City of Rogersville, MO
Webster County
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The Mayor with the approval of a majority of the members of the Board of Aldermen shall appoint a Chief of Police, who shall perform all duties required of the Marshal by law and any other Police Officers found by the Board of Aldermen to be necessary for the good government of the City. The Chief of Police shall be twenty-one (21) years of age or older.
[Ord. No. 216 §1, 12-20-1990]
The Mayor shall, at the regular meeting of the Board of Aldermen in April of each year and at such times as a vacancy may exist, with the consent and approval of the Board of Aldermen, appoint such number of regular and reserve Policemen as he/she may deem necessary for good and proper law enforcement in the City of Rogersville.
[Ord. No. 216 §2, 12-20-1990]
Each appointment of a regular Policemen as herein provided shall be for the term extending until the provided, however, that all Policemen, regular and reserve, shall at all times serve at the will of the Mayor and the Board of Aldermen and may at any time, with or without cause and by review of the City Attorney, be suspended by the Mayor alone for a period not to exceed thirty (30) days and may at any time, with or without cause, be removed from office by the Mayor with the consent and approval of a majority of the Board of Aldermen and may be removed by a three-fourths (¾) majority of the Board of Aldermen without the consent of the Mayor.
[Ord. No. 216 §3, 12-20-1990]
In addition to the regular Policemen herein provided, the Mayor may, with the consent and approval of the Board of Aldermen, appoint such reserve Policemen not exceeding a total of ten (10) in number for such term as he/she may deem necessary for good and proper law enforcement in the City of Rogersville, Missouri. During their term, reserve Policemen shall possess all the powers of a regular Policemen and be subject to the provisions of Section 200.030 herein for their removal as provided for regular Policemen.
[Ord. No. 216 §4, 12-20-1990]
All persons appointed to the office of Chief of Police or full-time regular Police Officer shall be at least twenty-one (21) years of age. All persons appointed to the position of reserve Police Officer shall be at least twenty-one (21) years of age. All persons appointed to a position of Policeman, whether as Chief of Police, full-time regular Police Officer, or reserve Police Officer, shall be a qualified voter of the State of Missouri and have completed State certification as required by Section 590.105, RSMo.
[Ord. No. 216 §5, 12-20-1990]
Each appointment of a regular or reserve Policeman as herein provided shall be in writing. It shall designate the person appointed, whether a regular or reserve Policeman, and the effective date of appointment. The oath of office of each appointed Policeman shall be signed by him/her and Mayor and attested by the City Clerk. The officer shall be given the oath of office by the City Clerk in a swearing in session.
The oath may take the following form:
OATH OF OFFICE
I, ___________________, do hereby take, subscribe and affirm that I possess all the qualifications prescribed for the office of ___________________ of Rogersville, Missouri, a City of the Fourth Class; that I will support the Constitution of the United States of America, of the State of Missouri, the provisions of all laws affecting cities of this class, and the ordinances of the City of Rogersville, Missouri, and faithfully demean myself while in office.
   Officer
   City Clerk
   Mayor
No appointment shall be effective until filed with the City Clerk and when an appointment is filed, it is hereby made the duty of the City Clerk to promptly and correctly endorse thereon the date of filing and to carefully preserve as a public record all appointments for the term thereof.
[Ord. No. 216 §7, 12-20-1990]
For any expense incurred by the Policeman in the use of his/her private automobile in serving or executing any warrant, subpoena, writ or other process outside the limits of the City of Rogersville, Missouri, upon his/her certification of the number of miles actually and necessarily traveled, any Policeman shall be paid at the end of each month at the same rate as then in effect as the Internal Revenue Service mileage deduction rate.
[Ord. No. 216 §8, 12-20-1990; Ord. No. 388 §1, 10-24-2002]
All Policemen, regular and reserve, shall be under the control and supervision of the Chief of Police.
[Ord. No. 216 §9, 12-20-1990]
All Policemen, regular and reserve, shall have power to serve and execute all warrants, subpoenas, writs or other process in the same manner as the Chief of Police and shall have the power to make arrests in the same manner as provided by law or ordinance for the Chief of Police. It is hereby made their duty to enforce all laws of the State of Missouri and the City of Rogersville, Missouri.
[Ord. No. 216 §10, 12-20-1990]
The Mayor, with the consent and approval of the Board of Aldermen, is hereby empowered and authorized to make rules and regulations not inconsistent with the ordinances of the City of Rogersville for the further governing of the Police force of the City of Rogersville. All rules and regulations promulgated by the Mayor and approved by the Board of Aldermen shall be dated and filed with the City Clerk as a public record and shall be binding upon all Policemen.
[Ord. No. 225 §§1 — 2, 11-7-1991]
A. 
The City of Rogersville Police Department may provide Police security to businesses outside of the City limits.
B. 
The City of Rogersville shall charge the businesses a fair and reasonable amount for this service. The monthly amount charged will be determined by the length of time taken to check buildings, doors, etc.
[Ord. No. 282, 2-1-1996]
A. 
Any Police Officer of the City of Rogersville shall have the authority to respond to an emergency situation outside the City boundaries when the emergency situation arises.
B. 
Any Police Officer of the City of Rogersville shall have the authority to respond to an emergency situation outside the City boundaries when the emergency situation arises with any political subdivision that also has authorized its Police Officers to respond to emergency situations arising within the City.
C. 
Deputies of the County Sheriff's Department are hereby authorized to respond to any emergency situation arising in the City of Rogersville, Missouri, after receiving a request for assistance from the Rogersville Police Department or one (1) of its Law Enforcement Officers.
D. 
Police Officers of any political subdivision that has authorized its Police Officers to respond within the City of Rogersville, Missouri, after receiving a request for assistance from the Rogersville Police Department or one (1) of its Law Enforcement Officers.
E. 
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 actions 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 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.