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Article 15 - Department of Central Police Services - Charter


Section 1501. Department of central police services; commissioner.
  1502. Powers and duties
  1503. Board of trustees.

Section 1501. Department of central police services; commissioner. There shall be a department of central police services, the head of which shall be the commissioner of central police services. He or she shall be appointed by the county executive, subject to confirmation by the county legislature, from a list of three qualified candidates provided by the central police services board of trustees. The commissioner shall serve at the pleasure of the county executive.

Section 1502. Powers and duties. The commissioner of central police services shall:

  1. Coordinate, administer, originate and promote programs of professional and technical services to police agencies in the county.
  2. Perform such further duties as may be prescribed or directed by the county executive or the county legislature.

Section 1503. Board of trustees. The county executive shall appoint a central police services board of trustees of seven members which shall set the policy for the department and advise on matters relating to programs of professional and technical services to police agencies in the county. Should the office of commissioner become vacant, the central police services board of trustees shall submit a list of three qualified candidates to the county executive. Such board shall be composed of the commissioner of police of the city of Buffalo or the designee thereof; the inspector, division of administration and communications, Buffalo police department; the Erie county sheriff or the designee thereof; a member designee of the Erie county chiefs of police association; a designee of the county executive; a member of the Erie county legislature designated by the chairman of the legislature; and a designee of the association of Erie county governments, who is an elected official. Such board shall be responsible to the county executive.
Amended by Local Law No. 4-1999.
Amended by Local Law No. 12 1972.
Added by Local Law No. 3 1972.
Article 15 was formerly numbered Article XI-D.