Village of Mazomanie, WI
Dane County
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Table of Contents
Table of Contents
[HISTORY: Adopted by the Village Board of the Village of Mazomanie 6-28-1988 as Title 3, Ch. 1 of the 1988 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Police Commission — See Ch. 15.
Citations — See Ch. 26.
Municipal Court — See Ch. 31.
Alarm systems — See Ch. 150.
Peace and good order — See Ch. 306.

§ 100-1 Reports and records.

A. 
Reports. The Chief of Police shall submit oral and written reports to the Police Commission of the activities and transactions of the Department as required by the Police Commission.
[Amended 9-23-1997 by Ord. No. 1997-5]
B. 
Police records. There shall be kept by the Department a suitable record in which shall be entered the name of every person arrested in the Village, the name of the person making the arrest, the date and cause of the arrest, the court from which the warrant was issued, the disposition made of the case, the amount of fine and costs paid and to whom paid, bond posted and all complaints in full.

§ 100-2 General powers of police officers.

Every member of the Police Department shall:
A. 
Familiarize himself with the ordinances of the Village and the state statutes and attend to the enforcement of such ordinances by all lawful means.
B. 
Help prevent crimes, misdemeanors and violations of Village ordinances and protect the health, safety, public peace and order of the Village and its inhabitants.
C. 
Report all street and sidewalk obstructions, unlighted streetlamps, unlawful street signs or signals and defective or dangerous streets and sidewalks to the appropriate person or organization responsible for their repair or service.
D. 
Assist the Fire Department in maintaining order at the scene of a fire or any other fire response within the Village.
E. 
See that the necessary permits and licenses issued by the state or Village are in the possession of or properly displayed by any person engaged in an activity or business within the Village for which such permit or license is required and that the terms of such permits or licenses are complied with.
F. 
Perform such other lawful duties as ordered by the Chief of Police or his authorized representative.

§ 100-3 Responsibilities of Chief of Police.

A. 
Duties. In addition to the duties imposed upon him by Chapter 94, § 94-5, the Chief of Police shall:
(1) 
Cause to be maintained accurate records of complaints, crimes, traffic accidents, ordinance violations, arrests, summons, incidents and calls for police service and shall provide a system of periodic summary and analysis to ensure the most efficient and effective deployment and use of the Department's resources. He shall submit or cause to be submitted to the various agencies such reports and summaries as are required by state statutes or ordinances and shall participate in voluntary programs designed to improve law enforcement and public safety.
(2) 
Submit such reports and comply with such procedures as may be prescribed by the Police Commission relative to fiscal and administrative matters.
[Amended 9-23-1997 by Ord. No. 1997-5]
(3) 
Have exclusive control of the assignment, hours of duty and transfer of all members of the Department.
(4) 
Plan, organize, staff, direct and control all of the human and material resources of the Department for the most effective and efficient discharge of its duty to protect persons and property, preserve the peace, protect the rights of citizens and enforce the Wisconsin Statutes and the ordinances of the Village as are within its jurisdiction. He shall supervise the preparation and presentation of annual reports and budgets for the Police Department. He shall be required to certify to the correctness of all bills incurred by the Department.
(5) 
Strive to maintain suitable, productive relationships with other Village departments and with other governmental agencies and private organizations concerned with law enforcement, crime prevention, administration of justice and public safety. He shall cooperate and exchange information with other Village departments in matters relating to their various functions.
(6) 
Plan and execute programs designed to prevent and repress crime, apprehend and prosecute offenders, recover property and regulate noncriminal conduct, giving highest priority in the allocation of resources to crime and other offenses most hazardous to life and property.
B. 
Custody of Department equipment. The Chief of Police shall be the custodian of all Village property, equipment and supplies under the control of, or used by, the Police Department and shall be responsible for the care, maintenance, safeguarding and accurate records of such property, equipment and supplies.
C. 
Custody of Department property. The Chief of Police shall be the custodian of all property and shall be responsible for the safekeeping, lawful disposition and accurate record of the same. He shall see that all property is returned to its lawful owner or otherwise disposed of according to the applicable statutes.

§ 100-4 Rules of conduct and policies.

[Amended 9-23-1997 by Ord. No. 1997-5]
The Chief of Police shall establish and promulgate the rules of conduct, directives, and policies and procedures and prescribe such duties for individual members as he may deem necessary for the effective and efficient command and operation of the Police Department, provided that no such rules of conduct, directives, policies and procedures, duties, or assignments shall be in conflict with the statutes or ordinances or with any policies of the Village approved by the Village Board or rules or policies approved by the Police Commission.

§ 100-5 Personnel records and performance evaluations.

The Chief of Police shall cause to be maintained adequate personnel records of employment, assignment, promotions, attendance, performance and training for all members of the Department. He shall also comply with all provisions of the Law Enforcement Standards Board in regard to background investigations. He shall keep himself adequately informed of the activities of the Department and be assured that the duties of his subordinates are properly discharged. He shall formulate procedures for recognizing outstanding performance by Department members, for investigating complaints of misconduct by any Department member and for taking appropriate disciplinary action subject to the provisions of the applicable statutes and rules of the Department.

§ 100-6 Training.

The Chief of Police is responsible for the training of all members of the Department. He shall cause adequate and progressive programs of training to be organized and conducted to prepare Department members in the knowledge, procedures and techniques of their duties and responsibilities. He will ensure that, within budgetary limitations, members of the Department attend training courses, seminars and conferences necessary to maintain and improve their job skills and professional knowledge. He shall encourage Department members to further their education in law enforcement through study, special courses, college attendance, extension programs and independent readings.

§ 100-7 Civilians to assist.

All persons in the Village, when called upon by any police officer or peace officer, shall promptly aid and assist him in the execution of his duties, and whoever shall neglect or refuse to give such aid or assistance shall be subject to the general penalty as provided in Chapter 1, § 1-3 of this Code.