AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE POLICE DEPARTMENT OF THE TOWN OF ROCKLAND.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives
in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same,
Section 2.02(I) of Article II of the charter of the town
of Rockland, which is on file in the office of the archivist of the
commonwealth, as provided in section 12 of chapter 43B of the General Laws,
is hereby amended by inserting after the first paragraph the following three
The chief of police shall have full authority to appoint, demote, suspend and
terminate all the police officers and command officers of the police
and for the purposes of the requirements of chapter 31 of the General Laws,
and the rules made thereunder shall be considered the appointing authority for
the police department.
In original appointments to the permanent-intermittent force, regular
full-time force or the promotion of any officer to any rank, said chief of
police shall convene an assessment panel comprised of not less than three
superior police officers of any police department, who shall interview and
recommend the best candidates to said chief of police who shall choose among
names submitted to him by the assessment panel in accordance with the
provisions of said chapter 31.
Said chief of police shall appoint such clerical and civilian staff as is
authorized by town meeting.
This act shall take effect upon its passage.