[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Irondequoit 2-5-1981 as L.L. No. 2-1981. Amendments noted where applicable.]
There is hereby established in the Town of Irondequoit, pursuant to the provisions of the Suburban Town Law and Municipal Home Rule Law of the State of New York, a department which shall be known and may be cited as the "Town of Irondequoit Public Safety Department."
Editor's Note: See Article 3-A of the Town Law.
As used in this chapter, unless the context or subject matter otherwise requires, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- CHIEF OF POLICE
- The town officer who is the chief executive officer of said Department.
- The Town of Irondequoit Department of Public Safety.
There shall be in the Town of Irondequoit a Department of Public Safety. The chief executive officer and administrative head of the Department shall be the Chief of Police, who shall be appointed by the Town Board for the term fixed by law at such salary as may from time to time be fixed by the Town Board. Except as otherwise provided for herein, the Chief of Police shall have charge of the administration of the Department.
There shall be within the Department of Public Safety the following divisions:
Such other further divisions as may from time to time hereinafter be deemed necessary and established as hereinafter provided.
Each of said divisions shall be supervised by an administrative officer who shall be in charge of such division.
Generally. The powers and duties of the divisions shall be under the administration, direction and control of the Chief of Police, and each of the divisions shall be supervised by a division head. The Chief of Police shall be in charge of the Administrative Division; the Chief of Police shall also be in charge of the Police Division and shall have all the powers and duties conferred upon him or her by law; the Animal Control Officer shall be in charge of the Animal and Dog Control Division; and the Civil Defense Coordinator shall be in charge of the Civil Defense Division.
[Amended 5-21-1996 by L.L. No. 2-1996]
Administrative Division. The Administrative Division shall have charge of and be responsible for the general administration of intradepartmental matters, including office and shop management and budget coordination; purchasing control; cost studies and analysis; and supervision of personnel matters assigned by the Chief of Police or the Town Board.
Police Division. The Police Division shall have charge of and be responsible for the general safety and welfare of the town and its people, protect property, peace and good order as provided under criminal, civil, motor vehicle, local or other duties and responsibilities prescribed by law.
Animal and Dog Control Division. The Animal and Dog Control Division shall have charge of and be responsible for the enforcement of any provision of the State Agriculture and Markets Law, Public Health Law and local laws or ordinances pertaining to matters of dogs and animals.
Editor's Note: Former ~ 114.23E, Traffic Control Maintenance Division, which immediately followed this subsection, was repealed 5-21-1996 by L.L. No. 2-1996.
Civil Defense Division. The Civil Defense Coordinator shall have charge of and be responsible for local natural and man-made disaster preparedness coordination, which shall include the preparation and maintenance of a local disaster plan, any organizational arrangements and response capability required to execute the provisions of the disaster plan.
Other powers and duties. The Chief of Police, acting by and through any of said existing or hereafter named divisions, shall be empowered to perform such other duties and functions that are prescribed to be performed by him or her in any law, ordinance or resolution of the Town Board or lawful directive of the Supervisor; however, the Chief of Police may delegate any of his or her powers to or direct any of his or her duties to be performed to a head of a division.
All costs and expenses incurred by the Department or its officers or employees on behalf of a special improvement district or special town project shall be charged against such district or project and paid from the funds duly appropriated for the purpose of such district or project, subject to approval by the Town Board.
Nothing herein contained shall be construed to delegate or transfer any power of the Town Supervisor contained in ~~ 29, 52 and 125 of the Town Law of the State of New York, as amended or changed, or any other powers which may be lawfully exercised by said Supervisor.
Nothing herein contained shall be construed to delegate, transfer or diminish any power of the Board of Police Commissioners or the Town Board acting as the Board of Police Commissioners.