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The 192nd General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts


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 contrary provision of the General Laws, the board of selectmen of the town of Nantucket may appoint as a summer special police officer, for the period of May 15 through September 30 any person who is determined by the chief of police to be of good character and meets the physical qualification required of such summer special police officer position. The appointment shall not be subject to the civil service law or rules; nor shall a summer police officer so appointed be entitled to any benefits of such law or rules. A summer special police officer shall not be subject to or entitled to the benefits of any retirement or pension law, nor shall any deduction be made from that officer's compensation for any retirement or pension purpose. A summer special police officer shall be considered an employee of the town for the purposes of workers' compensation. The appointment may be terminated by the appointing authority at any time. A summer special police officer shall receive such compensation and such leave with pay as the board of selectmen shall determine. A summer special police officer shall perform limited police duties, shall not be armed nor make regular police patrols in police vehicles, and shall be primarily assigned to traffic, parking, pedestrian and beach control duties. A summer special police officer shall also perform administrative duties such as taking police reports, answering phones and responding to minor complaints.

SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage.

Approved February 20, 2004.