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File #: ORD21-1721    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 8/26/2021 In control: Village Board
On agenda: 9/1/2021 Final action: 9/1/2021
Title: An Ordinance Amending Chapter 35 of the Village Code of Ordinances-Boards and Commissions-Board of Police and Fire Commissioners (New Appointments)
Sponsors: Rich Vogel
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An Ordinance Amending Chapter 35 of the Village Code of Ordinances-Boards and Commissions-Board of Police and Fire Commissioners (New Appointments)

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WHEREAS, a periodic review of the ordinances of the Village of Romeoville has indicated that certain revisions to the minimum qualifications to appointment as a sworn officer of the Village of Romeoville Police Department are necessary to permit the expansion of the pool of eligible applicants for the position to include lateral appointments of individuals presently serving as sworn law enforcement officers with law enforcement agencies in the State of Illinois whose knowledge, skills, abilities and level of experience meet specific and defined needs of the Romeoville Police Department; and

WHEREAS, the Village of Romeoville is a home rule municipality under the Illinois Constitution of 1970; and

WHEREAS, it is in the best interests of the Village to enact the amendments to Chapter 35 of the Village Code of Ordinances as more fully hereinafter set forth and in the exercise of the Village's home rule authority.


NOW THEREFORE BE IT ORDAINED BY THE PRESIDENT AND BOARD OF TRUSTEES FOR THE VILLAGE OF ROMEOVILLE, WILL COUNTY, ILLINOIS; THAT:

SECTION 1: RECITALS. The foregoing recitals are hereby incorporated into this Ordinance as if fully set forth herein.

SECTION 2: AMENDMENT TO CHAPTER 35.04. All those heretofore enacted ordinances of the Village codified as and for Chapter 35.04 of the Village Code of Ordinances are hereby amended to read as follows:

35.04 MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS FOR POLICE OFFICERS-NEW APPOINTMENTS.

The Board of Police and Fire Commissioners is hereby authorized to adopt further rules and regulations requiring candidates for new or initial appointment to the position of police officer in and for the village to possess at least one of the minimum qualifications set forth below:

(A) Satisfaction of all applicable requirement...

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