Contract Between
Netcong Boro-Morris
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FOP
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01/01/2007 thru 12/31/2010


CategoryMunicipal
UnitPolice Officers

Contract Text Below
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AGREEMENT
BETWEEN


THE BOROUGH OF NETCONG

AND

NETCONG BOROUGH FRATERNAL ORDER
OF POLICE (F.O.P.)

JANUARY 1, 2007 through DECEMBER 31, 2010













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SECTION PAGE
PREAMBLE 2
I TERM 2
II APPLICABILITY 2
III MANAGEMENT RIGHTS 2
IV SALARIES 3
      V VACATION TIME 6
VI PAID HOLIDAYS 7
VII PERSONAL DAYS 7
      VIII SICK LEAVE 8
IX CLOTHING AND CLEANING 9
      X FUNERAL LEAVE 9
XI SICKNESS IN FAMILY 10
XII TRAVEL AND LUNCH 10
XIII INSURANCE 10
XIV COLLEGE REIMBURSEMENT 11
XV NO WAIVER 12
XVI PRESERVATION OF RIGHTS 12
XVII WORK INCURRED INJURY 13
XVIII AGENCY SHOP 14
XIX MISCELLANEOUS 14
XX GRIEVANCE PROCEDURE 15






PREAMBLE
      THIS AGREEMENT, made and entered into this 5th day of October, 2007, by and between The Borough of Netcong, a municipal corporation, hereinafter referred to as the “Borough”, and The Netcong Borough Police Officers F.O.P., in the County of Morris, State of New Jersey, as defined in Section II hereof, hereinafter referred to as “Police

NOW, THEREFORE, it is hereby agreed as follows:

SECTION I - TERM

THIS AGREEMENT, shall become effective and apply as of January 1, 2007, irrespective of the date of the Agreement, and shall continue in full force and effect through December 31, 2010.

SECTION II - APPLICABILITY

The provisions of this contract shall apply only to full time employees of the Netcong Police Department, excluding the positions of Public Safety Director, Chief of Police (if any), Sergeants, Lieutenants, Captains, Special Officers and Police secretaries.

SECTION III – MANAGEMENT RIGHTS

A. The Borough of Netcong hereby retains and reserves unto itself:, without limitation, all powers, rights, authority, duties and responsibilities conferred upon and vested in it prior to the signing of this Agreement by the laws and Constitution of the State of New Jersey and of the United States, including, but without limiting the generality of the foregoing, the following rights:
1. The executive management and administrative control of the Borough Government and its properties, facilities and the activities of its employees;

2. To hire all employees, and subject to the provisions of law, to determine their qualifications and conditions for continued employment or assignment, and to promote and transfer employees;
3. To suspend, demote, discharge or take any other disciplinary action for good and just cause according to law.

B. In the exercise of the foregoing powers, rights, authority, duties or responsibilities of the Borough, the adoption of policies, rules, regulations and practices and the furtherance thereof, and the use of judgment and discretion in connection therewith, shall be limited only by the specific and express terms of this Agreement and the laws of the State of New Jersey and of the United States.

C. Nothing contained herein shall be construed to deny or restrict the Borough of its rights, responsibilities and authority under R.S. 40A or other national, state, county or local laws or ordinances.

SECTION IV - SALARIES
A. Each police officer covered by this Agreement shall receive an annual salary in accordance with the schedule set forth below:

2007200820092010
Probation31,363 32,383 34,435 36,554
142,172 43,543 45,958 48,452
244,813 46,269 48,773 51,358
347,488 49,031 51,625 54,302
452,735 54,449 57,218 60,078
558,911 60,826 63,803 66,876
665,550 67.681 70,880 74,184
772,688 75,050 78,489 82,040


B. Salaries will be effective on January 1 of each year, except for probationary policemen who shall receive an Increase in salary only on the anniversary date of their hire.

C. Every new police officer shall serve a probationary period of one (1) year regardless of prior police experience or training. At any time during such probationary period, employment may be terminated by the Borough Council without recourse. Employment by the Borough shall automatically terminate one (1) year after employment as a probationary officer unless such person is appointed by the Borough Council as a permanent member of the police.

