[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Supervisors of the Township of Upper Providence as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Pensions — See Ch. 28.
[Adopted 9-6-1977 by Ord. No. 192]
This article is adopted for the purpose of establishing uniform procedures for participating municipalities in Montgomery County in requesting aid and assistance during emergency situations involving civil disobedience and/or natural disasters.
It is the intention of Upper Providence Township to enter into an intergovernmental agreement in accordance with the Joint Municipal Activity Act of 1972, July 12, No. 180, to receive and supply police protection, in conformity with the guidelines set forth in the Montgomery County Mutual Aid Plan, and available county emergency services or supplies.
Editor's Note: See now 53 Pa.C.S.A. § 2301 et seq.
The Chief of Police or the commanding officer in his absence shall have authority to request assistance from other municipalities in the event of emergency.
Only the Chief of Police or, in his absence, the officer in command of the municipality in which the emergency occurs may request assistance under this plan.
The employing Chief shall initiate the request for assistance through the Montgomery County Communication Center in accord with the procedure agreed upon by the participating municipalities.
The Chief of Police of the requesting municipality shall be the Commander in Chief of all personnel sent into an emergency.
Responding departments shall provide up to 10% of their departmental strength when possible.
The responding police shall have the same authority as that of the requesting department when acting in response to a request for assistance pursuant to this agreement.
The District Attorney shall assign an Assistant District Attorney to the requesting Chief, to act as legal supervisor.
The Sheriff shall immediately dispatch vans for transport of prisoners, if requested by the supervising Chief, and shall determine the availability of adult and juvenile detention facilities.
In every instance where aid is requested, personnel supplied will be relieved of duty not more than eight hours after reporting.
The participating Police Chiefs together with Montgomery County authorities may establish procedures under which to implement this agreement.
Montgomery County shall provide insurance to cover liability of the mutual aid squad and its individual members. Each municipality shall pay the cost of its own personnel when on duty in an emergency covered by this agreement.
Montgomery County shall supply equipment required by the Mutual Aid Squad other than the regular issued equipment of each member.
This agreement shall continue in effect until terminated by subsequent ordinance of the municipality. This agreement is binding on all municipalities adopting it.
[Adopted 4-17-1995 by Ord. No. 337]
The Township of Upper Providence 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.
This agreement 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 Upper Providence shall utilize the services of its police force, both full-time and part-time, under the conditions set forth in the agreement and in compliance with the Municipal Police Jurisdiction Act, 42 Pa.C.S.A. § 8953.
The Township of Upper Providence shall establish, pursuant to the terms of the agreement which is attached hereto and incorporated as a part of this Article, appropriate procedures to comply with all relevant provisions of the agreement and relevant regulations, direction and guidance from the Office of the Attorney General.
The term of the agreement shall commence on April 18, 1995, and may be terminated at any time upon 30 days' written notice.
The purpose and objectives of the agreement include region-wide coordination of municipal police activities in an effort to combat illegal narcotics and drug trafficking.
The agreement 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 this agreement 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 this agreement shall be in accordance with both the terms of the agreement as well as directives, procedures and guidance of the office of the Attorney General.
The township 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 effective date of this Article shall be the 18th day of April, 1995.