[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Middletown 12-12-1960 by Ord. No. 406, approved 1-5-1961. Amendments noted where applicable.]
The existing Police Department is hereby recognized and reestablished in and for the Borough of Middletown. The Chief of Police shall be the Chief Executive of the Police Department. He shall, under the direction of the Mayor, be in charge of the police force and have supervision over its members in the exercise of their powers, duties and authority.
[Added 3-19-1979 by Ord. No. 743, approved 3-19-1979]
The Middletown Police Department regulations of February 1975 are hereby approved. It is (severably) provided that such approval relates back to 1975, when first approved.
[Amended 2-9-1976 by Ord. No. 681, approved 2-9-1976; 4-12-1982 by Ord. No. 814, approved 4-12-1982]
Subordinate to the Chief of Police, in the Police Department, the following classifications are recognized and established: Sergeants, corporals, patrolmen, part-time patrolmen, Detective Sergeants and Detectives. The number of persons to serve in each subordinate classification, on a full-time or a part-time basis, and the compensation of each shall be as determined by the Borough Council from time to time.
Editor's Note: Former § 60-4, Police Secretary, added 2-4-1985 by Ord. No. 889, approved 2-4-1985, was repealed 1-5-1987 by Ord. No. 933, approved 1-5-1987.
Nothing herein contained shall affect the authority of the Mayor to appoint special policemen.
[Added 11-5-2012 by Ord. No. 1289]
There is hereby created, in accordance with Section 1313.1 of the Pennsylvania Borough Code, a sinking fund for the accumulation of capital to repair and replace capital equipment used by the Police Department as it becomes obsolete. The sinking fund shall be known as the "Police Sinking Fund."
Editor's Note: See 8 Pa.C.S.A. § 1313.1.
The Police Sinking Fund shall be used solely to finance the purchase of new police equipment to be used by the Police Department in the provision of law enforcement services; repairs to and replacements of equipment used by the Police Department in the provision of law enforcement services; construction, renovation, and improvement of buildings and facilities utilized by the Police Department for police business; updates to technology infrastructure; and such other capital improvements as may from time to time be necessary.
The Police Sinking Fund shall be funded by income generated by the Police Department through the collection of fines, fees, and assessments.
The Police Sinking Fund shall be under the direction of Borough Council, in consultation with the Public Safety Committee, and money from the Police Sinking Fund shall be paid out only upon approval of Borough Council.