D. All police officers covered by this Agreement shall receive an annual longevity payment of two (2%) percent of base salary provided such police officers have completed six (6) years of service; three (3%) percent of base salary after 10 years of service; and four (4%) percent of base salary after 15 years of service. For purposes of calculating longevity only, credit shall be given for prior police service in other jurisdictions. Such payment shall be included in the police officer’s regular paycheck pursuant to the regular pay cycle. The longevity payment shall become part of the Police Officers base salary and be utilized for the purposes of calculating hourly rate as required by the Fair Labor Standards Act.

E. Overtime shall be paid to all officers working the 12-hour shift schedule after the officer has worked in excess of 171 hours in a 28-day period pursuant to 29 U.S.C. 207(k). Overtime shall also be paid to officers working additional shifts in excess of those regularly scheduled in the 28-day cycle at the request of the Borough or in excess of 12 hours on any shift. The overtime rate shall be calculated by dividing the officer’s yearly salary by 2080 and then multiplying the resulting number by 1.5.

F. A police officer will receive a minimum of four (4) hours pay or compensation time off when called out for a special assignment. All call outs will be at a rate of one and one—half (1-1/2) times the hours worked.

G. Individual police officers shall not be assigned compensatory time off, but shall be permitted to use compensatory time off upon five (5) days prior written notice by the Officer, subject to the approval of the Director of Public Safety or his designee, which approval shall not be unreasonably withheld.

H. All court time will be in compensation time following the same requirements as stated in Section IV, Paragraph F, provided such court time is outside of the police officer’s “regularly scheduled tour of duty”.

I. Any police officer covered by this Agreement appointed to a higher grade, or temporarily acting in a higher grade by the action of the Netcong Borough Council will receive the compensation for that appointed grade only for the period he has actually served in that higher grade.

J. Any police officer covered by this Agreement performing police duties and acting in the capacity of a police officer in outside employment arranged through the Borough shall be entitled to payment for all hours worked, with a minimum guarantee of four (4) hours, at the rate of one and one-half (1 ) times the top patrolman rate plus $5.00 per hour.

1. Outside employment shall be defined as any activity that is not sudden or unplanned or an activity where the Borough is reimbursed by the outside employing agency for police services rendered.

2. Outside employment shall be voluntary.
3. A “sign-up” sheet shall be utilized and shall contain the terms of the outside employment (date or dates, officers needed, whether the event is for a profit or non-profit agency, etc.)

4. A minimum guarantee of four (4) hours at the specified rate of pay shall be paid to each police officer if said police officer is not notified of the event’s cancellation or postponement at least four (4) hours prior to the beginning of the event. This requirement shall be waived for a non-profit agency.
K. Overtime hours shall be compensated in the following manner:
0-50 hours Compensatory time only
51+ hours Cash Only

Cash payment, where applicable, shall be in the pay period succeeding the pay period in which the overtime is earned.

SECTION V – VACATION TIME
An officer shall be entitled to 2 vacation days after completing the first 6 months of employment with the Borough. Eight (8) additional vacation days, for a total of two weeks (10 days) will be earned after twelve (12) months of service. Additional vacation days shall be earned as follows:
1. Two (2) extra days after the completion of 3 years of service.
2. Two (2) extra days after the 4th year of service.
3. One (1) extra day after the 5th year of service.
4. Three (3) extra days after the 10th year of service.
      One (1) additional week (5) days will be earned after fifteen (15) years of service
      for a total of 23 days vacation leave.
      The additional days referred to in numbers 1 through 5 above, shall be credited to the police officers vacation bank as follows: In the event the officers anniversary date falls between January 1st and June 1st, for the sole purpose of computing earned vacation days the anniversary date shall be considered January 1st. Otherwise the additional days shall be earned and credited as of January 1 next proceeding the officer’s anniversary date. Vacation days shall not accumulate from year to year, but may be used until April 1 of the year following the year in which they are earned. A police officer who voluntarily leaves the employment of the Borough either through retirement or other employment shall be entitled to pay at straight time for all unused vacation time remaining in that year.


