Article I Chief of Police
[R.O. 2012 §200.010]
The Chief of Police shall be appointed by the Mayor with the consent and approval of the Board of Aldermen.
Editor's Note — Ord. no. 1371, enacted August 28, 1970, provided for submission to the electorate the question whether the board of aldermen shall be authorized to appoint a chief of police. Ord. no. 1375, enacted October 5, 1970, declared the results of the election, held on September 29, 1970, as answering the question in the affirmative, vesting the power of appointment in the board of aldermen.
[R.O. 2012 §200.030; Rev. Ords. 1926 Ch. III Art. VI §3; CC 1992 §17-23]
The Police Chief shall be a conservator of the peace and shall have power to arrest, with or without warrant, any person found violating any ordinances of the City or in the commission of any felony, ordinance violation or misdemeanor punishable by the laws of the State and, if necessary, commit such person to prison and detain him/her there overnight or until he/she can be brought before the proper officer for trial or examination, but he/she shall not detain such person unreasonably.
[R.O. 2012 §200.050; Rev. Ords. 1926 Ch. III Art. VI §2; CC 1992 §17-27]
It is hereby made the duty of the Police Chief to execute within the limits of the City or County all process, orders and notices arising under the ordinances of the City.