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File #: 180830    Version: Name:
Type: Resolution Status: ADOPTED
File created: 9/20/2018 In control: Committee on Law and Government
On agenda: Final action: 3/14/2019
Title: Proposing an amendment to the Philadelphia Home Rule Charter providing for the mandatory establishment and hiring of a new class of employees within the civil service system to be designated as "Public Safety Enforcement Officers," setting forth the duties of such employees, and providing for the submission of the amendment to the electors of Philadelphia.
Sponsors: Council President Clarke, Councilmember Greenlee
Indexes: PUBLIC SAFETY ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS
Attachments: 1. Resolution No. 18083001, As Amended.pdf, 2. Signature18083001
Title
Proposing an amendment to the Philadelphia Home Rule Charter providing for the mandatory establishment and hiring of a new class of employees within the civil service system to be designated as "Public Safety Enforcement Officers," setting forth the duties of such employees, and providing for the submission of the amendment to the electors of Philadelphia.

Body
WHEREAS, Under Section 6 of the First Class City Home Rule Act (53 P.S. ?13106), an amendment to the Philadelphia Home Rule Charter may be proposed by a resolution of the Council of the City of Philadelphia adopted with the concurrence of two-thirds of its elected members; now, therefore

RESOLVED, BY THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA, That the following amendment to the Philadelphia Home Rule Charter is hereby proposed and shall be submitted to the electors of the City on an election date designated by ordinance:

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ARTICLE V
EXECUTIVE AND ADMINISTRATIVE BRANCH - POWERS AND DUTIES
Managing Director and Departments, Boards and Commissions under his Supervision

CHAPTER 1
MANAGING DIRECTOR

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? 5-103. Public Safety Enforcement Officers.

(a) There shall be appointed "Public Safety Enforcement Officers" within such departments as determined by the Managing Director. The duties of such officers may include the following: providing support to the Police Department to regulate the flow of traffic; enforcing, and providing such assistance as uniformed police officers may require to enforce, code provisions relating to the quality of life in the City's neighborhoods; and carrying out such other related duties as the Managing Director may determine or as otherwise provided by ordinance. A Public Safety Enforcement Officer shall not have authority to carry a firearm or to detain or arrest any person.

(b) A minimum number of such officers shall be established by the M...

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