[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Westbury 1-19-1978 by L.L. No. 2-1978 (Ch. 4A of the 1964 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
The Board of Trustees has determined that the health, safety, welfare and good order of the residents of the village and the general public require the proper coordination of auxiliary police activities and functions within the village with the Nassau County Police Department and appropriate civil preparedness authorities to ensure optimum performance of their duties during times of civil defense emergencies and authorized auxiliary police drill periods. To properly effect such coordination, it is deemed appropriate to establish the office of Auxiliary Police Coordinator for the village and to compensate said Coordinator for his services.
Unless otherwise expressly provided, the following words, for the purpose of this chapter, shall have the meanings hereinafter indicated:
- AUXILIARY POLICE COORDINATOR (HEREINAFTER, "COORDINATOR")
- The coordinator appointed under authority of this chapter of the Code.
- AUXILIARY POLICE FORCES
- The unit or other organization of auxiliary police established and directed by the Nassau County Police Department pursuant to the New York State Defense Emergency Act and serving only the territory encompassing the village.
The Board of Trustees hereby creates the office of Coordinator of Auxiliary Police for the Village of Westbury.
The Mayor, with the approval of the Board, shall appoint as Auxiliary Police Coordinator a resident of Nassau County, 18 years of age or older, who has had prior experience and training in the field of federal, state or local law enforcement or as a peace officer or military police officer, who is interested in the proper performance of auxiliary police forces within the village and who is willing and able to devote adequate time and effort to the performance of his duties as hereinafter specified.
The initial term of Auxiliary Police Coordinator shall commence with his appointment on approval by the Board and shall continue until the annual meeting of the Board for the year 1979. Subsequent appointments shall be made by the Mayor, with approval of the Board, at the annual meeting of the Board and shall continue for a term of two years.
Vacancies in the office of Auxiliary Police Coordinator occurring for reasons other than expiration of term of office shall be filled by appointment of the Mayor, without Board approval, and the individual so appointed shall serve for the remainder of the unexpired term of the Coordinator originally appointed with Board approval.
The Auxiliary Police Coordinator shall discharge the following duties of office:
Advise the Mayor and Board with respect to all matters affecting the proper organization, recruitment, training, funding, equipping, provision of facilities, direction and operation of the auxiliary police forces within the village.
Coordinate the activities of the auxiliary police forces within the village with the appropriate commanders of the Nassau County Police Department and assist and advise such auxiliary police forces in matters of administration, funding and other aid furnished by the village and other levels of government, as appropriate.
Recommend to the Mayor and Board and to the Nassau County Police Department qualified candidates for the position of chief of auxiliary police forces and other superior officers thereof within the village.
Make an annual report to the Board, on or before December 31 of each year, summarizing the activities of the auxiliary police forces within the village during the preceding year, reflecting staffing levels, training achievements, drills, police actions taken by force members, a current roster of members by date of appointment, rank and training and other items of interest, including any recommendations as to means of improving performance of auxiliary police forces within the village, and recommend budget appropriations for the succeeding year.
Make such other reports to the Mayor or Board as are specifically requested.
Institute and maintain a system of property accountability for all property and equipment furnished to auxiliary police forces within the village in whole or in part from village funds or public subscriptions and ensure that proper records are kept in connection therewith.
The Coordinator shall be paid annual compensation for his services, from funds appropriated therefor, in such amounts as the Board may, by resolution, from time to time determine.
The Coordinator shall submit to the Board annually, with his annual report, a proposed budget for auxiliary police purposes, and all expenses of his office shall be paid from funds appropriated therefor.
Nothing herein contained shall be construed to confer upon the Coordinator any police function or authority to control or direct auxiliary police forces in the performance of duties assigned to them by the Nassau County Police Department.