[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Spring Lake 6-1-2004 by Ord. No. 18-2004; amended in its entirety 10-18-2005 by Ord. No. 44-2005. Amendments noted where applicable.]
The Borough Administrator or his designated municipal official or officer will be authorized to request a criminal history record background check of any person for an official governmental purpose, including, but not limited to, employment, licensing and the procurement of services.
When requested by the authorized designated municipal official any person seeking employment, a license or the right to perform services for the Borough of Spring Lake shall submit to the Borough Administrator a copy of his or her fingerprints in accordance with applicable state, and federal laws, rules and regulations.
The records, which the designated municipal official is authorized to request and receive, shall be the criminal history record information from the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Identification Section, and, if appropriate, the Division of State Police, Bureau of Identification.
In order to obtain the criminal history record information the designated municipal official shall submit the required fee, fingerprint data and request to State Bureau of Identification. The State Bureau of Identification shall receive all criminal history record information from the Federal Bureau of Investigation and shall disseminate that information to the designated municipal official. The requesting official shall follow any rules or regulations which might be promulgated by the Attorney General of the State of New Jersey pursuant to N.J.S.A. 52:14B-1 et seq.
The authorized municipal official or officer is authorized to exchange fingerprint data with and receive criminal history record information from the State Bureau of Identification in the Division of State Police and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
Any person, 18 years of age or older, at the time of commencement of participation in any youth activity, regardless of the capacity (whether as a volunteer or employee), for any program that is organized by the Borough of Spring Lake or any Spring Lake-based organization that utilizes Borough facilities must undergo a mandatory background record check.
Any person who has undergone a record check in other than the program that is utilized by the Borough may request enrollment into the Borough plan so long as it is within six months from the date of the application in a comparable background record check program, provided that it meets the threshold standards of the program utilized by the Borough of Spring Lake.
A person whose primary residence does not change must renew his or her enrollment in the background record check program every four years if the person wishes to continue as a volunteer or employee with the youth program within the Borough. Any person who changes his or her residence must undergo the full, mandatory record check in order to be re-qualified.
Any celebrity guests will be allowed to participate in programs within the Borough so long as they are under the supervision of an approved record-check participant. Additionally, this article does not apply to volunteers and employees of teams and/or organizations that are not based in the Borough of Spring Lake.
The Spring Lake Chief of Police or his designated representative shall act as the program coordinator and work with the Borough Recreation Commission or any other organization in administering this program.
Appeal from any decision to decline an applicant from participation in any activities covered by this article will be handled by the Borough Coordinator. The Borough Coordinator, at his discretion, may establish a review panel to review and decide any appeals.