Township of Northville, MI
Wayne County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by Board of Trustees of the Charter Township of Northville 7-11-1991 as Ch. 2 of the Code of Ordinances. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Execution of bench warrants — See Charter § C-21b.
Pursuant to the provisions of Public Act No. 426 of 1976, as amended (MCL 41.82), the Township enacts this chapter for the duties proscribed by state law for Township Constables, to require compliance with the minimum employment standards imposed by Public Act No. 203 of 1965, as amended (MCL 28.601 et seq.) and to establish liability for volitions of the provisions of this chapter.
Pursuant to the authority vested in the Township of Northville Board of Trustees by Public Act No. 426 of 1976 (MCL 41.82), no elected or appointed Constable of the Township shall exercise any power or assume any duty prescribed by the laws of the State of Michigan, except as set forth below:
A. 
Township Constables shall be authorized to serve all criminal warrants, civil notices or other criminal or civil process lawfully directed to them by the Township within the County in which this Township is situated.
B. 
Township Constables shall be authorized to serve any writ, process or order lawfully directed to them by the Township within the County in which this Township is situated.
C. 
Township Constables shall be authorized to be ministerial officers of the District Court and may be appointed as a District Court Officer and may perform the duties permitted pursuant to Public Act 236 of 1961, as amended (MCL 600.8301 to 600.8396).
D. 
Township Constables shall be authorized and may be appointed by the Township Board as traffic officers, pursuant to MCL 41.813, to perform the duties of that office, including the authority to issue appearance tickets but not to make arrests except pursuant to § 8-2.
E. 
Township Constables shall be authorized and may be appointed by the Township Board as ordinance enforcement officers to perform the duties of that office, including the authority to issue appearance tickets but not to make arrests except pursuant to § 8-2.
F. 
Township Constables shall be authorized, when directed by the Township Board, to serve as civil preparedness officers.
G. 
Township Constables shall be authorized, when directed by the Township Board, to serve as deputy conservation officers; provided, however, that such Constables obtain prior certification under regulations issued pursuant to MCL 249.2 by the Department of Natural Resources.
H. 
Township Constables shall be authorized to perform such other duties or powers of their office only when specifically so directed by the Township Board pursuant to resolution. (State law reference: MCL 41.82)
No Township Constable shall perform any peace officer function or similar statutory criminal and/or civil duty until such Township Constable shall have complied with the minimum employment standards established by the Law Enforcement Officer Training Council of the State of Michigan. In the event that a Township Constable is directed by the Township Board to obtain such training, the cost of complying with these standards in this section shall not apply when a Township Constable is authorized to perform duties under § 8-1 as set forth above. (State law reference: MCL 28.609)
No Township Constable shall carry any firearm or other weapon in the performance of his duties unless such Township Constable shall have completed a weapons training program conducted by the Michigan State Police or other certified range instruction officer and unless the Township Constable shall secure appropriate concealed weapons permits.
Any elected or appointed Township Constable who shall violate any provision of this chapter shall thereby assume sole responsibility and liability for any damages resulting from such action constituting said violation.