SECTION VI - PAID HOLIDAYS

A. Each police officer covered by this Agreement shall receive thirteen (13) paid holidays as listed below:

New Year's Day Labor Day
Columbus Day General Election Day
Washington's Birthday Veteran's Day
Good Friday Thanksgiving Day
Memorial Day Day after Thanksgiving
Independence Day Christmas Day
Martin Luther King Day

B. Police officers covered by this Agreement who work on a holiday shall receive an additional one and one—half time in compensatory time for all hours worked, to be added to the employee’s compensatory time bank established in accordance with Section IV, Paragraph K. A police officer upon the termination of his/her employment with the Borough shall not be entitled to pay for any holidays that occur subsequent to his/her date of termination.

SECTION VII - PERSONAL DAYS

Each police officer covered by this Agreement shall be entit1ed to two (2) days off, with pay, per annum for personal leave. The scheduling of such leave shall be subject to the approval of the Director of Public Safety, or his designee, which approval shall not be unreasonably withheld.
Personal days will not be accumulated from year to year. In the event an officer covered by this Agreement does not utilize his or her Personal Days in a given year, the Borough will pay the officer one days straight time for each unused Personal Day. Payment for unused Personal Days shall be made no later than the second pay period of the following year.



SECTION VIII - SICK LEAVE

Sick leave is defined as the absence from duty of any police officer covered by this Agreement for reason of personal illness. Each police officer covered by this Agreement shall be entitled to ten (10) sick days as of January 1 of each year. Any police officer hired after January 1 of a given year shall be entitled to one (1) sick day per month worked, up to a total of ten (10) sick days for the calendar year. Thereafter, any such police officer shall be entitled to ten (10) sick days per calendar year commencing on January 1 next following his or her appointment.
Unused sick days will accumulate year to year in an officer’s sick time bank. Upon retirement, which shall be defined as the drawing of a P.F.R.S. pension, an officer shall be entitled to receive payment for one-third (1/3) of the days in his sick time bank, but in no case shall the officer receive payment for more than thirty five (35) full days. (Example: 105 days x 1/3 = 35 days maximum.) An officer shall not be entitled to payment of unused sick time if he/she leaves employment with the Borough for any reason other than retirement.
A physician’s certification as to the inability to work will be required after three (3) consecutive days of absence. Failure to provide such a physician’ s certification shall result in the forfeiture of vacation benefits in the amount of time equal to the absence, or loss of pay if the officer’s vacation entitlement has been used during that year. The Borough reserves the right to designate a physician to verify the police officer’s inability to work.
Sick leave will not be allowed on an hourly basis. Police officers covered by this Agreement shall be charged one (1) full sick day if the officer leaves before the expiration of one-half (1/2) of his or her shift and one-half (1/2) sick day if the officer leaves after the expiration of one—half (1/2) of his or her shift.
Sick leave shall not be allowed under the following circumstances:
1. A police officer covered by this Agreement fails to timely report to his or her post or fails to notify the Dispatcher within thirty (30) minutes of his or her scheduled starting time, including each successive day of absence due to illness; or
2. A police officer covered by this Agreement fails to remain at home during his or her scheduled shift, except for visits to a health care professional involved in the treatment of the officer, in which case a medical certificate evidencing the visit shall be provided to the Director of Public Safety, upon request, with a copy to the Borough Administrator; or
3. For ordinary medical and dental care, or for any other professional services that may normally be scheduled during an officers off duty time. The utilization of sick leave for elective medical procedures will not be considered without sufficient medical evidence substantiating the need to schedule such procedures during the officer’s regular work day.
All sick time utilized prior to qualifying for disability shall be permanently deducted from the officers sick time bank. Once the officer qualifies for disability, no further sick days shall be deducted from the officers sick time bank. During the length of this contract, if a police officer does not have enough time in his sick bank, he/she shall be able to utilize any other time available to the officer to bridge the days until qualifying for disability.

