[Ord. No. 297 §§1 — 5, 12-3-1998; Ord. No. 299 §§1 — 6, 6-14-1999]
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 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.
There is hereby created a Department of Police with the City of Kahoka, Missouri.
The Department of Police shall have a Chief of Police. The number of Patrolmen shall be determined by the Chief of Police in conjunction with the Mayor and the Board of Aldermen.
The workweek of the Department of Police employees shall be determined by the Chief of Police in conjunction with the Mayor and the Board of Aldermen. The Chief of Police shall prepare a work schedule for the employees of the department.
The job description and compensation of the Chief of Police shall be determined by the Mayor and Board of Aldermen.
The compensation of the Patrolmen shall be determined by the Chief of Police in conjunction with the Mayor and Board of Aldermen.
The Chief of Police shall, subject to approval of the Mayor and Board of Aldermen, promulgate such rules and regulations for the proper operation of the Police Department as shall be deemed necessary and consistent with law.
[Ord. No. 1 §2.07.010, 7-9-2001]
The Kahoka City Police Department shall have such personnel, property and equipment as may from time to time be authorized by the Board of Aldermen; provided, that the regular Police force of the City shall not exceed a maximum of ten (10) officers. The Police Department shall be organized in such manner as shall be provided by the Chief of Police with approval of the Mayor and Board of Aldermen.
The Mayor, with the consent and approval of the majority of the members of the Board of Aldermen, shall appoint the members of the Police force and such other personnel of the Police Department as may be authorized at any time by the Board of Aldermen and the terms of office or employment may be specified at the time of appointment. If no term of office or employment is so stated, the appointment will continue until revoked by the Mayor with the consent and approval of the majority of the members of the Board of Aldermen.
[Ord. No. 1 §2.07.011, 7-9-2001]
The Chief of Police shall be head of the Police Department and, as such, shall be commanding officer of the Police force of the City of Kahoka. The Chief of Police shall be responsible to the Mayor and Board of Aldermen for the proper administration, training, discipline, morale and effective employment of the department and for the proper maintenance and use of property and equipment of the department to the end that all missions and purposes of the department are effectively accomplished.
[Ord. No. 1 §2.07.012, 7-9-2001]
Police officers of the City shall have power to serve and execute all warrants, subpoenas, writs or other process and to make arrest in the same manner as the Chief of Police.
The Chief of Police and Police Officers shall be conservators of the peace, and they shall be active and vigilant in the preservation of peace and good order within the City; and they shall be diligent in the enforcement of State law, this Code and other ordinances within the City and within places subject to the Police jurisdiction of the City.
[Ord. No. 1 §2.07.013, 7-9-2001]
The Chief of Police shall promulgate rules and regulations for the government of the Police Department and the official conduct of members thereof and may from time to time, as the Chief of Police may deem advisable, amend such rules and regulations. Rules and regulations promulgated, when approved by the Mayor and by resolution of the Board of Aldermen, shall be placed on file in the office of the City Clerk with a copy of same to be maintained at Police headquarters for the information of the members of the department and the public at large. When such rules and regulations have been promulgated, approved and filed as above provided, it shall be unlawful for any member of the Police Department to violate or fail to comply with any such rule or regulation. Such rules and regulations may provide, among other things, for rank and seniority of members of the department, chain of command and reasonable penalties for violations.
[Ord. No. 1 §2.07.014, 7-9-2001]
The Chief of Police shall have power at all times to make an arrest, with proper process, for any offense against the laws of the City or of the State and to keep the offender in the City or County Jail or other place to prevent his/her escape until trial can be had before the proper officer, unless such offender shall give a good and sufficient bond for his/her appearance for trial. The Chief of Police shall also have power to make arrest, without process, in all cases in which any offense against the laws of the City or of the State shall be committed in his/her presence.
[Ord. No. 1 §2.07.015, 7-9-2001]
In addition to the duties prescribed by Statutes or ordinance, it shall be the duty of the Police Chief to report to the City Attorney or other proper officers, for prosecution, all persons who may violate any of the City ordinances or State laws, together with all information and facts coming to his/her knowledge having reference thereto.