[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Council of the Township of Parsippany-Troy Hills as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Interlocal services and agreements — See Ch. 33.
[Adopted by Ord. No. 99:36]
Whereas, provisions of N.J.S.A. 40A:14-156 et seq. and N.J.S.A. 40:8A-1 et seq. authorize mutual aid agreements for the rendering of police assistance outside the normal territorial jurisdiction of the municipality; and
Whereas, in accordance with the foregoing statutory provisions, the Township Council of the Township of Parsippany-Troy Hills wishes to enter into a mutual aid agreement known as the "Morris County Regional Emergency Deployment System (MCREDS)" to render supplemental law enforcement assistance in the event of an emergency, disaster or widespread crisis;
Now, therefore, be it ordained by the Township Council of the Township of Parsippany-Troy Hills in the County of Morris and State of New Jersey, as follows.
Pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40A:14-156 et seq. and N.J.S.A. 40:8A-1 et seq., and as otherwise provided by law, the Mayor and Municipal Clerk are hereby authorized to execute a mutual aid agreement with the County of Morris and the municipalities within the County of Morris for the provision of supplemental law enforcement assistance in the event of an emergency, disaster or widespread crisis, which agreement shall include, but not be limited to, the following terms and conditions:
Each party agrees that in the event of an emergency, disaster or widespread crisis within the municipal jurisdiction of any other party, the appropriate services will be provided upon request and to the extent reasonably possible without endangering persons or property within the municipality rendering such assistance.
All mutual aid rendered pursuant to the mutual aid agreement and MCREDS plan shall be provided without charge or expense to the municipality receiving such assistance. By executing the mutual aid agreement, each party acknowledges that it shall be solely responsible for the provision of any and all salary and other benefits for its personnel, whether paid or volunteer, rendering assistance within the other municipality, to the same extent as if such personnel were performing their duties within the municipality providing the assistance.
The mutual aid agreement shall have an initial term of one year and shall be automatically renewed for additional and successive one-year terms, unless and until one of the parties thereto elects to terminate the agreement by providing prior written notice to the other parties to the agreement.