[Adopted 4-11-1991 by Ord. No. 10-1991]
Pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40A:14-156.1, there is hereby established a mutual aid agreement with all other municipalities in Atlantic County, New Jersey, who adopt a reciprocal ordinance to provide mutual police aid in case of emergency. This agreement shall apply whenever the City of Egg Harbor City may have an emergency within its boundaries requiring additional police assistance to protect life and property or to assist in suppressing a riot or disorder and whenever another municipality in this county who has enacted a reciprocal ordinance may experience a similar emergency requiring additional police assistance.
The Chief or Head of the Police Department of Egg Harbor City is authorized to request assistance from the Chief or other Head of the Police Department of another municipality within Atlantic County to provide aid during and after said emergency.
The Chief or Head of the Police Department of Egg Harbor City shall provide assistance to another municipality or municipalities in Atlantic County making a valid request to supply such personnel and equipment as required to the extent possible without endangering persons or property within the City of Egg Harbor City. The members of the Police Department supplying aid shall have the same powers, authority, rights and immunities of the members of the police force of the municipality to which assistance is rendered.
The City of Egg Harbor City shall, upon providing assistance to another municipality who has enacted a reciprocal mutual aid ordinance, assume the cost and expense of providing its personnel and equipment to the requesting municipality, except in such instances when the requesting municipality receives state or federal aid by way of reimbursement. In such circumstances, the cost incurred shall be submitted to the community requesting assistance.
Members of the police force of the City of Egg Harbor City suffering injury, or their legal representatives if death results, while rendering assistance in another municipality shall be entitled to all such benefits they would have realized if injury or death had occurred in the performance of normal duties in the City of Egg Harbor City.