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September 07, 2012

A village that has a police department must have a chief of police

A village that has a police department must have a chief of police

Citing Village Law §§8-800, 8-800(1); Chapters 810 and 840 of the Laws of 1985; Town Law §150; and Civil Service Law §§58, 58(1-c), the Attorney General advised the Village Attorney, Village of Skaneateles, that “A village that has a police department must have a chief of police, unless the grandfather clause applies.” [Informal Opinions of the Attorney General 2012-08. This Informal Opinion is posted on the Internet at http://www.ag.ny.gov/sites/default/files/opinion/2012-8%20pw.pdf]

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