Town of Wilton, CT
Fairfield County
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Nothing contained in this ordinance shall be construed to affect the power of the Board of Selectmen to appoint special constables pursuant to Chapter 95 of the General Statutes, Revision of 1958, as amended, provided, however, that no special constables hereafter so appointed shall either be deemed members of the Police Department or have jurisdiction or control over the Police Department or its members.
The members of the Police Department shall have all such authority with respect to the service of criminal process and the enforcement of the criminal laws as is vested by the General Statutes in police officers and constables and, to the extent permitted by law, may summon and arrest persons violating the laws of this state or the ordinances of the Town of Wilton.
All persons holding appointments as special constables of the Town of Wilton at the time this ordinance shall take effect shall be entitled to become members of the Police Department without loss of or prejudice to rank, seniority, pay, pension or any other existing rights, benefits or enrollments held by reason of service as a special constable and upon accepting such membership in the Police Department, the appointments of such persons as special constables shall expire and terminate and the Board of Selectmen is hereby authorized to terminate, at its discretion, any agreement concerning a resident state trooper now existing between the Town of Wilton and the State of Connecticut.