SECTION IX - CLOTHING AND CLEANING
Each police officer covered by this Agreement shall receive the following allowances for uniforms and cleaning:
Uniforms Cleaning
2007 $625.00 $525.00
2008 $625.00 $525.00
2009 $625.00 $525.00

2010 $625.00 $525.00

The above—stated uniform and cleaning allowances shall be paid in one lump sum in the first pay period following the approval of the Municipal Budget.
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SECTION X - FUNERAL LEAVE
Each police officer covered by this Agreement shall be entitled to funeral leave of up to three (3) days with pay, depending upon the circumstances, to attend the funeral services and the needs of their family, in the event of the death of their mother, father, grandparents, grandchildren, sister, brother, husband, wife, child, mother-in-law or father-in-law.


SECTION XI - SICKNESS IN FAMILY

In the event of a serious illness in the immediate family (mother, father, sister, brother, spouse or child) an officer will be granted necessary time off with pay, not to exceed three (3) work days for the entire calendar year. If such time off is to go beyond three (3) consecutive work days, the Director of Public Safety or his designee, must obtain the concurrence of the Borough Administrator or other leave time shall be utilized by the employee.

SECTION XII - TRAVEL AND LUNCH
A. A police officer covered by this Agreement shall be compensated at the rate of thirty-three ($.33) cents per mile, when using his own vehicle for police work or business that has been authorized by the Director of Public Safety or his designee. Mileage shall be calculated to and from Police Headquarters.
B. A police officer covered by this Agreement shall also receive eight ($8.00) dollars allowance for lunch while attending a full time program at the Police Academy, or while in attendance at Superior Court.

SECTION XIII - INSURANCE

Police officers hired on or after January 1, 2003, and covered by this Agreement, and all members of their immediate family (wife and children) will be provided with medical insurance, without cost to the employee, in the least expensive plan offered under the New Jersey State Health Benefits Program, or an alternate program selected by the Borough provided that such alternate program furnishes benefits which, in the aggregate, are substantially equivalent to the benefits provided by the least expensive program offered under the New Jersey State Health Benefits Program. Said employee may opt for a more expensive plan if one is offered under the Borough’s program, however, the employee will be responsible for 100% of the cost difference between the least expensive plan and the plan chosen by the employee. The additional cost shall be deducted from the employee’s paycheck in equal installments throughout the year. All officers hired prior to January 1, 2003 and covered under this Agreement shall retain their right to enroll in any of the plans available under the Borough’s medical insurance program, at no cost to the employee. The Borough shall give the police thirty (30) days advance written notice of any chance in the Borough’s medical insurance program.
A dental plan will be offered to all officers covered under this Agreement. The Borough will pay 100% of the premium for single (employee only) coverage. Any cost over and above that of single coverage (parent-child, employee-spouse, family) will be split evenly between the Borough and the officer. If more than one plan is offered, the Borough will base its contribution on the least expensive plan available. The employee may opt for a more expensive plan if one is offered by the Borough, but the Borough’s contribution rate shall be based on the least expensive plan, with the officer paying the excess.

SECTION XIV – COLLEGE REIMBURSMENT

The Borough will reimburse an officer covered under this Agreement, for up to 12 credits per year of Undergraduate or Graduate classes, at a cost not exceeding the “Rutgers University” resident rate, and for the cost of all course required textbooks. Reimbursement shall be for class enrollment and course required textbooks only. No reimbursement for travel, meals or any other expenses including study materials and supplies will be considered. Any application fee(s) required to be paid by the officer as a prerequisite to being accepted as a student at the college or university, but not for a specific course, will be the responsibility of the officer.
The officer shall submit his final grade to the Borough Administrator within two weeks of being notified of same. If the officer does not obtain a grade of “C” or better, the officer will be required to reimburse the Borough for all payments made by the Borough on behalf of the officer for the specific class. The officer shall reimburse the Borough within 30 days of the Borough’s request for same, or the Borough shall have the right to make deductions from the officers pay.
Any officer who accepts reimbursement from the Borough for college tuition must remain employed with the Borough for at least 2 years after completing his/her last class. If the officer leaves his/her employment during said 2 year period, he/she shall be responsible to fully reimburse the Borough for all expenses paid by the Borough on the officer’s behalf for courses taken during that prior 2 year period. Police officers shall only be entitled to tuition reimbursement for courses in Public Administration, Criminal Justice, or any other field of study that is first approved in writing by the Director of Public Safety.

