City of Blue Springs, MO
Jackson County
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[R.O. 1996 § 200.010; CC 1968 § 17-1; Ord. No. 231 § 1, 6-5-1961]
The Police of the City may be appointed in such numbers, for such times and in such manner as may be prescribed by law or ordinance. They shall have the power to serve and execute all warrants, subpoenas, writs or other process, and to make arrests. They may exercise such powers in areas leased or owned by the City outside of the boundaries of such City. The Police Officers shall be the conservators of peace, and shall be active and vigilant in the preservation of good order within the City.
[R.O. 1996 § 200.020; CC 1968 § 17-2; Ord. No. 231 § 2, 6-5-1961]
The Police of the City shall be in such number, for such period of time and in such manner as may be prescribed by the City Council, with the powers and duties set forth by law and for such salaries as the City Council may decide.
[R.O. 1996 § 200.030; CC 1968 § 17-3]
The Police Officers shall have a badge of office and shall wear or carry such badge when on duty.
[R.O. 1996 § 200.040; CC 1968 § 17-17]
Before entering upon the discharge of their duties the Chief of Police will take an oath to faithfully discharge the duties of their office, and to give information to the Mayor of all violations of the City ordinances coming within their knowledge.
[R.O. 1996 § 200.050; CC 1968 § 17-18]
The Chief of Police shall have the authority to call on every inhabitant of the City over eighteen (18) years of age and under fifty (50) years of age to aid in enforcing the laws.
[R.O. 1996 § 200.060; CC 1968 § 17-19]
It shall be the duty of the Chief of Police of the City, as of all other Police Officers thereof, to see that all laws and ordinances pertaining to the Police regulations of the City are duly enforced.
[R.O. 1996 § 200.070; CC 1968 § 17-20]
It shall be the duty of the Chief of Police of the City, as of all other Police Officers thereof within the corporate limits of the City, to promptly arrest and bring before the Municipal Judge or any other authorized officer any person violating any ordinances of the City, for trial, and in case of inability to have such trial at once, to commit the arrested person to the City Jail or some other place of safekeeping until the complaint can be heard and determined; provided, that in case of arrest the Police are empowered to accept bail from the person arrested in amounts previously set by law or the Municipal Court, for their appearance before the Municipal Judge or some other authorized officer at a time near at hand to be fixed by the Court or Police, such bail at all times to be good and sufficient and calculated to insure the appearance of such arrested person at the time fixed.
[R.O. 1996 § 200.080; CC 1968 § 17-21]
It shall be the duty of the Police to promptly execute and return all processes and orders arising under law and ordinances of this City, and within such limits as may be fixed by law or ordinances of the City, to execute and return all orders, notices, writs or processes and to perform all duties that may be imposed by laws or ordinances.
[R.O. 1996 § 200.090; CC 1968 § 17-22]
The Chief of Police shall have a badge of office, and wear or carry such badge when on duty.