Article I In General
[CC 1996 §200.010; Ord. No. 803 §2, 5-20-1991]
The Chief of Police shall be appointed from time to time by the Mayor with the consent and approval of a majority of the City Council.
[CC 1996 §200.020; Ord. No. 803 §2, 5-20-1991]
The Chief of Police may demote or suspend any member of the Police Department and he/she may recommend the termination of any member of the Police Department. In the event that the Chief of Police wishes to demote or suspend or recommend the termination of any member of the Police Department, he/she shall conduct such investigation as he/she shall deem appropriate with respect to the proposed action and shall present the matter, along with his/her recommendation, to the City Council at their next regular or special meeting. Provided however, that the Chief of Police shall have the authority to suspend any member of the Police Department with or without pay for a period of time not to exceed seventy-two (72) hours without notifying or obtaining the approval of the City Council and to issue and record verbal or written reprimands, in his/her sole discretion, to any member of the Police Department.
Nothing in this Section is intended to abrogate the power of the Mayor and City Council to promote, demote, suspend, discipline or terminate the appointment of the Chief of Police and/or any Police Officer at will as granted to the Mayor and City Council by the laws of the State of Missouri.
[CC 1996 §200.030; Ord. No. 803 §2, 5-20-1991]
The Police Department of the City of Breckenridge Hills shall keep true and complete records of all weapons, intoxicating liquor and all other property of any kind or description which comes into its possession during the course of its operations and such records shall contain a description of the item, the date on which the department took possession of said item, from whom taken or where found, date of disposal, method of disposal and to whom delivered and the amount received from the sale thereof, if any.
The Chief of Police, with the approval of the majority of the members of the City Council, is hereby authorized to dispose of such property in the following manner:
When same has been in the possession of the Police Department for more than one (1) year without being returned to the owner thereof and when no other procedure for disposal of same is provided for by the laws of the State of Missouri, the following procedure shall be used:
Property known and classified as weapons, including, but not limited to, knives, pistols, shotguns, rifles, clubs and chains, shall be destroyed.
Property known and classified as intoxicating liquor shall be destroyed.
All property commonly known as drugs of any kind and description shall be destroyed.
All other property shall be sold at a public auction advertised one (1) time in a newspaper of general circulation in the City at least one (1) week prior to the date of such auction. The Police Department shall obtain from each person purchasing any item at such auction a receipt for such item or items, the amount paid for each item and the name and address of the purchaser of each item.
[CC 1996 §200.040; CC 1981 §200.060; Ord. No. 777 §§1 — 2, 8-20-1990]
Peace Officers of the City of Breckenridge Hills Police Department are authorized to participate in and cooperate with any Law Enforcement officers of jurisdictions in any Major Case Squad operation or formation. The officers designated to act as the Major Case Squad operation will so be designated by the Chief of Police and, when acting outside the City of Breckenridge Hills as a member of the Major Case Squad operations, shall be considered to be on active duty, the same as he/she is acting within the boundaries of the City of Breckenridge Hills. This power shall only be exercised during the time the Peace Officer is an active member of an active Major Case Squad and only within the scope of the investigation on which the Squad is working.
The Major Case Squad may operate within the City of Breckenridge Hills on the request of the Chief of Police.