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. The mayor of the city known as the town of Greenfield may appoint special police officers for the city as the mayor deems necessary for the safety and protection of the citizens.
SECTION 2. Special police officers shall have the same powers 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 municipal police training committee and the city known as the town of Greenfield.
SECTION 3. Special police officers shall be appointed for a term to be determined by the mayor, subject to removal by the mayor with the recommendation of the chief of police. Special police officers shall be sworn before the city clerk who shall 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 police officers appointed under this act shall be assigned only when permanent or part-time intermittent and reserve police officers are unavailable or otherwise assigned.
SECTION 6. Special police officers appointed under this act shall not be subject to chapter 31 of the General Laws.
SECTION 7. This act shall take effect upon its passage.
Approved, April 16, 2010.