September 21, 1995
Digest: A part-time judge may not accept employment as part-time police chief in a different community.
Rules: 22 NYCRR 100.5(h)
A part-time justice has been appointed to position of part-time police chief of a village in a different community and asks whether the holding of the two positions creates a conflict of interest.
In the opinion of the Committee the judge may not accept employment as a police chief even if that position is in a different jurisdiction. Section 100.5 (h) of the Rules of the Chief Administrator specifically bars a judge from accepting employment as a peace officer.