[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Supervisors of the Township of Kidder 10-16-1990 by Ord. No. 83. Amendments noted where applicable.]
The Township of Kidder has evidenced its intent to participate in the Municipal Drug Task Force activities in cooperation with the Commonwealth's Office of Attorney General designed to interdict the illegal use and trafficking of narcotics and other illegal drugs within its municipal boundaries as well as within the boundaries of nearby communities.
Editor's Note: The Preamble of Ordinance No. 83 read as follows: “The Township of Kidder, Carbon County, Pennsylvania, acting pursuant to the Intergovernmental Cooperation Act, Act of July 12, 1972, No. 180 (53 P.S. § 481 et seq.) hereby enacts this Ordinance adopting a Municipal drug Task Force Agreement (hereinafter referred to as "Agreement") with the Office of the Attorney General of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to enforce narcotics and illegal drug laws and thereby to preserve the safety and welfare of the community.”
This Agreement may include intergovernmental cooperative activities with adjacent and nearby municipal governments as part of a regional effort to interdict illegal drug activities.
The Township of Kidder shall utilize the services of its police force, both full-time as well as part-time, under the conditions set forth in the Agreement and in compliance with the Municipal Police Jurisdiction Act, 42 Pa. C.S.A. § 8953.
The Township of Kidder shall establish, pursuant to the terms of the Agreement which is attached hereto and incorporated as a part of this chapter, appropriate procedures to comply with all relevant provisions of the Agreement and relevant regulations, direction and guidance from the Office of the Attorney General.
The term of the Agreement shall commence on October 16, 1990, and may be terminated at any time upon 30 days' written notice.
The purpose and objectives of the Agreement include region-wide coordination of municipal police activities in an effort to combat illegal narcotics and drug trafficking.
The Agreement shall be financed with the assistance of funds supplied by the Office of the Attorney General of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania or such funds as may be available.
The organizational structure necessary to implement the terms of this Agreement shall be covered by directives, procedures and guidance from the Office of the Attorney General and other area police departments.
All property, real or personal, acquired, managed or disposed of pursuant to this Agreement shall be in accordance with both the terms of the Agreement as well as the directives, procedures and guidance of the Office of the Attorney General.
The municipality shall retain responsibility for the management, control and direction of its employees with assistance, financial or otherwise, from the Office of the Attorney General.
The effective date of this chapter shall be the 16th day of October, 1990.