Town of Carrollton, MO
Carroll County
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[Ord. No. 942 § 1, 8-16-1983]
The Carrollton Police Department shall be under the direction and management of a Board of Directors consisting of five (5) members to be chosen from the citizens of the Town of Carrollton, at large, with reference to their fitness and for such office; and no members of the municipal government or the Volunteer Fire Department or the Police Department or the Street and Sewer Departments shall be a member of said board.
[Ord. No. 942 § 2, 8-16-1983]
The members of the Board of Directors shall be a politically non-partisan board appointed by the Council of the Town of Carrollton; they shall hold office for a term of three (3) years each; or until their successors are appointed and qualified; with each member given the privilege of re-appointment subject to the approval of the Town Council for a consecutive three-year term. Thereafter, that person shall not serve until the expiration of a period of three (3) years whereupon said person may be re-appointed to the Board. The Council may remove any director for misconduct or negligence of duty. All Board actions are subject to final Council approval.
[Ord. No. 942 § 3, 8-16-1983; Ord. No. 2020-1355, 9-8-2020]
Vacancies in the Board of Directors occasioned by removal, resignation, death or otherwise shall be reported to the Council and be filled in like manner as original appointments. Any person appointed by the Council to fill a vacancy shall hold office for the remainder of the term to which his/her predecessor was appointed. Any person appointed to fill a vacancy may, at the expiration of the unexpired term appointment, be reappointed for up to two (2) consecutive three-year terms, unless the expired term filled was for one-half (1/2) or more of a term, in which case the reappointment is limited to one (1) three-year term. After a person has served his/her maximum permitted consecutive terms, then the person may not be reappointed to the board until a full board term has expired.
[Ord. No. 942 § 4, 8-16-1983]
The Board of Directors shall make and adopt such bylaws and regulations for its own guidance and for the government of said Police Department as may be expedient and consistent with the laws of the State of Missouri.
[Ord. No. 942 § 5, 8-16-1983]
The Board shall hold regular meetings at least once a month at the time and place to be fixed by said Board and shall hold additional meetings upon the call of the President of the Board and shall do all things necessary to carry out the powers and duties of said Board.
[Ord. No. 942 § 6, 8-16-1983]
The directors shall immediately, after the first day of October of each year, meet and organize by electing one member president, and by electing such the officers as they may deem necessary.
[Ord. No. 942 § 7, 8-16-1983]
The Board of Directors shall make, on or before the first Tuesday in January of each year, an annual report to the Council stating the condition of their trusts on the first day of January of that year, the various sums of money received by them and its source and how much monies have been expended and for what purposes, and the balance of money on hand as of that time; and at the first meeting in October, the Board shall present to the Council their estimated budget setting out their estimate of the funds necessary to satisfactorily operate and maintain the Police Department for the coming calendar year.
[Ord. No. 942 § 8, 8-16-1983]
The Board of Directors shall work in close cooperation with duly acting Chief of Police of Carrollton, consulting him/her when deemed necessary, for the welfare of the Police Department and the Town of Carrollton.
[Ord. No. 942 § 9, 8-16-1983]
No director appointed for a full term, a partial term or to fill any vacancy existing, shall receive any compensation for serving as such.
[Ord. No. 1168 § 1, 5-18-2015]
The following words, terms and phrases, when used in this Article, shall have the meanings ascribed to them in this Section, except where the context clearly indicates a different meaning:
Any motor vehicle or other personal property which has been impounded or otherwise comes into the possession of the Police Department, and after a reasonable effort to locate the owner of such property, the owner cannot be found or fails and refuses to claim such property, and such property has been in the continued possession of the Police Department for at least thirty (30) days.
[Ord. No. 1168 § 2, 5-18-2015]
Officers of the Town Police Department are hereby authorized to commence actions in the Circuit Court of the County pursuant to RSMo. 195.140 and 195.146, for the forfeiture of properties as set out in those statutes.
The Town Police Department is hereby authorized to request the retention of and to retain property forfeited pursuant to the Criminal Activity Forfeiture Act, RSMo. 513.600 et seq. Any property retained, and a statement of its value, must be reported to the Town Administrator and the Mayor in writing.
The Town Police Department is hereby authorized to request the transfer to it of property forfeited pursuant to 21 U.S.C. § 881(e) and 19 U.S.C. § 1616(c) if it is eligible for such a transfer, and to do such acts necessary to make such a request. Copies of all such requests must be given to the Town Administrator and Mayor in writing. Disbursements of money must be made to the Finance Director/Treasurer, who will place the money in a special fund for the use of the Town Police Department in its official functions. Any property retained, and a statement of its value, must be reported to the Town Administrator and the Mayor in writing.
[Ord. No. 1168 § 3, 5-18-2015]
The Police Chief is hereby authorized to dispose of all unclaimed personal property, as he/she deems proper under the circumstances, except:
Firearms; and
Any property which may be evidence in a criminal prosecution.
[Ord. No. 1168 § 4, 5-18-2015]
The Town Clerk shall cause notice of any auction sale under this Article to be published in any legal newspaper at least seven (7) days prior to such sale.
[Ord. No. 1168 § 5, 5-18-2015]
The proceeds of any auction sale of unclaimed personal property shall be deposited to the general revenue of the Town as additional budgeted funds for the Police Department.
[Ord. No. 1168 § 6, 5-18-2015]
The Chief of Police shall file with the Town Clerk within ten (10) days following any sale under this Article an itemized list of all property sold, the sale price and the name of the purchaser.