City of Cabool, MO
Texas County
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[R.O. 2011 §200.020; CC 1974 §71.020]
The City Marshal is the Director of the Police Department. He/she shall have immediate and direct control of the Department, subject to the supervision of the Mayor, and subject to such other rules, regulations and orders as the Mayor may prescribe. He/she shall promulgate and enforce orders, rules and regulations (consistent with this Code and with the rules, regulations and orders of the Mayor) for the efficient operation of the Police Department.
[R.O. 2011 §200.030; CC 1974 §71.030]
The City Marshal shall devote his/her entire time to the discharge of his/her official duties. He/she shall not be absent from the City except in the performance of his/her official duties, or when granted leave of absence by the Mayor.
[R.O. 2011 §200.040; CC 1974 §71.060]
A. 
Any of the following is sufficient cause for the suspension or discharge of any member of the Police Department including dispatchers:
1. 
For drinking intoxicating liquor while on duty or in uniform.
2. 
For intoxication while either on or off duty.
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For willful disobedience to any order lawfully issued to him/her.
4. 
For disrespect shown to the Mayor or an Alderman.
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For incompetency in the performance of his/her duties.
6. 
For any neglect of duty.
7. 
For making known any investigation or proposed movement of the Department to any person not a member of the Department or the Board of Aldermen, or for discussing the affairs of the Department, in a manner likely to disrupt the movement or discipline of the Department, with any person not a member of the Department or the Board of Aldermen.
8. 
For unnecessary and unwarranted violence toward a prisoner.
9. 
For cowardice or for lack of energy which may be construed as either incompetency or gross neglect of duty.
10. 
For sleeping while on duty.
11. 
For violating any of the rules, regulations, or orders of the Department or of the Mayor, if same be in writing.
12. 
For indecent, profane or harsh language while on duty or in uniform.
13. 
For absence without leave.
14. 
For conduct unbecoming an Officer or a gentleman, whether on duty or off duty.
15. 
For conduct detrimental to the good order and discipline of the Department.
16. 
For careless handling of City property, either fixed or movable.
17. 
For conviction of any felony, crime or offense.
18. 
For repeated violation of City ordinances.
19. 
For failure to cooperate with the City Prosecutor in the preparation or trial of any case, or for providing assistance to a defendant or defense counsel in any legal action brought by the City.
20. 
For loss of firearm or other weapon while on duty.
[R.O. 2011 §200.050; CC 1974 §71.270; Ord. No. 005-2017, 5-5-2017]
All full time Police Officers employed by the City shall be at least twenty-one (21) years of age. They shall be of good moral character and shall not have been convicted of any offense, crime or felony. Police Officers shall be appointed by the City Marshal. No person shall be appointed as a Police Officer unless he/she has been certified by the Director of Public Safety as provided in Sections 590.100 to 590.180, RSMo.
[R.O. 2011 §200.060; Ord. No. 704 §§1 — 2, 1-5-1998]
A. 
Certified Municipal Police Officers of the City of Cabool may arrest persons outside the corporate boundaries of the City of Cabool, Missouri, when any person is in immediate danger of death or serious physical injury and no local officer is available to take enforcement action or when requested to so perform said duty by the authority having jurisdiction.
B. 
Certified Municipal Police Officers may carry their weapons concealed in anticipation of encountering emergency situations outside the corporate boundaries of the City of Cabool and in the performance of any official duties they are authorized to perform outside said boundaries, such as interviewing witnesses, transporting prisoners and attending meetings and conferences.