City of Monroe, WI
Green County
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§ 9-1-1 Creation; appointment of members.

[3-5-2002; 2016 Code]
The police department of the city shall consist of a chief and subordinates. The number of subordinates shall be determined by resolution of the council. Appointments to the department shall be made as follows:
(A) 
Chief. The board of police and fire commissioners shall appoint the chief who shall hold office during good behavior subject to suspension or removal by the board for cause.
(B) 
Subordinates. The chief shall appoint all subordinates subject to approval by the board. Such appointments shall be made by promotion when this can be done to advantage, otherwise from an eligible list furnished by the board and kept on file with the city clerk. The chief may appoint such persons for temporary duty as he or she shall consider necessary and advisable.

§ 9-1-2 Compensation.

[3-5-2002; 2016 Code]
The salaries of the chief and subordinates shall be fixed by resolution of the council. Such salaries, when so fixed, may be increased but not decreased by the council without a previous recommendation of the board.

§ 9-1-3 Restrictions on department members.

[3-5-2002; 2016 Code]
(A) 
Other employment. No regular member of the police force shall engage in any other business, except upon written permission from the chief.
(B) 
Fees. No member of the police force shall receive any fees for the performance of services while on duty as an employee of the city that exceed the compensation payable by the city for such services, and any fees paid that exceed the compensation payable by the city for such services shall be paid to the city treasurer for the use of the city. Any fees so collected shall be appropriated to the general fund of the city.

§ 9-1-4 Powers and duties of chief.

[3-5-2002; 12-20-2005; 2016 Code]
(A) 
Duties.
(1) 
Supervision. The chief shall be administratively responsible to the city administrator and shall obey all lawful orders of the mayor or council. He or she shall exercise general supervision of the police department. He or she shall cause the public peace to be preserved by enforcement of codes and resolutions enacted by the council and by suppression of all riots and disturbances that may occur.
(2) 
Arrest. The chief shall cause to be arrested and prosecuted all persons who shall be found violating any codes or regulations of the city. He or she shall likewise arrest all persons chargeable with offenses punishable by the laws of the state or county or applicable federal laws, and bring such persons before the proper tribunal for prosecution.
(3) 
Investigations. The chief and members of the police department shall cause to be conducted, investigations into reports of crimes or violations of this code, and shall conduct investigations into the backgrounds of all persons applying for employment with the city, or applying to the city for licensing purposes, reporting the results of such investigations to the proper authority.
(B) 
Powers. The chief shall possess the powers, enjoy the privileges and be subject to the liabilities conferred and imposed by law upon constables and be taken as included in all writs and papers addressed to constables; shall arrest or cause to be arrested, with or without process, and with reasonable diligence take before the proper court, every person found in the city violating any law of the state, this code or county or applicable federal law.

§ 9-1-5 Conservators of the peace; powers.

[3-5-2002; 2016 Code]
(A) 
Arrest powers. The chief and members of the police department of the city are also hereby authorized, empowered and directed, with or without process or complaint, to arrest, retain and confine in such place as may be provided by the council, until a trial can be had in a proper court, all persons violating this code, and any person who shall be detected in the act of offending against any of the laws of the county, state or federal government.
(B) 
Bail. The chief or other police officers shall be incompetent to provide bail for any person arrested and shall in no case provide bail for any person under arrest.