[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Grand Chute 1-7-1997 as §§ 3.01 and 3.02 of the 1997 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
The Police Chief and all police officers of the Town shall possess the powers, enjoy the privileges and be subject to the liabilities conferred and imposed by law on police officers. The Police Chief and police officers shall have full power and authority and it shall be their duty to:
Familiarize themselves with the ordinances of the Town and attend to the enforcement of such ordinances by all lawful means.
Help prevent crimes, misdemeanors and violations of Town ordinances and protect the health, safety, public peace and order of the Town and its inhabitants.
Report complaints of or observed street and sidewalk obstructions, unlighted streetlamps, unlawful street signs or signals and defective or dangerous streets and sidewalks to the Town Board or appropriate department.
Obey the orders of the Police Chief and report to the Police Chief all violations of the Town ordinances.
Enforce the ordinances of the Town and perform any duty which may be required, and a police officer shall not in the discharge of his/her duties as such officer be guilty of any fraud, extortion, oppression, favoritism, partiality or willful wrong or injustice.
Not communicate to any person any information which shall enable persons to escape from arrest or punishment or enable them to dispose of or secrete any goods or other valuable things stolen or embezzled.
Not compound any offense committed against person or property, or withdraw any complaint therefor, unless by the consent of the Police Chief.
Deliver fees collected in the line of duty by the Police Chief or any police officer thereof to the treasury of the Town of Grand Chute.
Not become bail for any person arrested and shall in no case become bail for any person.
Assist the Fire Department in maintaining order at the scene of a fire.
See that the necessary permits and licenses issued by the proper authority of the state or Town are in the possession of or properly displayed by any person engaged in an activity or business within the Town for which such permit or license is required and that the terms of such permits or licenses are complied with.
Exercise and comply with the provisions of § 60.35, Wis. Stats.
The Police Chief shall have the following duties in addition to any duties prescribed by Wisconsin Statutes and not enumerated herein. The Police Chief shall:
Keep in his/her office a record of all arrests made by members of the Department, traffic tickets issued, the dates, hours and places thereof, names of persons arrested, arresting officers, offenses charged, actions taken and results.
Not be absent from duty or leave the County of Outagamie for more than 24 hours without first reporting to the Town Chairperson, provided that he/she may leave without such report when discharging his/her official duties or when in pursuit of any person known to have violated any law or ordinance of the state or Town, or upon regularly scheduled vacations, or upon regularly scheduled days off, or in cases of absence due to illness.
Submit a written annual report to the Town Board of all activities and transactions of the Department during the preceding year.