[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Shippensburg 12-2-1992 by Ord. No. 615, approved 12-29-1992. Amendments noted where applicable.]
There is hereby established, pursuant to the Act of July 12, 1972, No. 180, as amended, 53 P.S. § 481 et seq., a police department in cooperation with the Township of Shippensburg, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, to be known as the "Mid Cumberland Valley Regional Police Commission." A copy of the Articles of Agreement and the Charter of said Commission is attached hereto and incorporated herein by reference.
Editor's Note: Copies of these documents are on file in the office of the Borough Secretary.
The Mid Cumberland Valley Regional Police Commission shall be organized as an unincorporated association and shall have a perpetual existence, unless terminated sooner in accordance with the terms of the Charter.
The purpose of the Mid Cumberland Valley Regional Police Commission is to establish and operate a police department for the purpose of providing protection to persons and property within the corporate boundaries of Shippensburg Township, Cumberland County and the Borough of Shippensburg, Cumberland and Franklin Counties, Pennsylvania. The Council of the Borough of Shippensburg hereby expressly delegates to the Mid Cumberland Valley Regional Police Commission those powers and duties of a police department established pursuant to the Borough Code, Act of February 1, 1966, P.L. 1656, No. 581, as amended, 53 P.S. § 45101, et seq.
The Council of the Borough of Shippensburg shall from time to time, but not later than October 31 of each year, appropriate such sum or sums from the general revenues of the Borough of Shippensburg as are necessary to provide the revenue necessary to operate the Mid Cumberland Valley Regional Police Commission, according to the formula for funding set forth in the Charter thereof.
The Commission shall have the power and authority to acquire, in its own name, such property, real or personal, as is necessary to operate the Commission. It shall have the power, by action of a majority of the members of the Commission, to manage such property and to lease or license the use thereof and to dispose of the property under its control. In the event of the termination of the Commission, the property, real or personal, shall be returned to the members of the Commission according to the formula set forth in the Charter of the Commission.
The Mid Cumberland Valley Regional Police Commission shall have the power to enter into contracts for the purchase of benefits for its employees, including but not limited to contracts for group life insurance, payment of social security, health benefits, employee collective bargaining agreements pursuant to Acts 111 and 195, as well as such other contracts as may from time to time be required.