[R.O. 2008 §22-16; Ord. No. 807 §11(B), 7-25-1977; Ord. No. 5123 Exh. A, 2-22-2010]
There is established and organized a Police Department to consist of a Chief of Police and as many other Police Officers as the City Administrator may deem necessary. The Police Department shall perform the following functions:
Identification of criminal offenders and criminal activity and, where appropriate, apprehension and arrest of offenders and participation in subsequent court proceedings.
Reduction of the opportunities for the commission of some crimes through preventive patrol and other measures.
Aiding individuals who are in danger of physical harm.
Protection of constitutional guarantees.
Facilitation of the movement of people and vehicles.
Assisting those who cannot care for themselves.
Resolution of conflicts.
Identification of problems that are potentially serious law enforcement or governmental problems.
Creation and maintenance of a feeling of security in the community.
Promotion and preservation of civil order.
Provision of other services, both emergency and non-emergency.
[R.O. 2008 §22-17; Ord. No. 807 §11, 7-25-1977]
The Chief of Police shall act in accordance with policies set forth by the City Administrator and be responsible for the enforcement of all laws and ordinances of the City and shall:
Be responsible for the proper administration, efficiency and general conduct of the Department of Police and serve as Emergency Coordinator under Chapter 225 of this Code.
Be responsible for the assignment and reassignment of all personnel and for the efficiency, discipline, general conduct and appearance of such personnel. In this capacity he/she shall have the authority to prescribe and enforce the rules and regulations for the operation of the department.
Take such action as he/she deems necessary for the protection of the safety and welfare of persons and property.