2017 New Jersey Revised Statutes
TITLE 40A - MUNICIPALITIES AND COUNTIES
Section 40A:14-156.1 - Mutual police, fire aid in emergency, agreements between municipalities; interstate authority
40A:14-156.1 Mutual police, fire aid in emergency, agreements between municipalities; interstate authority
1. The governing bodies of two or more municipalities may by reciprocal ordinances enter into agreements with each other for mutual police or fire aid in case of emergency. Such agreements may provide for:
a. The reimbursement of the municipality or municipalities rendering such aid, for any damage to police or fire equipment or other property, and for payment to any member of a police force or fire department and force or volunteer fire company for injuries sustained while serving pursuant to such agreements or to a surviving spouse or other dependent if death results;
b. A joint meeting of the municipalities entering into such agreements, for the selection of necessary officers or personnel, or for such other matters as are mutually deemed necessary; and
c. The acquisition of lands, and the establishment and maintenance of a central office. Real and personal property so acquired shall be held by such municipalities as tenants in common.
The governing body of a municipality may enter into an agreement with any authority created pursuant to an interstate compact for mutual police or fire aid in case of emergency. The agreement may contain provisions similar to the provisions in agreements between municipalities as provided above.
L.1976,c.45,s.1; amended 1997, c.79, s.1.