City of Edgerton, MO
Platte 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.
The Police of the City may be appointed in such numbers, for such times and in such manner as may be prescribed by ordinance. They shall have power to serve and execute all warrants, subpoenas, writs or other process and to make arrests in the same manner as the Marshal. They may exercise such powers in areas leased or owned by the municipality outside of the boundaries of such municipality. The Marshal and Police Officers shall be conservators of the peace and shall be active and vigilant in the preservation of good order within the City. (RSMo. § 85.620)
[CC 1986 § 71.220; Ord. No. 438, 11-6-1996]
All Police Officers of the City of Edgerton shall be of good moral character and not have been convicted of any misdemeanor or felony, and possess such training and certification as required by Chapter 590, RSMo.
[Ord. No. 337, 4-20-1987]
Any member of the Police Department who has completed the basic Police training program as promulgated by Chapter 590, RSMo., is hereby granted the authority to respond to an emergency situation outside the boundaries of the City of Edgerton, Missouri. "Emergency situation," as used in this Section, shall mean any unforeseen combination of circumstances or events involving danger or imminent danger to human life or property which requires immediate action.