[Ord. No. 414 §§1 — 2, 5-11-2011; Ord. No. 419 §1, 10-12-2011]
Any person who is appointed as City Marshal in any Fourth Class City of this State shall, within six (6) months of such appointment, cause to be filed with the City Clerk of the City and Director of the Department of Public Safety proof that he/she has completed the training program formulated pursuant to Sections 590.170 and 590.175, RSMo., or some other comparable training program of not less than one hundred twenty (120) hours instruction approved by the Director of the Department of Public Safety. If the newly appointed City Marshal is unable to complete the training program within six (6) months due to the proper course not being available from the Department of Public Safety, an extension may be granted until such a course is made available.
Whether any person appointed to his/her first (1st) term as City Marshal attends such a training program prior to or after assuming the duties of his/her office shall be left to the discretion of the Board of Aldermen. During the time that a Marshal is enrolled in such a training program, he/she shall be hired as a City employee and receive as full compensation from the City, compensation at a rate equal to that of City Marshal.
Qualifications for applicants for the position of Marshal/Chief of Police are hereby established by the Board of Aldermen as follows:
Must hold a Missouri Class "A" P.O.S.T. Certificate.
Must be at least thirty (30) years of age.
Must have at least two (2) years of college except that five (5) years experience in the law enforcement field can be substituted for one (1) year of college. Ten (10) years experience would be rated the same as two (2) years of college.
Must have a valid driver's license.
Must be able to demonstrate through references a history of ethical behavior in previous positions.
Must not have been convicted of any felony.
Must have at least five (5) years experience working as a Law Enforcement Officer to include at least two (2) years as a supervisor or commander of other Police Officers.
Should have demonstrated ability in providing or implementing strategies to improve public safety.
Should have demonstrated ability to develop and/or implement the budget of the Police Department.
Must be certified by a physician to be in good enough physical condition to perform all the duties of a Police Officer.
[CC 1974 §18-5; Ord. No. 6 §1-608, 2-8-1958]
The City Marshal shall, at each regular meeting of the Board of Aldermen, make a written report setting forth all money collected or received during the preceding month belonging to the City, together with the names of the persons from whom he/she received any money and on what account. Such report shall be carefully examined by the Board and if found to be correct, such report shall be approved, the order of approval entered in the journal of proceedings and such report shall be filed and kept by the City Clerk.
The Police of the City may be appointed in such numbers, for such times and in such manner as may be prescribed by ordinance. They shall have power to serve and execute all warrants, subpoenas, writs or other process and to make arrests in the same manner as the Marshal. They may exercise such powers in areas leased or owned by the municipality outside of the boundaries of such municipality. The Marshal and Policemen shall be conservators of the peace and shall be active and vigilant in the preservation of good order within the City.