Township of Middle, NJ
Cape May County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Middle 9-21-2020 by Ord. No. 1610-20. Amendments noted where applicable.]
This is hereby created the Middle Township Law Enforcement Community Engagement Committee.
The committee would give a voice to a diverse group with a shared mission - to foster trust and mutual respect between the police and the community.
This Committee shall consist of nine members appointed by the governing body, whereas the Chairperson shall be appointed by the Mayor, and said board shall be made up of a balanced mix of local clergy, educators, a representative from the Concerned Citizens of Whitesboro, a member of the local chapter of the NAACP, a representative from the Township's social service partners, and three appointed members that reside in Middle Township.
The panel would include a liaison for the MTPD, who would furnish the Committee with quarterly data on police interaction in the community, updates on new and existing programs, and partner with the Committee to enhance communication and understanding of available resources.
The initial appointees to the Board shall serve terms as follows:
4 regular members
Three-year term
3 regular members
Two-year term
2 regular members
One-year term
Thereafter, all subsequent or reappointed members shall serve a term of three years commencing January 1.
The members of the Law Enforcement Community Engagement Committee shall serve without compensation.
The Committee will meet on a quarterly basis and hold biannual public meetings with Township residents to hear their concerns and ideas.
The Law Enforcement Community Engagement Committee shall have no policymaking powers, nor shall it have the power to hire employees or otherwise expend moneys.
Any other ordinances in conflict or inconsistent with this chapter are hereby repealed, to the extent of such conflict or inconsistency.
Should any section, paragraph, sentence or clause or phrase of this chapter be declared unconstitutional or invalid for any reason, the remaining portions of this chapter shall not be affected thereby and shall remain in full force and effect and to this end the provisions of this chapter are hereby declared to be severable.
This chapter shall become effective immediately upon final passage and publication, according to law.