[R.O. 2006 §200.010; Ord. No. 1864 §1, 5-22-1995; Ord. No. 1910 §1, 11-20-1995]
The City of Fenton, through a contract with St. Louis County, Missouri, authorizes the Department of Police of St. Louis County to provide full-service Police protection and services including local patrols and traffic supervision within the Fenton City limits. All Police personnel shall be employees of St. Louis County and shall be under direct supervision of St. Louis County Police Department. The terms "Police" and "Policemen" as used herein shall refer to Law Enforcement Officers. The term Police Department or City Police Department as used herein shall refer to St. Louis County Police Department/City of Fenton Precinct. The Commanding Officer appointed to this position shall be the highest ranking St. Louis County Police Officer assigned to the City of Fenton or his/her designee.
The Commanding Officer of the Fenton Precinct shall be the Chief of Police for the City of Fenton and shall perform all duties required of the Marshal by law.
[R.O. 2006 §200.030; Ord. No. 1864 §1, 5-22-1995]
It is the duty of all Policemen to acquaint themselves and to be familiar with the ordinances of the City of Fenton and any amendments thereto and they are hereby authorized to enforce such ordinances. They are authorized to make arrests, serve summons and report violations.
[R.O. 2006 §200.040; Ord. No. 1864 §1, 5-22-1995; Ord. No. 1910 §1, 11-20-1995]
In traffic cases, the complaint or information and summons shall be in the form known as the "Uniform Citation" as set out in Supreme Court Rules, as adapted to the City of Fenton. All other complaints or information used by the City of Fenton shall be approved by the City Attorney for the City of Fenton. The procedures for handling and disposal of citations and other complaints shall follow the Supreme Court Rules of the State of Missouri, and shall be further regulated as follows:
Responsible to Municipal Court. The disposition of all such Uniform Citations shall be the responsibility of the Fenton Municipal Court.
No citation to be altered. Once a Uniform Citation has been filled out and executed by a Police Officer, the citation so executed shall not in any circumstances be amended, altered, added to or subtracted from by the Police Officer. Upon execution, the Uniform Citation shall be immediately transmitted to the Municipal Court Clerk, and in no wise shall the issued and executed Uniform Citation be deposited in the Municipal Clerk's office later than seventy-two (72) hours after issuance. Should any officer have comment or recommendation regarding any Uniform Citation issued and executed, the officer shall cause same to be transmitted to or communicated with the Prosecuting Attorney. Nothing herein shall prevent the filing of more detailed information or amended information by the Prosecution Attorney.
Improper disposition. Any person who improperly disposes, or who solicits, or aids in the disposition of a Uniform Citation in any manner, other than authorized by the Court or this Section, shall be proceeded against for criminal contempt in the manner provided by the Supreme Court Rules.
Other complaints. All citizen complaints and other complaints involving Municipal Ordinance Violations shall be turned over to the Municipal Court Clerk within the next business day by the citizen or other persons. The Prosecuting Attorney shall then determine whether said complaint shall be prosecuted. The proper disposition of citizen and other complaints shall be subject to the requirements of this Section.
Violations of State Statutes. Nothing herein shall be deemed to affect the disposition of matters that are violations of State law, except that any Uniform Citation issued as a State Statute violation shall likewise be subject to the provisions of this Section except that transmission shall be made to the proper County authority.