AN ACT RELATIVE TO SUMMER SPECIAL POLICE OFFICERS IN THE TOWN OF NANTUCKET.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives
in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same,
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
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.
This act shall take effect upon its passage.