Village of Grafton, WI
Ozaukee County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Village Board of the Village of Grafton as Title 2, Ch. 2.36, of the 1979 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
The Police Department of the Village shall consist of the Chief of Police and three regular patrol officers, and such other police officers as the Village Board may from time to time appoint.
The Chief of Police and the police officers of the Village shall receive a salary as fixed by the Village Board. All fees, bail deposits and other special remuneration or funds collected or received by the Department or any officer thereof shall be deposited with the Village Director of Administrative Services not later than the succeeding business day.
[Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1.01, Code Adoption)]
The members of the Police Department of the Village shall be selected by the Police and Fire Commission, subject to the approval of a majority of the members of the Village Board, and shall serve at the pleasure of the Village Board.
General duties and powers. Each officer of the Department shall possess the powers conferred by law on village marshals and constables, shall preserve the public peace and enforce the laws and ordinances of the state and Village, and shall obey the orders, rules and regulations of the Chief.
Power of arrest. The Chief of Police and every police officer shall have full power and authority, and it shall be their duty, to arrest all persons within the Village found in the act of violating any law of the state or ordinance of the Village, or aiding or abetting in such violation, and to arrest without warrant any person who they have reason to believe has violated any law or ordinance and who will not be apprehended unless immediately arrested, and shall take all arrested persons in charge and confine them, and shall within a reasonable time bring such persons before the court of competent jurisdiction.
The Village President and Trustees shall have and exercise the powers of peace officers and may summarily suppress any riotous or disorderly conduct in the streets or public places of the Village.[1]
Editor's Note: Former § 2.36.060, Retirement of police officers, as amended, which immediately followed this section, was repealed 11-17-2014 by Ord. No. 019-2014.