[Ord. No. 040510I §§1 — 20, 5-10-2004]
Board Of Aldermen To Select. The Mayor with approval of the Board of Aldermen shall appoint a Police Officer for the City of Willard to be known as the "Chief of Police" until his/her qualified successor is selected as provided by Statute or ordinance.
Duties. The Chief Of Police is to perform the following duties:
The Chief of Police performs overall supervisory, administrative, work planning, coordinating and directing of the operations and administrative activities of the Police Department.
Patrol an eight (8) hour shift. Plans, coordinates and provides overall direction for the various programs and activities for the department, including administrative, staff operation, departmental research, planning and training coordination.
Directs, instructs, explains, counsels subordinates, initiates disciplinary action against subordinates for breaches or infractions of policy, rules, regulations, laws or ordinances. The Chief of Police can give a subordinate the following disciplinary action (with cause) without the Mayor or Board of Aldermen's approval:
Develop, write and revise the department's operating manuals, policies and/or other as per the regulations set forth by the City of Willard and the State and Federal Governments.
Establish departmental organization, chain of command, communications and coordinate activities with appropriate City, County, State, Federal and other law enforcement agencies.
Meet and confer with other law enforcement agencies, community and business representatives and the public on all aspects of the department's activities. He/she shall also answer and inquire of complaints. He/she shall establish and maintain a community relations program.
Make appointments of positions of rank and/or responsibility within the Police Department.
Coordinate the planning for and implementation of future budget periods.
Oversee the training of all full- and part-time officers by insuring that each officer is afforded the necessary training which will enable him/her to keep up to date on current law enforcement techniques. Upon approval by the Board of Aldermen, the Chief of Police shall attend seminars, meetings and conferences so as to keep himself/herself abreast of current trends in the law enforcement community and to relay acquired information to the officers of the department at departmental training meetings.
Report as required to the Board of Aldermen.
Evaluate work performance of subordinate officers. Composes written reports of officer performance.
Give and receive information at a department head level.
Review reports and correspondence prepared by subordinates to be sent to outside destinations. Raise questions, make suggestions, adjustments, corrections and return them back to subordinates for corrections before being sent to outside destinations.
Compose correspondence dealing with subject matter that calls for discretion, judgment and negotiation, authority in replying to inquiries and when presenting or requesting information.
Interview prospective employees and make recommendations concerning employment and/or terminations to the Board of Aldermen.
Exercise supervision over all Police Department personnel.
Must possess a thorough knowledge of modern law enforcement principles, procedures, techniques and equipment. Have a thorough knowledge of applicable laws, ordinances, departmental rules and regulations. Must have knowledge of principles and methods of administration, including budget development.
Must be able to accept responsibility, make decisions, delegate authority and motivate a large number of people toward a coordinated effort. Must have the ability to establish and maintain effective interpersonal relationships with employees, other departments and the public. Must have the ability to communicate effectively.
[Ord. No. 940225 §§1 — 5, 2-25-1994; Ord. No. 130909 §1, 9-9-2013]
The Board of Aldermen adopts the Willard Police manual as submitted by the Chief of Police on this date, February 25, 1994, and subsequently amended by ord. no. 130909 enacted on Septamber 9, 2013.
The Board of Aldermen incorporates the Willard Police manual, as finally revised, into this ordinance.
The Chief of Police is authorized and requested to provide this and correct copies of the Willard Police manual to the officers of the Police Department and to obtain each officer's signature thereon as having received the same.
The Chief of Police is hereby charged with the duty of providing each officer with updates to said manual as they occur and to provide a complete up-to-date manual for each new officer who may become employed by the department.
Each employee and/or officer of the Police Department is hereby ordered to abide by the terms of the Police manual and any addition or amendments thereto, to follow the procedures therein and to comply with the policies as stated in the manual.
[Ord. No. 970908 §§1 — 2, 9-8-1997; Ord. No. 050509B §§1 — 2, 5-9-2005]
[Ord. No. 941114-E §1, 11-14-1994]
Any Police Officer of the City of Willard shall have the authority to respond to an emergency situation outside the City boundaries when the emergency situation arises within the City of Willard.
Any Police Officer of the City of Willard shall have the authority to respond to an emergency situation outside the City boundaries when the emergency situation arises within any political subdivisions that also has authorized its Police Officers to respond to emergency situations arising within the City of Willard.
Police Officers of the City of Springfield, Missouri, are hereby authorized to respond to any emergency situation arising in the City of Willard, Missouri, after receiving a request for assistance from the Willard Police Department or one (1) of its Law Enforcement Officers.
Police Officers of any political subdivision that has authorized its Police Officers to respond to the City of Springfield are also hereby authorized to respond to any emergency situation arising in the City of Willard, Missouri, after receiving a request for assistance from the Willard Police Department or one (1) of its Law Enforcement Officers.
As used in this Section, "Police Officer" means an officer who has completed the basic Police training program promulgated by Chapter 590, RSMo. As used in this Section, "respond" shall mean to take any and all action which the Police Officer may lawfully take as if exercising his/her powers within the jurisdiction of his/her employing City. As used in this Section, "emergency situation" means any situation in which the Police Officer has a reasonable belief that a crime is about to be committed, is being committed or has been committed involving injury or threat of injury to any person, property or governmental interest and that his/her response is reasonably necessary to prevent or end such emergency situation or mitigate the likelihood of injury involved in such emergency situation.
[Ord. No. 940225-A §1, 2-25-1994]
The Board of Aldermen authorizes the Mayor to enter into an agreement to become a member agency of the South Central Missouri Major Case Squad.