chief of Police of the Borough of Lansdale Police Department may join with the Chiefs of Police of other participating municipalities and authorities in Montgomery County to establish the procedure necessary to implement this Mutual Aid Plan.
The police personnel responding to a request for assistance in the Borough of Lansdale shall have the same authority as the Borough of Lansdale police personnel. Borough of Lansdale police personnel responding to a request for assistance in another municipality shall have the same authority of the police personnel of the requesting municipality and shall be relieved of duty not more than eight hours after reporting.
The Chief of Police of the Borough of Lansdale Police Department shall, at the time of requesting assistance, request the District Attorney of Montgomery County to provide an Assistant District Attorney to act as legal supervisor, and the District Attorney shall assign such Assistant District Attorney.
If requested by the Chief of Police of the Borough of Lansdale Police Department during an emergency within the Borough of Lansdale, the Sheriff of Montgomery County shall dispatch vans for the transportation of prisoners, and the Sheriff shall determine the availability of detention facilities for adults and juvenile prisoners.
The Borough of Lansdale shall pay the costs of its own personnel called to duty in an emergency situation as defined under the Mutual Aid Plan. Montgomery County shall provide insurance covering all liability of the personnel performing on behalf of the mutual aid squad and the municipalities.
Montgomery County shall supply, at county expense, all equipment required by the mutual aid squad, except for equipment which is regularly issued by the Borough of Lansdale Police Department and each participating municipality.