SECTION XV – NO WAIVER
Except as otherwise provided in this Agreement, the failure to enforce any provision of this Agreement shall not be deemed a waiver thereof.
This Agreement is not intended and shall not be construed as a waiver of any right or benefit not specifically referred to herein to which the police officers herein are entitled by law.

SECTION XVI - PRESERVATION OF RIGHTS

The Parties agree that all benefits, rights, duties, obligations and conditions of employment relating to the Netcong Police Officers which benefits, rights, duties, obligations, terms and conditions of employment presently exist and which are not specifically set forth in this Agreement, shall be maintained at not less than the highest standards in effect at the time of the commencement of collective bargaining negotiations between the parties leading to the execution of this Agreement.
Unless a contrary intent is expressed in this Agreement, all existing benefits, rights, duties, obligations, and conditions of employment applicable to any police officer pursuant to any rules, regulations, instructions, directive, memorandum, statute or otherwise shall not be limited, restricted, impaired, removed or abolished.




ARTICLE XVII - WORK INCURRED INJURY

Where a police officer covered by this Agreement suffers a work—connected injury or disability, the Borough shall continue such police officer at full pay, during the continuance of such police officer’s inability to work for a period of up to one year. During this period of time, all temporary disability benefits accruing under the provisions of the Workers’ Compensation Act and/or other disability program shall be paid over to the Borough. In no event shall the Borough compensate the police officer under the provisions of this section for a period longer than one (1) year.
The police officer shall be required to present evidence by a certificate of a responsible physician designated by the Borough that he is unable to work and the Mayor and Council may reasonably require the said police officer to present such certificates from time to time.
In the event the police officer contends that he is entitled to a period of disability beyond the period established by the treating physician, or a physician employed by the Borough or by its insurance carrier, then, and in that event, the burden shall be upon the police officer to establish such additional period of disability by obtaining a judgment in the Division of Workers’ Compensation establishing such further period of disability and such findings by the Division of Workers’ Compensation, or by the final decision of the last reviewing court shall be binding upon the parties.
For the purpose of this Section, injury or illness incurred while the police officer is attending a Borough sanctioned training program shall be considered in the line of duty.
In the event a dispute arises as to whether an illness, injury or disability shall be considered “work incurred”, the parties agree to be bound by the decision of an appropriate Workers’ Compensation Judgment, or, if there is an appeal therefrom, the final decision of the last reviewing Court.
An injury on duty requiring time off for treatment, recuperation or rehabilitation shall not be construed as sick leave or a sick leave occasion under the terms of the sick leave policy heretofore agreed upon between the parties.



SECTION XVIII - AGENCY SHOP

A. Any permanent police officer in the bargaining unit on the effective date of this Agreement who does not join the Union within thirty (30) days thereafter, any new permanent police officer who does not join within thirty (30) days of initial employment within the unit, and any permanent police officer previously employed within the unit who does not join within ten (10) days of reentry into employment with the unit shall as a condition of employment, pay a representation fee to the Union by automatic payroll deduction. The representation fee shall be an amount equal to eighty-five (85%) percent of the regular Union membership dues, fees and assessments. The Union’s entitlement to the representation fee shall continue beyond the termination date of this Agreement so long as the Union remains the majority representative of the police officers in the unit, provided that no modification is made in this provision by a successor agreement between the union and the employer.
B. The Union agrees that it will indemnify and save harmless the Borough against any and all actions, claims, demands, losses or expenses (including reasonable attorneys’ fees) in any matter resulting from action taken by the Borough at the request of the Union under this Section.

