Print Print
  • Acts
  • 2002
  • Chapter 452 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE APPOINTMENT OF SPECIAL POLICE OFFICERS AT THE CRANE RESERVATION IN THE TOWN OF IPSWICH.

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


SECTION 1. Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the town of Ipswich may, upon written application of The Trustees of Reservations, appoint as special police officers employees of The Trustees of Reservations at the Crane Reservation in the town. Every special police officer appointed under this act shall have the power of police officers to preserve order and enforce the laws and ordinances of the commonwealth and the town solely within the boundaries of the Crane Reservation.

SECTION 2. Any individual appointed as a special police officer pursuant to this act shall be an employee of The Trustees of Reservations and not the town of Ipswich. The Trustees of Reservations shall be wholly responsible for the employment of such officers, including any and all liability that may arise out of that employment. The Trustees of Reservations shall be responsible for all necessary training of such officers. The Trustees of Reservations shall submit a monthly report to the chief of police of the town, detailing the activities of the special police officers. The chief and The Trustees of Reservations shall jointly develop and implement the parameters of the report.

SECTION 3. Every special police officer appointed under this act may serve for a term of 1 calendar year from the time of appointment, but in no event may he serve beyond the term of his employment with The Trustees of Reservations. The appointment may be renewed annually, upon written application of The Trustees of Reservations to the town of Ipswich. The town shall keep a record of all such appointments, and any appointment so made may be revoked by the town at any time.

SECTION 4. This act shall take effect upon its passage.

Approved January 1, 2003.