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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 4020        FILED ON: 2/26/2009

HOUSE  .   .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 636


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts



Christopher J. Donelan


To the Honorable Senate and House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in General
              Court assembled:

              The undersigned legislators and/or citizens respectfully petition for the passage of the accompanying bill:

An Act relative to special p olice officers in the Town of Greenfield.






Christopher J. Donelan

2nd Franklin

Stanley C. Rosenberg

Hampshire and Franklin




SECTION 1. The m ayor of the city kn own as the t own of Greenfield may appoint such special police officers for the city as the m ayor deems necessary for the safety and protection of the citizens of the city.

SECTION 2. Special police officers shall have the same power s to make arrests and to perform other police functions as reserve and intermittent police officers and shall be subject to the same training requirements as reserve and intermittent officers established by the m unicipal police t raining c ommittee and the t own of Greenfield.

SECTION 3. Special police officers sha ll b e appointed for a term to be determined by the m a yor, subject to removal by the m ayor with the recommendation of the c hief of p olice. Special police officers shall be sworn before the city clerk who sha ll keep a record of all such appointments.

SECTION 4. A special police officer appointed under this act shall be subject to the rules and regulations, policies , procedures and requirements , including training requirements of the police department and the chief of police, and restrictions on the type of assignments .  Special police officers shall also be subject to the requirements regarding medical examinations to determine continued capability to perform the duties of a special police officer.

SECTION 5 . Special p olice o fficers appointed under this act sha ll be assigned only when p ermanent or p art t ime i ntermittent and / r eserve police officers are unavailable or otherwise assigned.

SECTION 6. Special police officers appointed under this act shall not be subject to chapter 3 1 of the General Laws.

SECTION 7. This act sha ll take effect upon its passage.

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts


In the Year Two Thousand and Nine



An Act relative to special police officers in the Town of Greenfield.


              Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:


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