Township of Branchburg, NJ
Somerset County
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[Ord. #76-294; Ord. #86-493; Ord. #96-714]
[Ord. No. 2005-1003 § 1]
As used in this section, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
a. 
CHIEF OF POLICE – Shall mean the Branchburg Township Chief of Police or his designee. In the absence of a Chief of Police and a designee, "Chief of Police" shall mean the highest ranking officer of the Branchburg Police Department or, if more than one, the officer with the greatest seniority.
b. 
CRIMINAL HISTORY RECORD BACKGROUND CHECK – Shall mean a determination of whether a person has a criminal record by cross-referencing that person's name and fingerprints with those on file with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Identification Division and the State Bureau of Identification in the Division of State Police.
c. 
RECREATION DIRECTOR – Shall mean the Branchburg Township Recreation Director or the person designated by the Township Committee to act in place of the Recreation Director under this section.
d. 
TOWNSHIP ADMINISTRATOR – Shall mean the Branchburg Township Administrator or the person designated by the Township Committee to act in place of the Township Administrator under this section.
e. 
YOUTH RECREATION WORKER – Shall mean a present employee or applicant for employment with the Township, over the age of 18 years, whose employment, as determined by the Recreation Director and the Township Administrator, will involve any Township recreation program in which minors will participate.
f. 
MINOR – Shall mean a child under the age of 18 years.
[Ord. No. 2005-1003 § 1]
a. 
Every youth recreation worker shall submit to a Criminal History Record Background Check whenever requested to do so by the Recreation Director and the Township Administrator.
b. 
The Township shall conduct a Criminal History Record Background Check only upon receipt of a written application and written consent from a youth recreation worker.
c. 
Every youth recreation worker shall submit to the Chief of Police, in the form and manner required by the Recreation Director and the Township Administrator, the following:
1. 
Name;
2. 
Address;
3. 
Fingerprints;
4. 
Written application (including all information required thereon); and
5. 
Written consent for Criminal History Record Background Check.
d. 
The Chief of Police shall submit information for Criminal History Record Background Checks through the New Jersey Department of Law and Public Safety to the State Bureau of Identification in the Division of State Police. The State Bureau of Identification shall conduct the Criminal History Record Background Checks and report the results to the Chief of Police.
e. 
The Chief of Police shall inform the Recreation Director and the Township Administrator whether or not the youth recreation worker's Criminal History Record Background Check reveals a conviction of any crime or offense enumerated in N.J.S. 15A:3A-3, as that section may be amended from time to time.
f. 
The Township shall bear the costs associated with conducting the Criminal History Record Background Checks required by this section.
[Ord. No. 2005-1003 § 1]
Every youth recreation worker who is arrested for or charged with any crime or offense enumerated in N.J.S. 15A:3A-3, as that section may be amended from time to time, shall immediately report the details of such arrest or charge to the Recreation Director and the Township Administrator.
[Ord. No. 2005-1003 § 1]
a. 
No person shall be employed by the Township as or permitted to serve as a youth recreation worker who has not submitted to a Criminal History Record Background Check as required by this section.
b. 
No person shall be employed by the Township as or permitted to serve as a youth recreation worker whose Criminal History Record Background Check reveals a conviction of any crime or offense enumerated in N.J.S. 15A:3A-3, as that section may be amended from time to time. A Criminal History Record Background Check revealing such a conviction shall constitute grounds for rejection for employment or immediate termination.
c. 
Failure to submit to a required Criminal History Record Background Check shall constitute grounds for rejection for employment or immediate termination.
d. 
The submission of false, incomplete or misleading information as part of a required Criminal History Record Background Check shall constitute grounds for rejection for employment or immediate termination.
e. 
Failure to submit information as required by subsection 13-1.3 shall constitute grounds for rejection for employment or immediate termination.