[HISTORY: Adopted by the Common Council of the City of Nekoosa 2-9-1988 by Ord. No. 423. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Composition. The Police Department shall consist of the Chief of Police and such number of subordinates as the Council shall, from time to time, deem necessary.
Regulations. Members of the Department shall be governed by the rules and regulations adopted by the Police Chief, resolutions and ordinances adopted by the Council, and the Wisconsin Statutes.
Disciplinary actions. See § 1.19 of this Code.
The Chief of Police shall possess the powers, enjoy the privileges and be subject to the liabilities conferred and imposed by law upon constables.
He shall obey all lawful written orders of the Mayor and the Council.
He shall cause the public peace to be preserved and see that all laws and ordinances of the City and state are enforced, and whenever any violation thereof shall come to his knowledge, he shall cause the requisite complaint to be made and see that the evidence is procured for the successful prosecution of the offender.
He shall exercise supervisory control over all personnel of the Department; may adopt rules and regulations for the government, discipline, equipment and uniforms of police officers; and shall maintain a personnel file for each member of the Department.
He shall be responsible for the total operation of the Police Department and the care and condition of the equipment used by the Department.
He shall keep an accurate and complete record of all complaints, arrests, traffic violations, convictions and dispositions of the Department.
The Chief shall cause the report of police pursuit engagements for the previous 12 months to be sent to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation on or before August 15, 1999, and on or before August 15 of each year thereafter, as required under § 85.07(8), Wis. Stats.
[Added by Ord. No. 513]
Beginning on or before June 30, 2002, and on or before each June 30 thereafter, the Police Chief shall review the Department's written policies on emergency vehicles exceeding speed limits in general and police pursuit in particular and shall revise such policies if appropriate.
[Added by Ord. No. 513]
General powers and duties. Each officer of the Department shall possess the powers conferred on constables by law, shall preserve the public peace and shall enforce the laws and ordinances of the state and City, subject to the orders, rules and regulations of the Chief.
Power of arrest. The Chief of Police and any police officer shall arrest all persons in the City found in the act of violating any law or ordinance of the City or state or aiding or abetting in such violation, and they shall arrest, without warrant, all persons whom they have reasonable grounds to believe have violated any law or ordinance and who will not be apprehended unless immediately arrested, shall take all arrested persons in charge and confine them, and shall, within a reasonable time, bring such persons before the court having jurisdiction thereof to be dealt with according to law.