Village of Lake George, NY
Warren County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Lake George 8-3-2004 by L.L. No. 15-2004; amended in its entirety 4-3-2017 by L.L. No. 5-2017. Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Appearance tickets — See Ch. 5.
The purpose and intent of this chapter of the Village of Lake George is to protect the public health, welfare and safety of the residents and visitors of the Village of Lake George. The Board of Trustees of the Village of Lake George finds that registering and hiring of peace officers is necessary to enforce its local laws, and exercise any other power authorized by any general or special law or charter whenever acting pursuant to his or her special duties, provided such power is not inconsistent with the provisions of the Penal Law or this chapter.
For the purposes of this chapter only, the following words shall be interpreted and defined as follows:
CONSTABLE
A peace officer.
DESIGNEE
A New York State Department of Criminal Justice Services registered peace officer authorized by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Lake George to hire, terminate, and train other peace officers.
PEACE OFFICER
A person authorized and defined by New York State Criminal Procedure Law § 2.10(1), as regulated by the Division of Criminal Justice Services.
A. 
The Lake George Village Board of Trustees shall be empowered to register, hire, and terminate peace officers pursuant to the authority granted it under New York State Criminal Procedure Law § 2.10(1) as regulated by the Division of Criminal Justice Services.
B. 
The Lake George Village Board of Trustees shall be empowered to register, hire, and terminate a designee to carry out its powers set forth hereunder.
C. 
Compensation for peace officers shall be set forth by the Lake George Village Board of Trustees on an annual basis.
D. 
Peace officers may also be known as constables.
E. 
A peace officer may be a resident of Warren County or any county in New York State immediately contiguous to Warren County. By the adoption of this § 38-3E, it is the intention of the Board of Trustees of the Village of Lake George to specifically supersede Village Law § 3-300 and Public Officers Law § 3, as same may have required a peace officer to be a resident of the Village and to permit any such peace officer appointed by the Lake George Village Board of Trustees to register, hire, and terminate individuals as peace officers who reside in Warren County or any county in New York State immediately contiguous to Warren County.
If any clause, sentence, paragraph, subdivision, section, or part of this chapter or the application thereof to any person, individual, corporation, firm, partnership, entity, or circumstance shall be adjudged by any court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid or unconstitutional, such order or judgment shall not affect, impair or invalidate the remainder thereof, but shall be confined in its operation to the clause, sentence, paragraph, subdivision, section or part of this chapter, or in its application to the person, individual, corporation, firm, partnership, entity, or circumstance directly involved in the controversy in which such order or judgment shall be rendered.
This chapter shall take effect immediately upon filing in the office of the Secretary of State of New York State.