[R.O. 1996 § 220.010; CC 1968 § 14-1; Ord. No. 1147 § 1, 4-12-1982]
All prosecutions for the violation of municipal ordinances shall be instituted by information and may be based upon a complaint. Proceedings shall be in accordance with the Supreme Court Rules governing practice and procedure in proceedings before Municipal Judges.
[R.O. 1996 § 220.020; CC 1968 § 14-2; Ord. No. 1147 § 1, 4-12-1982; Ord. No. 2448 § 1, 5-2-1994]
The Chief of Police and all Police Officers of the Police Department shall have all the powers to make or order arrests which are granted them, or could be granted to them, by Section 544.216, RSMo., as amended and as may be subsequently amended.
The power to arrest authorized by this Section shall be in addition to all other powers conferred upon Police Officers and shall not be construed so as to limit or restrict any other powers of a Police Officer.
[R.O. 1996 § 220.030; CC 1968 § 14-2.1; Ord. No. 1147 § 1, 4-12-1982]
The Chief of Police and all members of the Police Department shall have the power to make or order arrest within the City of Blue Springs for all offenses committed on public school grounds; the power of arrest conferred by Section 220.020 shall extend to offenses committed on public school grounds.
[R.O. 1996 § 220.040; CC 1968 § 14-3; Ord. No. 1147 § 1, 4-12-1982]
Any person arrested for violation of the ordinances of this City shall be immediately conveyed to the Blue Springs detention or holding facility and the Chief of Police and the members of the Police Department shall have the authority and power to keep such person in the detention or holding facility or other place of confinement and prevent their escape until a trial can be held before the proper court, except as otherwise provided by ordinance.
[R.O. 1996 § 220.050; CC 1968 § 14-4; Ord. No. 1147 § 1, 4-12-1982]
Whenever any person shall have been arrested under the provisions of this Chapter, or any other law or ordinance, it shall be the duty of the Chief of Police forthwith to take or cause them to be taken before the Municipal Judge or other proper officer, after information duly made and filed as provided by law, to be dealt with according to law or ordinance; provided, that when an arrest shall be made in the nighttime or on Sunday, or any legal holiday, or the person arrested shall be in a state of intoxication, then it shall be the duty of the Chief of Police and members of the Department to convey such person to the County Jail or other place of confinement as the Chief of Police may direct, there to remain until the following day, or until they shall have perfectly sobered, when they shall be brought before the Municipal Judge or other proper official, as aforesaid, unless the person arrested is given a summons to appear in court without bond.
[R.O. 1996 § 220.060; CC 1968 § 14-5; Ord. No. 1147 § 1, 4-12-1982]
A person arrested by the Chief of Police or a member of the Police Department shall be held in accordance with Section 220.040 except that such persons may be released by order of the City Counselor, Municipal Judge, or other proper officer, or upon bail or bond in such a sum as may seem sufficient and proper with sufficient security for their appearance at a time and place stated in the bond.
[R.O. 1996 § 220.070; CC 1968 § 14-6; Ord. No. 1147 § 1, 4-12-1982]
To make a warrantless arrest for the commission of an offense, an officer may break open any outer or inner door or window of a dwelling house or other building, or any other enclosure, if in hot pursuit or exigent circumstances exist which justify a warrantless entry, and after notice of their office and purpose, they be refused admittance.
[R.O. 1996 § 220.080; CC 1968 § 14-7; Ord. No. 1147 § 1, 4-12-1982]
In prosecutions before the Municipal Court for offenses arising under ordinances of the City, any Police Officer or other executive officer shall be a competent witness in the case; but no such Police Officer or other executive officer shall be entitled to any witness fee in such case.
[R.O. 1996 § 220.090; CC 1968 § 14-8; Ord. No. 1147 § 1, 4-12-1982]
Notices and process arising in the Municipal Court which are necessary to be served on the City shall be served on the City Prosecutor.
[R.O. 1996 § 220.100; CC 1968 § 14-9; Ord. No. 1147 § 1, 4-12-1982]
Whenever any affidavit shall become necessary to be made on the part of the City, the City Prosecutor shall cause the same to be made by some person to whom the facts are known.
[R.O. 1996 § 220.110; CC 1968 § 14-10; Ord. No. 1147 § 1, 4-12-1982]
In the trial of municipal ordinance violation cases, a copy of a municipal ordinance which is certified by the Clerk of the municipality shall constitute prima facie evidence of such ordinance. If such certified copy is on file with the Clerk serving the Judge hearing the case and readily available for inspection by the parties, the Judge may take judicial notice of such ordinance without further proof.
[R.O. 1996 § 220.120; CC 1968 § 14-11; Ord. No. 1147 § 1, 4-12-1982]
The Chief of Police and members of the Police Department shall have the power to serve as marshals or bailiffs of Municipal Court and enforce its orders, judgments, and decrees.
[R.O. 1996 § 220.130; CC 1968 § 14-12; Ord. No. 1147 § 1, 4-12-1982]
The Chief of Police shall have general supervision over all City property and they and their subordinates shall have authority to arrest any trespasser thereon and to remove or abate nuisances or encumbrances put thereon without the authority of the City.
[R.O. 1996 § 220.140; CC 1968 § 14-13; Ord. No. 1147 § 1, 4-12-1982]
The Chief of the Department shall compile such account of all money collected by or in their office as may be required by the Director of Finance, and shall report the same to the Director of Finance, and pay over all money collected by them as fees, fines, or from other sources, unless other disposition shall have been provided by law or ordinances.