[R.O. 2008 §20.130; Ord. No. 394, 12-10-1957]
The Police Department shall consist of a Chief of Police who shall be the City Marshal and who shall be the director of the department together with such subordinate officers of Police and detectives as may be deemed necessary for the proper conduct of the duties of the department and such number of patrolmen, detectives, probationers, auxiliary and civil defense officers as may be authorized from time to time by the Council, all of whom shall be appointed by the City Manager and shall serve until removed or discharged by the City Manager. The Chief of Police shall have general supervision and control of the department including the enforcement of discipline among the members thereof and the instruction and training of the members in their duties.
[R.O. 2008 §20.135; Ord. No. 394, 12-10-1957]
The Police Department of the City shall see that all laws of the United States, State of Missouri and the ordinances of the City are observed and enforced and shall perform such services and make such reports from time to time as they may be required to perform by the City Manager. Police Officers shall have power at all times to make or order an arrest with proper process for any offense against the law and against the ordinances of the City and keep the offender in the City Jail or other place to prevent his/her escape until a trial can be had before the court of proper jurisdiction. Unless such offender shall give a good and sufficient bond for his/her release, he/she shall be held until his/her appearance for trial. The members of the department shall also have power to make arrest without process in all cases in which any offense against an ordinance or ordinances of the City shall be committed in their presence or in all cases where anyone is suspected of having committed a felony. The Chief of Police and his/her subordinates shall serve as Marshal and Deputy Marshal of the City court and shall prepare the complaints in all cases therein and shall execute and return all papers and orders issued by the City court or other department of the City under any ordinance or law. The Chief of the department shall compile such account of all money collected by him/her or his/her office as may be required by the City Manager and shall report the same to the City Manager and pay over all money collected by him/her as fines, fees or from other sources unless other disposition shall have been provided for by law or ordinance. He/she shall have charge of the City Jail and shall be responsible for the proper care and condition thereof. He/she shall keep the City Manager properly advised as to the condition of the streets, alleys, culverts and sidewalks within the City, perform all other duties required of him/her by the City Manager and such other duties as may be necessary to conserve the peace and welfare of the City and its inhabitants.
[R.O. 2008 §20.137; Ord. No. 727, 10-26-1965]
All unclaimed property, other than money or cash, coming into the possession of the Police Department of the City of Olivette from any source whatsoever and having any value shall be marked and a record thereof kept to show its source and date of receipt and shall be kept and disposed of as herein provided:
Said property shall be kept on the premises of the City Hall, unless there is no suitable space for the storage of such property, in which event the property may be removed to a storage warehouse.
If such property has remained unclaimed for more than thirty (30) days, said property may be sold at public auction by the Chief of the Police Department, which said public auction shall be held at the City Hall and ten (10) days' notice of which said public auction shall be published in a newspaper of general circulation in St. Louis County.
If no bids are received at such public sale, the property may be sold at a private sale for the best price offered. Any property for which no bid is received at public or private sale shall be destroyed by the Police Department and a certificate thereof shall be filed with the City Clerk.
Said property shall be delivered to the owner at any time prior to sale upon the furnishing by the owner of satisfactory proof of ownership and payment by such owner of all expenses incurred in the keeping of such property and its offering for sale.
All monies received from the sale of such property shall be deposited in the General Revenue Fund of the City.
[R.O. 2008 §20.139; Ord. No. 727, 10-26-1965]
All money or cash coming into the possession of the Police Department of the City of Olivette from any source whatsoever which has remained unclaimed for a period of thirty (30) days shall be delivered to the City Clerk and shall be held in a separate fund thereafter under the supervision of the City Clerk for a period of one (1) year. If said money or cash is claimed within said period of one (1) year, it shall be delivered to the person exhibiting satisfactory proof of ownership of the fund. If said money is not claimed within said period, it shall become a part of the general revenue of the City of Olivette.
Definition. For the purpose of this Section, the "major case squad" means any formation, operation, organization or cooperative action between any County, Governing Body, any municipal government and the City, the purpose of which is intensive professional investigation of certain individual crimes that may occur in their general geographical area and which is operated and activated on request of a County Sheriff, County Police Superintendent or the Police Chief of a political subdivision wherein a crime has occurred.
Authorized. The officers of the City Police Department are authorized to participate in and cooperate with any Law Enforcement Officers of jurisdictions in any major case squad operation or formation. The officers designated to act as the major case squad operation will be so designated by the Chiefs of Police and when acting outside of the City as a member of the major case squad operation shall be considered to be on active duty the same as if acting within the boundaries of the City.