Town of Bethlehem, NY
Albany County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Bethlehem as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Adopted 2-24-1988 by L.L. No. 1-1988]
It is the intent of this article to establish and provide for the maintenance of an Investigation Fund to be used by the Town of Bethlehem Police Department as part of its law enforcement activities.
It shall be the purpose of this article to provide immediate access to the funds to enable the Bethlehem Police Department to conduct undercover and other lawful police activities.
This article shall authorize the Bethlehem Police Department to maintain an account for the purpose set forth herein. The account shall bear the title "Investigation Fund of the Bethlehem Police Department" and shall be funded in the initial amount of $3,000.
The Police Department shall maintain a ledger book showing the amounts expended, dates and general purposes, but need not maintain records nor report the names of informants or any other information intended to be confidential. Said records shall be available for review by the Town Comptroller.
Only the Chief of Police or his designee shall be authorized to utilize these funds.