SECTION XIX MISCELLANEOUS

A. The Borough agrees to provide and maintain police lockers for the individual police officers.
B. The Borough agrees to provide and maintain toilet and sink facilities in the Police Department. The Borough also agrees to provide and maintain safe and reasonable access to the entrance of Police Headquarters.
C. Patrol vehicles should be in good working order with no compromise in safety. The Borough agrees to properly maintain vehicles and will agree to a restraining cage to be placed in each primary patrol vehicle.
D. The police officer who is working the 6:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. shift will not be required to work non-emergency functions when the Police Department is aware of those functions at lease seventy-two (72) hours prior to that function.
E. Each police officer covered by this Agreement shall wear long sleeve shirts at all times while on duty between November 2 and April 1. Between April 2 and April 15, long sleeved or short-sleeved shirts may be worn. Short sleeved shirts shall be worn between April 16 and October 15. Between October 15 and November 1, long sleeved or short sleeved shirts may be worn.
F. The Borough shall continue the twelve (12) hour shift schedule established pursuant to the Side Bar Agreement, “Pitman Schedule” dated September 11, 2007 (attached hereto as Exhibit A), consisting of a 28-day work cycle with fourteen (14) days on and fourteen (14) days off. The inclusion of this shift schedule herein shall not be deemed a waiver of the Borough’s managerial prerogative to determine the length of shifts or the work schedule in the future. The Side Bar Agreement and shift schedule shall become null and void upon the Police Department’s adoption of its Standard Operating Procedures.
G. Each Police Officer covered by this Agreement shall receive a yearly stipend of $2,000.00 for being certified as an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT). The $2,000.00 stipend shall be paid on December first of each calendar year. The $2,000.00 EMT stipend shall not become part of the Police Officer's base salary, except for purposes of calculating hourly rate as required by the Fair Labor Standards Act. If for any reason a Police Officer loses his/her EMT Certification, the $2,000.00 stipend shall be forfeited.

SECTION XX – GRIEVANCE PROCEDURE

To provide for the expeditious and mutually satisfactory settlement of a grievance arising with respect to complaints occurring under this Agreement the following procedures shall be used:
For purposes of this agreement, the term “grievance” means any complaint, difference or dispute between the employer and any police officer with respect to the interpretation, application, or violation of any of the provisions of this Agreement or any applicable rule or regulation or policies, agreements or administrative decisions affecting any police officer(s) covered by this Agreement.
The procedure for settlement of a grievance shall be as follows:
      (a) STEP ONE

In the event that any police officer covered by this Agreement has a grievance, he shall, within ten (10) working days of the occurrence of the event being grieved, present the grievance in writing to the Chief of Police unless there is no chief, then to the Director of Public Safety or his designee, who shall have ten (10) working days to issue a written response.


      (b) STEP TWO

If the Association wishes to appeal the decision of the Chief of Police or the Director of Public Safety, whichever the case may be, it shall be presented in writing to the employer’s governing body or its delegated representative within ten (10) working days. This presentation shall include copies of all previous correspondence relating to the matter in dispute. The employer’s governing body or its delegated representative may give the Association the opportunity to be heard and will give it’s decision in writing within twenty (20) working days of receipt of the written grievance.

(c) STEP THREE

(1) If no satisfactory resolution of the grievance is reached at Step Two, then within ten (10) working days thereafter the grievance shall be referred to the Public Employment Relations Commission for the selection of an arbitrator, pursuant to the rules of said Commission. The decision of the arbitrator shall be final and binding upon the parties. The expense of such arbitration shall be borne equally by the parties.
(2) It is agreed between the parties that no arbitration hearing shall be held until after the expiration of at least thirty (30) days after the decision rendered by the employer’s governing body or its representative on the grievance.
(3) Police officers covered by this Agreement shall have the right to process their own grievance without representation.
(4) The cost of the arbitrator shall be borne equally by the parties but each party shall be responsible for such other costs as he may incur.


IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties hereby have caused this agreement to be signed by their duly authorized President, this _________ day of _____________, 2007.



BOROUGH OF NETCONG NETCONG BOROUGH F.O.P.


By:_________________________ By: ____________________________
Joseph A. Nametko, Mayor , President

ATTEST: WITNESS:


______________________________ _________________________________
Dolores Dalessandro, Clerk
EXHIBIT A
September 11, 2007 Page 1 of 2

Side Bar Agreement
“Pitman Schedule”
This Agreement shall supersede Side Bar Agreement dated 8/19/2002 and the
Memorandum of Understanding dated 8/19/2002

    The purpose of this Agreement is to establish procedures for the deployment of the patrol force using a squad operation with 12-hour tours of duty.
    The 12-hour shift tour of duty will be 0600 hours to 1800 hours (Day shift) and 1800 hours to 0600 hours (Night shift) with 1400 hours to 0200 hours (Float shift). This shift schedule shall continue as long as there are at least 3 officers in each squad. Overtime will be determined and compensated in accordance with Section IV, paragraph E of the F.O.P. Contract.
    Officers may make a reasonable amount of shift changes of single days, provided such changes do not result in an officer receiving overtime and said changes do not interfere with preplanned departmental activities. Shift changes shall be subject to the approval of the Borough’s Chief Law Enforcement Officer (“CLEO”) or his/her designee.
    Rotating shifts will be on a 28-day cycle to minimize the effects of shift work. Reasonable efforts will be made to keep the same or similar tour of duty throughout the 28-day cycle. A shift may be changed at the request of an officer or by order of the CLEO or his/her designee provided the officer receives 30 days prior notice. Within the 30 day time frame and in the absence of an emergency, a shift can only be changed or moved with the approval of the officer and the CLEO. An officer cannot be scheduled to cover a shift in the same workweek without at least 8 hours off between shifts.
    All reasonable efforts will be made so that officers are not moved from one squad to another.
    Meal Breaks – Officers working 12-hour tours will receive 1 hour for their daily meal break. If an officer is working alone, he/she shall be subject to emergency calls during his/her break. If multiple officers are working, one officer shall remain on call at all times. There will also be two 15-minute breaks during the 12-hour shift, which shall be subject to the same terms and conditions set forth above.
    Platoon or squad assignments will be made by the Borough’s CLEO or his/her designee.
    The overtime list can be deviated from if the officer will exceed the maximum hours allowable (18 hours) to be worked in a row or if the officer would have been off duty for less than 8 hours between shifts or details. Once that officer is skipped on the list the next officer on the list shall be called. The procedure governing overtime shall always be maintained except if, by doing so, the procedure would substantially hamper the operation of the Department.
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    Sick Days are equal to 12 hours and the taking of same shall be subject to and governed by the F.O.P. Contract. When utilizing sick time, an officer must remain at home during his/her scheduled shift except to attend to medical needs. A Doctor’s note must be provided if an officer calls in sick for an entire workweek. (Example: Scheduled for 2 workdays, the officer must provide a doctor’s note if
      both days were used as sick days. Scheduled for 3 workdays, the officer must provide a doctor’s note if all 3 days were used as sick days.)
    Personal days will be granted if at all possible subject to the approval of the Borough’s CLEO or his/her designee. Personal days can be filled by use of a float shift (in accordance with the fourth paragraph) otherwise the overtime list shall be used. 8-hour personal days shall be equal to 12-hour personal days. Personal days can be denied if the department is unable to cover the shift.
    8-hour Vacation days will equal 12-hour Vacation days. 8-hour Holidays will equal 12-hour Holidays. Holidays worked will be at the time and a half rate. Funeral leave and Sickness in Family leave will equal 12-hour days.


Schedule For: Netcong Police Department*

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D
D
*
*
D
D
D
*
*
D
D
*
*
*
F
F
*
*
F
F
F
*
*
D

*The inclusion of the above-noted shift schedule shall not be deemed a waiver of the Borough’s Managerial Prerogative and shall be subject to change at any time in the sole discretion of the Borough.