Article II. Police Board

Sec. 2-3. Police Board - Composition

The five members of the Town Council shall serve as the Town of Easton Police Board. (Ordinance 462 effective 1/26/2004, historical reference 2 & 358)

Sec 2-4. Same - Meetings

The Police Board shall meet regularly on the first Monday of February, May, August, and November at 6:00 p.m. or at such other time or times as the majority of the police board shall designate. The meetings shall be held in the Town Council meeting room or at such other location as the Police Board may designate. The meeting shall be open to the public. Closed Sessions shall be permitted as necessary and in accordance with law. (Ordinance 462 effective 1/26/2004, historical reference 2)

Sec. 2-5. Same - Powers and duties

The Police Board shall hear and consult with the Chief of Police regarding the police department’s building, equipment, and other budgetary needs, as well as receive input from citizens regarding the police department. In addition, the Police Board may consider such other matters as a Board member considers appropriate. (Ordinance 462 effective 1/26/2004, historical reference 2)

Sec. 2-6. Same - Records; regulations of procedure; reports.

The Police Board shall keep minutes of its meetings. The Police Board may adopt such regulations or rules for its organization and procedure as it deems necessary for carrying out its duties, including designating a chair person and establishing guidelines for public participation. (Ordinance 462 effective 1/26/2004, historical reference 2.)

Sec. 2-7 Oath of office for police officer.

Before any person appointed shall be vested with the power and authority of police officer, he shall take the oath of office required by the Charter of Easton, and shall evidence his willingness to conform to all regulations of the police department of the Town and to obey all lawful orders and instructions given him by the Police Board, the Chief of Police, and any other properly constituted police authority of the Town. (Ordinance 462 effective 1/26/2004, historical reference 2.)