Borough of Hatboro, PA
Montgomery County
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[Ord. 809, 5/22/1989, § 1]
This Part shall be known as the "Police Department Ordinance of the Borough of Hatboro."
[Ord. 809, 5/22/1989, § 2]
The Police Department of the Borough of Hatboro is hereby established and shall consist of the Chief of Police and other uniformed and nonuniformed personnel as shall be deemed necessary and appropriate from time to time by Borough Council.
The number and rank of uniformed or nonuniformed officers serving under the Chief of Police shall be determined by Borough Council, and promotions within the established positions shall be made in accordance with the current civil service procedures.
[Ord. 809, 5/22/1989, § 3]
The Chief of Police, under the direction of the Mayor, shall command the Police Department and shall have the direct supervision of and responsibility for the proper conduct and exercise of the duties and powers of the other members of the Police Department.
[Ord. 809, 5/22/1989, § 4]
In the absence or incapacity of the Chief of Police, the senior ranking officer in the department shall assume and carry out the duties of the Chief of Police.
[Ord. 809, 5/22/1989, § 5]
Each classification of employment hereby established within the Police Department by Borough Council shall assume and carry out such duties and powers as may be assigned to the classification by Borough Council and by the Mayor in accordance with the law, or by department regulations promulgated by the Mayor, in addition to the powers and duties conferred upon police or peace officers by law.
[Ord. 809, 5/22/1989, § 6]
The Chief of Police shall be appointed by Borough Council to serve at the pleasure of Borough Council, subject to any conditions as may be conferred upon the Chief of Police by law. Compensation, manner of hire, dismissal or retirement and all other conditions of employment shall be fixed by Borough Council.
All full-time police officers shall be appointed by Borough Council, after selection by current civil service rules and regulations. Compensation and certain conditions of employment shall be fixed by Borough Council.
Part time police officers may be appointed by Borough Council to work shifts for vacationing or ill full-time officers, or to provide additional manpower during emergencies, special events or any other time deemed necessary by Borough Council. Officers serving as part-time police officers shall have completed requirements of Act 120, and will be sworn as a police officer with full police powers as provided by this Part and by law.