The township commissioners recently amended the rules that dictate the suspension and demotion of Haverford police officers, according to the Delaware County Daily Times.
The rules changes, which got township regulations in line with the state’s, were described as “housekeeping” by Civil Service Commission solicitor David Rohde.
Officers accused of offenses now have to be notified in writing within five days and get the opportunity to appeal.
Officers, according to the rules, cannot be dismissed from the force for religious, racial, or political reasons, but, according to the paper, can be disciplined for neglect of official duty, intoxication while on duty, committing a felony or misdemeanor, incompetence, inefficiency, disobedience of orders, or conduct unbecoming to an officer.
In other township business, the commissioners:
- Authorized the purchase of two Ford Explorers, valued at $27,583 each, for the police force.
- Scheduled a slate of public hearings.
- Altered the rules regarding curb replacement.
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