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File #: 13-2473    Version: Name: Amendment to Special Law Enforcement Officers Ordinance
Type: Ordinance Status: Filed
File created: 12/31/2013 In control: Municipal Council and City Clerk
On agenda: 1/8/2014 Final action: 1/22/2014
Title: AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF NEWARK AMENDING CHAPTER 2:24-1.4 RESIDENCY BY ESTABLISHING A NONRESIDENT EXEMPTION LIST FOR THE APPOINTMENT OF CERTAIN SPECIAL LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS. Sponsor: Council Member Carlos M. Gonzalez
Sponsors: Carlos M. Gonzalez
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AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF NEWARK AMENDING CHAPTER 2:24-1.4 RESIDENCY BY ESTABLISHING A NONRESIDENT EXEMPTION LIST FOR THE APPOINTMENT OF CERTAIN SPECIAL LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS.
Sponsor: Council Member Carlos M. Gonzalez

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WHEREAS, the Municipal Council of the City of Newark, New Jersey has established a requirement that all Special Law Enforcement Officers be a resident of the City of Newark; and

WHEREAS, at the time of the establishment of this requirement there was a list of Special Law Enforcement Officers that were not residents of the City of Newark seeking reappointment, which the Council did not feel should have to comply with this new residency requirement; and

WHEREAS, the ordinance establishing the new residency requirement provided an exemption for these Special Law Enforcement Officers; and

WHEREAS, it is the position of the Municipal Council that no additional names be added to the 2012 list of Special Law Enforcement Officers that were not residents of the City of Newark at that time; and

WHEREAS, by state statute, Regular Police Officers in a Civil Service jurisdiction, are not required to be residents of the municipality in which they work; and

WHEREAS, the residency requirement in the City of Newark revised ordinances for Special Law Enforcement Officers will prevent a Police Officer who retires from the City of Newark Police Department and seeks employment as a Special Law Enforcement Officer from being appointed as a Special Law Enforcement Officer; and

WHEREAS, the 2013 list of individuals to be appointed as Special Law Enforcement Officers that are not residents of the City of Newark includes additional names not listed in 2012 as a result of the appointment of retired Newark Police Officers.

NOW HEREFORE BE IT ORDAINED BY THE MUNICIPAL COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF NEWARK, NEW JERSEY, THAT:


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