[Adopted 11-14-1974 as Ch. 54, Art. II, of the 1974 Code]
[Amended 6-16-1994 by Ord. No. 14-1994; 11-10-1994 by Ord. No. 27-1994]
All applicants for appointment to the Police Department shall be qualified for appointment as required by law, ordinance and Civil Service rules and regulations. Pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40A:14-123.1a, the City of Egg Harbor City shall, before any person shall be appointed as a member of the Police Department and police force, classify all the duly qualified applicants for the position or positions to be filled in the following classes:
Further, within each such classification, duly qualified applicants who are veterans shall be accorded all such veterans' preferences as are provided by law. Persons discharged from the service within six months prior to making application to such municipality who fulfill the requirements of N.J.S.A. 40A:14-123.1 and who, thereby, are entitled to appointment not withstanding their failure to meet the New Jersey Residency Requirement at the time of their initial application shall be placed in Class III.
In accordance with N.J.S.A. 40A:14-123.la, the City of Egg Harbor City shall first appoint all those in Class I and then those in each succeeding class in the order above listed in Subsection A(1) and shall appoint a person or persons in any such class only to a vacancy or vacancies remaining after all qualified applicants in the preceding class or classes have been appointed or have declined an offer of appointment.
Subsections A and B shall apply only to initial appointments and not to promotional appointments of persons already members of the Police Department; and, further, promotions of persons already members of the Police Department shall be made in accordance with applicable law and in accordance with the continuing provisions of this section.
In accordance with N.J.S.A. 40A:14-122.4, promotions to positions on the Police Department and force shall be based upon merit as determined by suitable promotion tests for such position; provided, however, that a resident shall be appointed rather than a nonresident thereof in any instance in which the resident and nonresident achieve the same final average score in such test.
Editor's Note: Ordinance No. 27-1994 also repealed original § 54-15, Modified qualifications for appointment and membership.