Police Chief Contract
July 1, 2008 through June 30, 2011
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POLICE CHIEF CONTRACT
AGREEMENT made this 2nd day of September, 2008, by and between the TOWN OF AYER
(hereinafter the "TOWN") and William A. Murray, of Lunenburg, MA (hereinafter the "CHIEF" or
"CHIEF OF POLICE").
WHEREAS, the TOWN is desirous of securing the services of the CHIEF in the administration of
the Ayer Police Department; and
WHEREAS, the CHIEF is willing to perform the duties of the position of CHIEF OF POLICE
according to the terms and conditions of this contract; and shall furnish the Board of Selectmen with
evidence of professional training and accomplishments and maintain such qualifications as may be
required by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts or Board of Selectmen to hold the position of CHIEF
NOW, THEREFORE, the TOWN and the CHIEF hereby agree that the following terms and
conditions shall govern the salary and fringe benefits payable under this contract to which said CHIEF
shall be entitled as CHIEF OF POLICE.
The administrative control of the Police Department for the TOWN shall be the responsibility of the
CHIEF OF POLICE pursuant to Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 41, Section 97-A. The CHIEF
works under the policy direction of the Board of Selectmen and under the administrative direction of the
Town Administrator. The Chief’s duties shall include, but not be limited to the following:
A. Supervise the daily operation of the Police Department.
B. Supervise all department personnel, sworn and civilian as well as the Dog Officer/Animal Control
C. Supervise all special, auxiliary and/or reserve police officers.
D. Responsible for the daily operation of the communications center. Communications policy shall
be established in consultation with the Fire Chief and Ambulance Director.
E. Prepare and submit the Police Department budget.
F. Manage the department within the established budget.
G. Responsible for all depar