Westmoreland Recreation Commission
Code of Conduct
The purpose of establishing a Code of Conduct for the Westmoreland Recreation Commission, its entities, and activities is to ensure that all children involved in sporting activities performed on any property owned by the City of Westmoreland and in the care of the Westmoreland Recreation Commission are participating in the safest and healthiest environment that can be provided. The Code of Conduct is not meant to deter any parent, fan, head coach, assistant coach, or player from being involved in any sporting activity that is provided. All persons involved in activities provided by the Westmoreland Recreation Commission should have the same opportunity to enjoy part of our past time without being subjected to unwanted, immoral, and unethical conduct.
Rules and Regulations
The following is a list of rules and procedures to be enforced by the President of the Westmoreland Recreation Commission, or such officer's designee. The following regulations are not listed in any manner of importance.
- No person with knowledge or probable cause to believe that such acts will alarm, anger, or disturb others or provoke an assault or other breach of the peace shall:
- Engage in brawling or fighting; or
- Disturb an assembly or meeting engaged in activities related to the Westmoreland Recreation Commission; or
- Use offensive, obscene, or abusive language or engage in noisy conduct tending reasonably to arouse alarm, anger, or resentment in others.
- No person shall intentionally refuse or fail to leave any public building or public field upon being requested to do so by the President of the Westmoreland Recreation Commission, or such officer's designee, who is charged with maintaining order, if such person is committing, threatens to commit, or incites others to commit, any act which did or would if completed, disrupt, impair, interfere with, or obstruct the activities, processes, procedures or functions being carried out by the Westmoreland Recreation Commission. In addition, no person shall enter upon or remain upon any property owned by the City of Westmoreland and in the care of the Westmoreland Recreation Commission with knowledge that such person is not authorized or privileged to do so.
- No person having custody, control, or supervision over minor children involved in activities associated with the Westmoreland Recreation Commission shall knowingly display any material or device which is harmful to minors in such a way that minors, as a part of the invited general public, will be exposed to view such material or device while engaged in activities sponsored by the Westmoreland Recreation Commission. This includes but is not limited to the use and/or display of any tobacco or smokeless tobacco product or advertisement of same and the use and/or display of any alcoholic beverage or advertisement of same.
- No person shall possess any type of firearm or any other instrument which could be considered a weapon and which has a main function of emitting any type of projectile while on property owned by the City of Westmoreland and in the care of the Westmoreland Recreation Commission. This includes but is not limited to any centerfire, rimfire, or black powder firearm; paintball guns; airsoft guns; crossbows; compound bows; tasers; or any other electronic immobilization devices.
- No person shall possess any type of object which could be used as a weapon and is generally known as a bludgeon, sandclub, metal knuckles, throwing star, switch-blade knife, dagger, dirk, billy, blackjack, sling shot, straight-edged razor or any other dangerous or deadly weapon or instrument of like character while on property owned by the City of Westmoreland and in the care of the Westmoreland Recreation Commission. The only acceptable instrument, which could be used as a weapon that will be allowed, is a common pocketknife with a blade of no more than four inches in length.
Standard Operating Procedures
- Any person who has violated the "Code of Conduct" to the extent of needing to be removed from any public property in the care of the Westmoreland Recreation Commission will first be notified of their expulsion by the President of the Westmoreland Recreation Commission, or such officer's designee.
- If such person becomes violent or refuses to leave any property in the care of the Westmoreland Recreation Commission, the Pottawatomie County Sheriff's Office will be notified. Upon arrival of law enforcement, any and all officers of the Westmoreland Recreation Commission who are present will assist law enforcement with whatever information is available regarding the incident.
- The President of the Westmoreland Recreation Commission will be notified as soon as possible and will either respond to the appropriate location or will request to speak with the law enforcement officer on scene. Any head coach, assistant coach, or umpire who violates the Code of Conduct will be immediately relieved of their obligations and will not be allowed to participate in any further Westmoreland Recreation Commission activities. Any parent or fan not directly participating in any event sponsored by the Westmoreland Recreation Commission who violates the Code of Conduct will be required to leave the premises immediately, with law enforcement assistance if needed.
This Code of Conduct is agreed upon and adopted as the governing rules and regulations of the Westmoreland Recreation Commission on this 15th day of February, 2009.