[1974 Code Sec. 2-15]
The Council shall:
Appoint and fix the number, rank and compensation of the police and prescribe all necessary rules and regulations for the organization of the Police Department.
Appoint and fix the compensation of a Chief of Police, who shall be responsible for the supervision of the Department.
Demote, dismiss and discipline any member of the Department only upon notice and opportunity to be heard and in accordance with existing law.
[Ord. No. 210, passed 6-14-1990]
The Chief of Police shall be responsible to Council and shall account to Council for the enforcement of the law, prevention of crime and protection of life and property. The responsibility and accountability for the administration of the Police Department shall include, but not be limited to, the following:
Organization and scheduling.
Training and evaluation of personnel.
Employment of and supervision of school guards, firepolice and other supportive personnel.
Maintenance of proper records and submission of required reports.
Conformance with administrative policies established by Council.
Cooperation with other law enforcement agencies.
Control of departmental expenses.
Enforcement of the Discipline Code.
Management of the Department by such management standards as may be designated and promulgated by the Council.
Reporting and accounting to the Council, through the Public Safety Committee, on a periodic basis, all of the above functions, that period to be at least once a month.
The Chief of Police may from time to time and in emergencies be required by the Council to occupy and perform any police duty.
In the discharge of his or her duties pursuant to this section, the Chief of Police may from time to time consult or confer with the Township Manager concerning any matters affecting or involving the general administration of the Township or requiring interdepartmental cooperation or coordination between the Police Department and any other department or function of the Township.