A bill that will set the pay rate for a court officer who works as a “Special Law Enforcement Officer” is on the agenda for the August 16th Mayor & Council meeting.
Ordinance 2541 will propose that any time a Roselle Park Municipal Court Officer serves as a Special Law Enforcement Officer, he or she will receive the same rate of pay as they do for their duties in the Roselle Park Municipal Court.
Although not publicly discussed or explained at the July 19th municipal meeting, this ordinance will, supposedly, remove any confusion for the pay rate set in Ordinance 2540 for Special Law Enforcement Officers. Reportedly, during events that require extra security which calls for a Special Law Enforcement Officer, the officers of the Roselle Park Police Department are given first right to accept or refuse. If more security is needed beyond that, then a call goes out to other law enforcement agencies outside the municipality to cover the event. This ordinance would allow a municipal court officer to cover an event under the same pay scale they receive in their regular court officer duties.
The public hearing and vote on Ordinance 2541 is set for the 7 p.m. municipal meeting on Thursday, August 16th at 110 East Westfield Avenue in the council chambers of the Roselle Park Municipal Complex.
A copy of Ordinance 2541, which includes the duties of a Special Law Enforcement Officer, is included below:
Download RP Ordinance 2541