Township of Parsippany-Troy Hills, NJ
Morris County
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Table of Contents
Table of Contents
[Amended by Ord. No. 91:23; Ord. No. 93:15; Ord. No. 94:15]
The Mayor is hereby designated, pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40A:14-118, as the person to whom the Chief of Police shall be directly responsible for the efficiency and routine day-to-day operations of the Police Department.
[Amended by Ord. No. 91:23; Ord. No. 93:15; Ord. No. 94:15]
The Mayor shall establish such policies, in accordance with law, as he deems appropriate for the operation of the Police Department.
[Amended by Ord. No. 91:23; Ord. No. 93:15; Ord. No. 94:15]
The Chief of Police shall be responsible to the Mayor for the effectuation of the policies established by the Mayor, and the Chief shall:
A. 
Administer and enforce rules and regulations and special emergency directives for the disposition and discipline of the force and its officers and personnel;
B. 
Have, exercise, and discharge the functions, powers, and duties of the force;
C. 
Prescribe the duties and assignments of all subordinates and other personnel;
D. 
Delegate such of his authority as he may deem necessary for the efficient operation of the force, to be exercised under his direction and supervision; and
E. 
Report at least monthly to the Mayor on the operation of the force during the preceding month and make such other reports as may be required by the Mayor.
[Amended by Ord. No. 91:23; 2-25-2003 by Ord. No. 2003:03; 6-17-2003 by Ord. No. 2003:21; 1-25-2005 by Ord. No. 2005:01; 12-20-2005 by Ord. No. 2005:30; 9-18-2012 by Ord. No. 2012:34; 11-20-2018 by Ord. No. 2018:26]
A. 
The Department shall consist of not more than 113 full-time active-duty members. The table of organization shall be as follows:
(1) 
Not more than one Chief of Police;
(2) 
Not more than one Deputy Chief;
(3) 
Not more than three Captains;
(4) 
Not more than six Lieutenants;
(5) 
Not more than 20 Sergeants; and
(6) 
Not more than 81 patrol officers.
B. 
Any position that is authorized under this table of organization shall be filled at the discretion of the Mayor.
C. 
Any position heretofore established under a previously adopted table of organization which is in excess of the number of positions currently authorized shall be retained by the incumbent member occupying said position until a vacancy is created by the retirement, removal, death or resignation of the incumbent member.
[Amended 12-20-2005 by Ord. No. 2005:31]
The Department, under the supervision and direction of the Chief of Police, shall:
A. 
Preserve the public peace, prevent crime, and detect and arrest offenders against the penal laws and ordinances effective within the Township.
B. 
Administer and enforce laws and ordinances to regulate, direct, control and restrict the movement of vehicular and pedestrian traffic and the use of the streets by vehicles and persons generally.
C. 
Remove all nuisances in the public streets, parks and other public places.
D. 
Inspect and observe all places of public assemblage and all places of business requiring any state or municipal license or permit and report thereon to the appropriate department.
E. 
Operate a training program to maintain and improve the efficiency of the members of the force.
A. 
Special law enforcement officers may be appointed in such numbers and classifications as may be set forth hereinafter. Such special law enforcement officers shall serve under the direction of the Chief of Police and shall perform the duties and responsibilities permitted by law, subject to any and all rules and regulations adopted pursuant to such law.
B. 
Special law enforcement officers shall be appointed by the Mayor for terms not exceeding one year but may be reappointed as needed and as permitted by law. Such special officers shall not be members of the police force.
C. 
In accordance with the Special Law Enforcement Officers Act, N.J.S.A. 40A:14-146.8 et seq., there shall be three classifications of special law enforcement officers, based upon the duties to be performed by the officers, as follows:
[Amended 8-21-2018 by Ord. No. 2018:15]
(1) 
Class One. Officers of this class shall be authorized to perform routine traffic detail, spectator control and similar duties. Class One officers are hereby authorized to issue summonses for disorderly persons and petty disorderly persons offenses, violations of municipal ordinances and violations of Title 39 of the New Jersey Revised Statutes. The use of a firearm by an officer of this class shall be strictly prohibited, and no Class One officer shall be assigned any duties which may require carrying or use of a firearm. The Police Department shall be authorized to have appointed to it Class One officers, not to exceed 10 at any time.
(2) 
Class Two. Officers of this class shall be authorized to exercise full powers and duties similar to those of a permanent, regularly appointed full-time police officer. The use of a firearm by Class Two officers may be permitted under the conditions set forth in N.J.S.A. 40A:14-146.8 et seq. The Police Department shall be authorized to have appointed to it Class Two officers, not to exceed 10 at any time.
(3) 
Class Three. Officers of this class shall be authorized to exercise full powers and duties similar to those of a permanent, regularly appointed full-time police officer. The use of a firearm by Class Three officers may be permitted under the conditions set forth in N.J.S.A. 40A:14-146.8 et seq. The Police Department shall be authorized to have appointed to it Class Three officers, not to exceed five at any time.
