[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Commissioners of the Township of Penn 10-15-1990 by Ord. No. 550. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Police Department — See Ch. 42.
The Township of Penn has evidenced its intent to participate in the Municipal Drug Task Force activities in cooperation with the commonwealth's Office of Attorney General designed to interdict the illegal use and trafficking of narcotics and other illegal drugs within its municipal boundaries, as well as within the boundaries of nearby communities, and, further, the Township of Penn has evidenced its intent to enter into a Municipal Police Cooperative Agreement with other municipalities located within the corporate limits of the County of Westmoreland, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
The purpose and objectives of these agreements include region-wide coordination of municipal police activities in an effort to combat illegal narcotics and drug trafficking.
These agreements may include intergovernmental cooperative activities with adjacent and nearby municipal governments as part of a regional effort to interdict illegal drug activities.
The Township of Penn shall utilize the services of its police force, both full-time as well as part-time, under the conditions set forth in these agreements and in compliance with the Municipal Police Jurisdiction Act, 42 Pa.C.S.A. § 8953.
The Township of Penn shall establish, pursuant to the terms of these agreements which are attached hereto and incorporated as a part of this chapter, appropriate procedures to comply with all relevant provisions of these agreements and relevant regulations, direction and guidance from the Office of the Attorney General.
The terms of these agreements shall commence upon the signing thereof by the Township of Penn, the Office of the Attorney General of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and any other signatory municipality which has also evidenced its intent to enter and participate in the Municipal Drug Task Force Agreement and may be terminated at any time upon 30 days' written notice.
These agreements shall be financed with the assistance of funds supplied by the Office of the Attorney General of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
The organizational structure necessary to implement the terms of these agreements shall be covered by directives, procedures and guidance from the Office of the Attorney General and other area police departments.
All property, real or personal, acquired, managed or disposed of pursuant to these agreements shall be in accordance with both the terms of these agreements, as well as the directives, procedures and guidance of the Office of the Attorney General.
The municipality shall retain responsibility for the management, control and direction of its employees with assistance, financial or otherwise, from the Office of the Attorney General.
The Chairman of the Board of Commissioners of the Township of Penn and the Secretary of the Township of Penn are hereby authorized to execute any and all agreements necessary to implement the provisions of this chapter.