On February 13, 2018 the Town Council, by ordinance, abolished the Office of Town Marshal and inserted in its place the Metropolitan Board of Police Commissioners. Now that the Board of Police Commissioners has been created, in accordance with Indiana Code 36-8-9, the Town Council is looking for interested residents of the Town to serve up to a three (3) year term.
The duties of the Metropolitan Board of Police Commissioners is explained in Indiana Code 36-8-9-4 “Powers and duties of board” - Sec. 4. (a) The board may appoint, subject to the qualifications for employment determined by the board and approved by the town legislative body, as many persons as necessary to serve in the police department of the town. One (1) person shall be appointed to serve as the police chief. The board may also appoint other employees that are necessary to carry on the work of the police department. (b) The board may recommend and the town legislative body shall determine the compensation to be paid to members of the police department in amounts that are just and reasonable. (c) All persons appointed must be of good moral character and serve only during good behavior. The board constitutes the safety board of the town for purposes of the suspension, demotion, or dismissal of any member of the police department. Proceedings for the suspension, demotion, or dismissal of any member of the police department shall be conducted in the manner prescribed by IC 36-8-3-4. The disciplinary provisions of IC 36-8-3-4.1 also apply to the safety board and the police chief. (d) The board may make general and special rules for the government and discipline of the police department and may make special and general orders to the department through the police chief, who is the executive head of the department. As added by Acts 1981, P.L.309, SEC.60. Amended by Acts 1981, P.L.315, SEC.6; Acts 1982, P.L.33, SEC.41; P.L.198-1984, SEC.2
Before performing any function of a Board Member, each person appointed to serve as a member shall:
1.) Take and subscribe before the Clerk of the Hancock County Circuit Court an oath or affirmation of office and an oath or affirmation that in each appointment or removal made by the Board to or from the Town’s Police Department, the member will not appoint or remove a member of the Town’s Police Department because of the political affiliation of the person or for another cause or reason other than that of the person’s fitness for due; and
2.) Give bond in the penal sum of five-thousand dollars ($5,000.00), payable to the State of Indiana and conditioned upon the faithful and honest discharge of the Board Member’s duties. The bond must be approved by the Town Council.
Interested persons should not have any Felony Convictions or convictions for Domestic Violence, and complete the “Board Opening – Committee Volunteer Application located at www.mccordsville.org
For more information please contact, via e-mail, Chief Harold C. Rodgers, Jr. at firstname.lastname@example.org, Major Paul J. Casey at email@example.com, or Council Member Dr. Bryan Burney at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Interested parties should have his or her interest application sent to either Chief Rodgers or Major Casey by no later than 4:00pm March 6, 2018.