Section: Regulations governing assistance
In addition to the other powers and duties expressed in P.L. 1979, c. 118 (C. 52:27D-118.1 et seq.), the Director of the Division of Local Government Services shall adopt specific regulations, pursuant to the "Administrative Procedure Act," P.L. 1968, c. 410 (C. 52:14B-1 et seq.), to govern provision of assistance under this act to qualifying and nonqualifying municipalities for the employment of appropriate police officers in addition to the number of such police officers employed on January 31, 1985. In addition to such other matters as the director may find appropriate, the regulations shall:
a. Require the municipality to enter into a contract in a form prescribed by the director. Each non-qualifying municipality shall agree to provide its share of the costs of employing additional police officers or providing additional overtime activities, as appropriate. If a nonqualifying municipality has received funds to employ additional police officers, that municipality further shall agree to maintain its police force at an expanded level over that as of January 31, 1985 as a condition of continued assistance. If a nonqualifying municipality receives funds to provide additional overtime activities, that municipality further shall agree to maintain the number of full-time police officers employed and assigned uniformed patrol duties as of January 1, 1986, less the number of officers who retired, resigned or separated from the force involuntarily for reasons other than layoffs. Each qualifying municipality shall agree to maintain its police force as required in subsection c. of section 1 of P.L. 1985, c. 170 (C. 52:27D-118.11);
b. Identify the particular costs of employing additional police officers, generally limited to training, salary, benefits and equipment (exclusive of motor vehicles), for which assistance may be provided;
c. Contain the design of the shoulder patch that additional police officers employed under this act are required to wear under section 2 of this act.
L. 1985, c. 170, s.4; amended by L. 1987, c. 90, s. 3.
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