[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Town of Sykesville as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Adopted 3-11-1982 by Ord. No. 123]
Personnel of the Police Department, both sworn and nonsworn, together with all necessary equipment, may lawfully go or be sent beyond the territorial limits of Sykesville to any point within or without the State of Maryland under the following circumstances:
Upon the instruction of the Chief of Police or his designees acting at the request of the State of Maryland, another state or the District of Columbia, a county or a municipal corporation.
Pursuant to any mutual agreement as to which Sykesville is a party.
Pursuant to any statute of the State of Maryland, ordinance of Sykesville or the common law.
The authority contained in § 30-1 is not intended to limit the authority currently existing for police personnel to act outside of the territorial limits of Sykesville.
[Adopted 5-11-1992 by Ord. No. 194]
The Chief of Police is hereby empowered to establish and maintain an auxiliary police force to be known as the "Sykesville Auxiliary Police" to assist the Sykesville Police Department in the matters set forth herein.
The Sykesville Auxiliary Police shall perform the following duties under the direction of the Sykesville Police Department:
Render assistance as requested in major disasters and emergencies as determined by the Chief of the Sykesville Police Department; and
Render assistance as requested with regard to directing and controlling vehicular and pedestrian traffic and parking at such functions within the jurisdiction of the Sykesville Police Department; and
Such other duties as may be directed by the Chief of Police.
Sykesville Auxiliary Police shall have the powers necessary to carry out the functions as directed by the Sykesville Police Department as set forth herein. Members of the Sykesville Auxiliary Police shall not be deemed police officers or Town policemen as defined by the Town or by the Town Charter and shall not have general arrest and law enforcement powers, shall not carry or use firearms while on duty and shall not have general investigative responsibility.
Candidates for the Sykesville Auxiliary Police shall be recommended by the Chief of Police, approved and appointed by the Mayor and Council and must meet such criteria as may be established by the Chief of Police. Members of the Sykesville Auxiliary Police shall receive no compensation. Prior to exercising any duty as a member of the Sykesville Auxiliary Police, each auxiliary police officer shall take the oath of office similar to the oath taken by regular police officers.
Each member of the Sykesville Auxiliary Police shall, upon dismissal, surrender all equipment, uniforms and other property belonging to the Sykesville Police Department or Sykesville Auxiliary Police.
The Mayor and Council may, in its sole and absolute discretion, with or without cause, discharge and dismiss at any time, any member of the Sykesville Auxiliary Police. The Chief of Police may, with or without cause, temporarily suspend any member of the Sykesville Auxiliary Police pending action by the Mayor and Council.
The Chief of Police shall be empowered to promulgate such rules, regulations and orders governing the Auxiliary Police as he may deem necessary, subject to the approval by resolution of the Council of such rules, regulations and orders.