[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Barnegat Light 1-20-1999 by Ord. No. 99-1. Amendments noted where applicable.]
The Mayor and Borough Council shall have the power to offer a reward, not to exceed $3,000.00, for the detection and apprehensive of any person guilty of murder, kidnapping, burglary, robbery, arson or other heinous crime committed in the Borough of Barnegat Light. Such reward shall be authorized by resolution of the governing body and shall be approved by the Police Chief and by a judge of the Superior Court, as required by N.J.S.A. 2A:153-4.
The Mayor and Borough Council shall have the power to offer a reward, not to exceed $500, for the detection and apprehension of any person guilty of purposefully or knowingly damaging tangible property of another by an act of graffiti in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:17-3. For the purpose of this section, the term act of graffiti means the drawing, painting or the making of any inscription on a bridge, building, public transportation vehicle, rock, wall, sidewalk, street or other exposed surface on public or private property without the permission of the owner. Such reward shall be authorized by resolution of the governing body, as required by N.J.S.A. 2A:153-4.1.
A reward offered in accordance with this chapter shall be payable to such person or persons as the Borough Council may, in its discretion and upon recommendation of the Police Chief, deem entitled thereto. The reward is to be paid after conviction out of such funds of the borough made available therefor.
No reward offered in accordance with this chapter shall be paid to any public employee whose duty it is to investigate or to enforce the law, nor to such employee's spouse, child or parent living in the same household.