Roselle Park Model Ordinance for Auxiliary Police

Roselle Park Model Ordinance for Auxiliary Police
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  WHEREAS, N.J.SA. 40A:14-146.10 provides for the appointment of Special Police (hereinafter referred to as “Auxiliary Police”) by municipalities to augment the forces of the regular policedepartment in the event of unusual or emergency circumstances; and Section 1:Pursuant to N.J.S.A 40A:14-146.10 et seq., there is hereby created within theBorough of Roselle Park, a Class I Volunteer Auxiliary Police Unit. The Borough may appointAuxiliary Police for terms not exceeding one (1) year and may revoke such appointments for four months or less without cause or hearing. Auxiliary Police shall be under the control and supervisionof the Chief of Police of Roselle Park.Section 2:APPOINTMENT AND QUALIFICATIONSA.No person shall be appointed by the Police Commissioner or appropriate authorityestablished by law as a member of the auxiliary police unless:1.The appointee is a resident of the State during the term of appointment;2.The appointee is a resident of the Borough of Roselle Park.3.The appointee is able to read, write, and speak the English language well and intelligently and has a high school diploma or its equivalent:4.The appointee is sound in body of good health;5.The appointee is of good moral character;6.The appointee has not been convicted of any offense involving dishonesty or whichwould make him/her unfit to perform the duties of his/her office;7.The appointee has successfully undergone the same psychological testing that isrequired of all full/time police officers in the municipality or has successfullyundergone a program of psychological testing approved by the Commission;B.The Auxiliary Police shall not carry or be issued fire-arms or other similar weapons.C.Every applicant for the position of Auxiliary Police who is appointed shall have fingerprintstaken, which fingerprints shall be filed with the Division of State Police and the FederalBureau of Investigation.D.Auxiliary Police shall comply with the rules and regulations applicable to the conduct and decorum of the regular police within the municipality.E.No person shall be appointed to serve as an Auxiliary Police officer in more than one localunit at the same time, nor shall any permanent regularly appointed full-time police officer of the Borough of Roselle Park be appointed as an Auxiliary Police officer in any local unit. No public official with responsibility for setting law, enforcement policy or exercisingauthority over the budget of the Borough of Roselle Park or supervision of the policedepartment of the Borough of Roselle Park shall be appointed as an Auxiliary Police officer.F.Before any Auxiliary Police officer is appointed, the Chief of Police, or, in the absence of the Chief, the designee of the Chief of Police shall ascertain the eligibility and qualificationsfor the applicant and report these determinations in writing to the appointed authority.  G.Any person who, at any time prior to appointment, had served as a duly qualified, fully-trained full-time officer in any municipality of this State and who was separated from that prior service in good standing. shall be eligible to serve as an Auxiliary Police officer.Section 3:POWERS AND DUTIESA.The duties of the Auxiliary Police shall include but not be limited to service to the Boroughof Roselle Park with regard to special events, or functions and traffic control. In addition, dulyappointed regular Auxiliary Police shall have all the powers of on duty regular police officers at thefollowing times only:1.During any emergency, as defined in N.J.S.A. App. A:9-33 et seq., as amended and supplemented 2.During any practice, drill, or activity in preparation for such emergency dulyauthorized by the State Civilian Defense Director.3.While actually engaged in training while attached to the Police DepartmentSection 4:TRAINING UNDER THE POLICE DEPARTMENTThe Auxiliary Police are hereby attached to the Roselle Park Police Department for the purpose of training. During the period of time that the Auxiliary Police are attached to the PoliceDepartment, they shall be under the supervision of the Chief of Police.Section 5:If any section, subsection, paragraph, sentence, clause, phrase, or portion of thisordinance shall be adjudged invalid for any reason whatsoever, such portion shall be deemed aseparate, distinct, and independent provision, and such holding shall not affect the validity of theremaining portions hereof which shall remain in full force and effectSection 6:That all other ordinances and parts of ordinances in conflict or inconsistent with theordinance are hereby repealed, but only to the extent of such conflict or inconsistency.Section 7:That this ordinance shall take effett after final passage and upon expiration twenty(20) days following publication unless otherwise provided by resolution of the Governing Body.
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