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Borough of Bay Head, NJ
Ocean County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Bay Head 12-18-1984 as § 2-12 of the 1984 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Amended 6-2-1992 by Ord. No. 1992-8; 2-16-1999 by Ord. No. 1999-2; 2-2-2009 by Ord. No. 2009-02; 12-7-2015 by Ord. No. 2015-25]
The Police Department of the Borough is hereby established and shall consist of the ranks or positions of Chief of Police, Captain, Lieutenant, Sergeant, Detective, patrolman and special law enforcement officers, as the Mayor and Council may from time to time designate and appoint.
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All applications for positions shall be made in writing, and no person duly appointed, except special law enforcement officers, shall be dismissed except in the manner provided by law.
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All appointments to the Police Department shall be made by the Mayor with the advice and consent of the Council. In cases of emergency, the Chief of Police may make temporary appointments until the next meeting of Council, and in the absence of the Chief for any reason, emergency appointments shall be made by the Police Committee.
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The immediate supervision and control of the Police Department and the members thereof shall be in the Chief of Police.
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It shall be the duty of the Chief of Police to preserve the peace and to properly enforce all laws of the State of New Jersey and ordinances of the borough. He shall faithfully and promptly obey or cause his Department to obey such orders or rules and regulations as may from time to time be made.
The Mayor and Council hereby subdelegate the authority to promulgate rules and regulations concerning the conduct and duties of the officers and men, the uniform and insignia to be worn and such other matters as may be necessary for the proper management and regulation of the Police Department to the Chief of Police and Police Committee of Council. Such rules and regulations shall be adopted by resolution and shall be known as "Police Department Rules and Regulations" and shall be binding upon each member and employee of the Department.
The headquarters of the Police Department shall be established in the municipal building of the Borough of Bay Head. The Mayor and Council may establish such substations as may from time to time be necessary for the proper enforcement of the laws and for the better protection of the borough and its inhabitants.
[Amended 10-21-1986 by Ord. No. 1986-13; 3-19-2002 by Ord. No. 2002-3; 12-7-2015 by Ord. No. 2015-24; 6-5-2017 by Ord. No. 2017-05]
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Special law enforcement officers shall be authorized to perform all duties and responsibilities allowed to be performed as provided in the Special Law Enforcement Officers Act, subject to the supervision and direction of the Police Chief. Special law enforcement officers may be employed as either Class One and/or Class Two special law enforcement officers, as those classifications are established and described in the Special Law Enforcement Officers Act, N.J.S.A. 40A:14-146.8 et seq.
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The number of Class One special law enforcement officers hired by the Borough shall be at the discretion of the Police Chief, but shall not exceed ten Class One special law enforcement officers. Class One special law enforcement officers shall meet all the requirements and terms for appointment and continued employment which are set forth in the Special Law Enforcement Officers Act.
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The number of Class Two special law enforcement officers hired by the Borough shall be at the discretion of the Police Chief, but shall not exceed ten Class Two special law enforcement officers. Class Two special law enforcement officers shall meet all the requirements and terms for appointment and continued employment which are set forth in the Special Law Enforcement Officers Act.
[Added 5-15-2001 by Ord. No. 2001-4; 2-2-2009 by Ord. No. 2009-02; 2-16-2016 by Ord. No. 2016-03]
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The Chief of Police shall have the right to issue general orders to members of the Police Department concerning extra duty performed for outside contractors to ensure that public safety needs of the community are appropriately addressed and that such outside employment is carried out in accordance with applicable state rules and regulations.
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Extra-duty work performed by police officers for outside contractors, which assignments are undertaken at the sole option of the employee, shall be paid through the payroll system of the Borough. The general work rate shall be $75 per hour, with the employer being permitted to subtract an administrative charge of $15 per hour, netting the employee $60 per hour. If extra work is performed between 7:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m., the work rate shall be $85 per hour with the employer being permitted to subtract an administrative charge of $15 per hour, netting the employee $70 per hour.