Village of Scarsdale, NY
Westchester County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Scarsdale 3-12-1957 by L.L. No. 4-1957; amended in its entirety 3-14-1989 by L.L. No. 6-1989. Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Appearance tickets — See Ch. 15.
Traffic Violations Bureau — See Ch. 90.
Section 5711-q, Subdivision 22, of the Unconsolidated Laws, as added thereto by L. 1972, c. 891, § 2, as it applies to the Village of Scarsdale, is hereby amended to read as follows:
   "Special policemen. The Board of Trustees of the Village of Scarsdale may appoint as many citizens as it deems advisable to serve as special policemen, without pay, in the case of riot, pestilence or invasion, on election day, on a day of public celebration, on occasions of emergency or disaster or on such occasions and at such times as the Chief of Police of the Scarsdale Police Department may deem necessary or advisable for the training and drilling of special policemen. Such appointment shall be made only for a specified time. While so serving at the direction of said Chief of Police, such special policemen shall be vested with all the powers and privileges and shall perform all the duties of policemen in the regular police force of the Village. Each such special policeman shall wear a badge to be furnished by the Chief of Police. In making the appointments as special policemen, preference shall be given those listed on the civil service list for policemen available."
[Added 11-25-1997 by L.L. No. 10-1997; amended 4-26-2005 by L.L. No. 1-2005; 6-25-2019 by L.L. No. 4-2019]
A. 
The following conditions shall apply to the assignment of police officers under this section:
(1) 
The Chief of Police, with the approval of the Village Manager, may, upon written request from an individual citizen or organization, assign police officers for private-duty assignments in public or private places within the Village.
(2) 
All such assignments shall be of police officers who are not scheduled or required for other Police Department duties, such determination to be made by the Chief of Police in his sole discretion.
(3) 
The Chief of Police shall approve the specific location and type of duty assignment for such police officers.
(4) 
All such police officers so assigned shall be considered to be on duty for all purposes, including being listed on duty rosters and being subject to the supervision and direction of all their superior officers, including reassignment and relocation.
(5) 
All such police officers so assigned shall be paid the prevailing pay rate and shall receive no payment from nor shall they be subject to any direction or supervision from the requesting citizen or organization. Each police officer so assigned shall receive a minimum of three hours' pay, regardless of time actually worked.
(6) 
The Chief of Police shall cause to be kept an accurate record of the time devoted to such private-duty assignments by the police officers and shall, as soon as practicable, following completion of each private-duty assignment, render a bill in the name of the Village to the individual citizen or organization which requested such private-duty assignment, in accordance with the fee schedule set forth in Subsection B(1) below. All fees set forth in such bills shall be promptly paid to the Village.
(7) 
The Chief of Police shall, at the close of the fiscal year, file a report with the Village Manager listing all officers assigned to private duty, number of hours and total amount paid to each officer.
B. 
Fees.
(1) 
The charge for private-duty assignments to a requesting organization or citizen shall be at the average hourly rate of the police officers who shall be available for such assignments, plus an amount to cover the Village's costs for the fringe benefits of the assigned officer(s).
C. 
Applicants for this service shall sign a hold harmless agreement, satisfactory to the Village Attorney, indemnifying the Village, its employees and officers against any claims arising from such assignment.