[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Lock Haven as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Fire Department — See Ch. 59.
[Adopted 1-16-1968 by Ord. No. 641A (Ch. 1, Part 6A, of the 2003 Code of Ordinances)]
As used in this article, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- All those persons who have applied for the position of police officer in the City of Lock Haven, by written application and according to the regulations set forth by the Civil Service Commission of the City of Lock Haven.
All applicants shall have first passed a civil service examination and shall have been recommended by the examining board for appointment to the police force.
No applicant shall be appointed to the police force without first passing a physical examination by a medical doctor and being approved by him to be in good physical condition.
Those applicants who have served in the armed forces of the United States shall be given veterans' preference in accordance with the regulations set forth by the Civil Service Commission.
All applicants who are appointed to the police force shall be on a probationary status for a period of one year and permanent appointment shall be automatic unless disapproved by City Council prior to completion of one year of service.
[Adopted 4-3-1972 by Ord. No. 821A (Ch. 1, Part 6B, of the 2003 Code of Ordinances)]
There is hereby created an Auxiliary Police Department in the City of Lock Haven, which shall be under the control of and responsible to the Director of Public Safety of the City of Lock Haven.
Said Auxiliary Police Department shall consist of 10 members, who shall be nominated by and serve at the pleasure of the City Manager.
Each person who is appointed to serve as an auxiliary policeman shall, before entering upon his duties, take an oath in writing before the Mayor of the City of Lock Haven, which oath shall be provided by law.
The City Manager or the Director of Public Safety may call the auxiliary police to active duty during any period of distress, disaster or emergency except in cases of labor disturbance.
Auxiliary policemen, appointed as prescribed herein, may also be designated to serve as special school police.
Auxiliary policemen on active duty shall have the same powers as regular police officers and shall perform such other duties as may be assigned to them by the Director of Public Safety; auxiliary policemen, when on active duty in a municipality other than the City of Lock Haven, shall have the same powers in such municipality as regular police officers thereof; the powers herein conferred may be exercised by auxiliary policemen only after they report for active duty and until they are relieved from duty.