D. 
The powers, rights and duties of all special enforcement officers shall immediately cease and terminate at the expiration of the term for which they were appointed. Any such appointment which is four months or less may be revoked without cause or hearing.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Former Subsection E, regarding the maximum number of special police officers, which immediately followed, was repealed 8-21-2018 by Ord. No. 2018:15.
[Amended by Ord. No. 89:82]
Pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40A:14-141, there shall be one or more Police Chaplains appointed by the Mayor for one-year terms, each such term to commence January 1 and to end December 31 of each calendar year. The Police Chaplain shall serve as a member of the Police Department without rank and without salary. Persons appointed and serving as Police Chaplains shall be ordained clergymen in good standing, serving in congregations within the Township.
[Amended by Ord. No. 99:27; Ord. No. 2001:02; 2-13-2007 by Ord. No 2007:02; 12-16-2008 by Ord. No. 2008:36]
The hourly fee for traffic control services or security services provided by special police officers of the Township Police Department shall be based on the hourly wage paid to the special officer assigned to the project and as dictated by the established white collar salary ranges in effect at the time. There shall be an additional fee of $2 per hour to offset administrative charges.
[Amended by Ord. No. 99:16]
All police officers with the exception of special law enforcement officers shall be entitled to the following benefits upon retirement:
A. 
The Township shall pay the entire cost of health care premiums for all retired officers (and their eligible dependents) who retire in good standing on a disability pension from the Police and Firemen's Retirement System;[1] provided, however, that such health insurance coverage shall become secondary coverage at such time that the retired officer becomes eligible for coverage under the Federal Medicare Program.
[1]
Editor's Note: See N.J.S.A. 43:16A-1 et seq.
B. 
The Township shall pay the entire cost of health care premiums for all retired officers (and their eligible dependents) who retire in good standing with 25 years or more of service credit in the Police and Firemen's Retirement System[2] and with at least 15 years of service with the Township at the time of retirement; provided, however, that such health insurance coverage shall become secondary coverage at such time that the retired officer becomes eligible for coverage under the Federal Medicare Program.
[2]
Editor's Note: See N.J.S.A. 43:16A-1 et seq.
[Amended by Ord. No. 99:30; Ord. No. 2001:02; 11-27-2007 by Ord. No. 2007:49; 3-16-2010 by Ord. No. 2010:03; 9-17-2013 by Ord. No. 2013:29]
A. 
The fees for full-time police officers of the Township of Parsippany-Troy Hills for off-duty services shall be as follows:
(1) 
All off-duty (per hour rate):
(a) 
Regular rate: $65.
(b) 
Premium rate: $85.
(c) 
Discounted regular rate: $50.
(d) 
Discounted premium rate: $75.
(2) 
Effective January 1, 2015, the off-duty, per hour rate shall be:
(a) 
Regular rate: $70.
(b) 
Premium rate: $97.50.
(c) 
Discounted regular rate: $50.
(d) 
Discounted premium rate: $75.
B. 
Services performed by off-duty, full-time police officers of the Township of Parsippany-Troy Hills shall be billed at a minimum duration of four hours up to the fourth hour worked at the regular rate. All work in excess of four hours will be billed at a minimum duration of eight hours up to the eighth hour work at the regular rate. Any work in excess of eight hours will be billed in two-hour segments at the premium rate. The premium rate shall also be billed for any work that is performed on those holidays observed by the Parsippany-Troy Hills Police Department.
C. 
Notwithstanding the provisions of Subsection B herein, a discounted regular rate shall be charged for the first eight hours of any shift to any person, firm, or corporation, including any public utility, who hires off-duty full-time police officers of the Township of Parsippany-Troy Hills for a minimum of four hours per day, five days per week, every week, for a minimum of six consecutive months. To qualify for the discounted regular rate, the necessary quantity of hours for the entire six-month period must be contracted for at least 14 days in advance of the first day of the applicable six-month period. For all persons or entities that qualify for the discounted regular rate, the discounted premium rate shall be charged for each hour worked on a holiday observed by the Township of Parsippany-Troy Hills Police Department and for each hour worked in excess of eight on a single shift.
D. 
Any work requiring the use of a marked vehicle will be billed to the employer at the following rate.
(1) 
Use of a marked vehicle:
(a) 
Up to four-hour shift: $50.
(b) 
Four- to eight-hour shift: $100.
E. 
For failure to notify the Police Department a minimum of two hours prior to a scheduled off-duty job, or if the police officer reports to the scheduled job and the contractor cancels, the contractor will be charged a minimum of four hours at the appropriate rate.
F. 
There shall be an additional charge of $10 per hour to offset administrative charges.
G. 
All work will be paid for in advance and deposited in an escrow account to be held with the Finance Department of the Township of Parsippany-Troy Hills, with the exception of work performed for the Parsippany Board of Education, the Township and the New Jersey Department of Transportation and work related to emergencies.