CHAPTER 35: POLICE DEPARTMENT

35.01  Creation
35.02  Designation and appointment of members
35.03  Tour of duty
35.04  Term
35.05  Compensation
35.06  Subject to regulations
35.07  Oath; bond
 
Auxiliary Police Force
 
35.15 Established
35.16  Appointment
35.17  Designation of ranks and ratings
35.18  Active service while employed by city
35.19  Called to active service
35.20 Oath; filing of records
35.21  Powers and duties
35.22  Compensation
35.23  Additional regulations
35.24  Age; discrimination
35.25  Removal from office; termination
 
Training Incentive Program
 
35.35  Participation in KLEF program

 

 35.01  CREATION.
 
There is created a Police Department of the city which shall consist of such uniformed officers, plainclothes officers, or administrative officers as may be employed by the Mayor with the advice and consent of City Council.
(Ord. 59, passed 2-3-64, as revised)
 
35.02  DESIGNATION AND APPOINTMENT OF MEMBERS.
 
The Mayor, with the advice and consent of City Council, may designate and appoint members of the Police Department to the following grades:

(A) Chief of Police.

(B) Assistant Chief of Police.

(C) Acting Chief of Police.

(D) Sergeant of police.

(E) Corporal.

(F) Patrolman.

(G) Probationary patrolman.

(H) Part-time patrolman. (Ord. 59, passed 2-3-64)

 
35.03  TOUR OF DUTY.
 
Each member of the Police Department shall be on continuous duty subject to call at any time and shall have regular tours of duty, as provided in a duty bill to be promulgated by the Mayor or by such person as he may designate from time to time.
(Ord. 59, passed 2-3-64, as revised)
 
35.04  TERM.
 
The term of each member of the Police Department shall be for two years or until the first Monday in January of the even-numbered year following his appointment, whichever shall occur sooner unless removed by the City Council for cause, or by the Mayor as set forth in § 31.16. (Ord. 59, passed 2-3-64, as revised)
 
35.05  COMPENSATION.
 
The compensation of each member of the Police Department shall be as fixed by the Mayor by executive order based on the personnel and pay classification plan adopted by reference in § 30.46 and all fees received for services shall be paid into the City Treasury.
(Ord. 59, passed 2-3-64; Am. Ord. 81-206, passed 1-26-81)
 
35.06  SUBJECT TO REGULATIONS.
 
All members of the Police Department shall be subject to such regulations as the Mayor shall from time to time adopt by executive order.
(KRS 83A.080 (3))
 
35.07  OATH; BOND.
 
Each member of the Police Department shall, following his appointment take the statutory oath to perform his duties, and comply with all statutory requirements.
(Ord. 59, passed 2-3-64)
 
AUXILIARY POLICE FORCE
 
 35.15  ESTABLISHED.
 
There is established an auxiliary police force in and for the city which force shall consist of not more than 14 persons, who may be assigned the following ranks or title commensurate with the duties assigned to them; to-wit:

(A) Auxiliary Police Chief;

(B) Auxiliary assistant police chief;

(C) Auxiliary police captains;

(D) Ten men, who may be designated by the Auxiliary Police Chief as sergeant, corporals, or patrolmen as may be appropriate depending on their respective duties and experience.
(Ord. 154, passed 5-6-74)

 
35.16  APPOINTMENT.
 
The members of such force shall, on their proper application, be appointed by the Mayor with the advice and consent of the City Council and all such appointments shall expire on January 10, of each even-numbered year unless such appointment shall be extended by the Mayor with the consent of Council at its first meeting in even-numbered years.
(Ord. 154, passed 5-6-74)
 
35.17  DESIGNATION OF RANKS AND RATINGS.
 
The Mayor shall, in writing, designate the Auxiliary Police Chief, the auxiliary assistant police chief, and all other officers and ranks and rating which shall be assigned by the Auxiliary Police Chief, except that in the absence of the designation of an Auxiliary Police Chief or auxiliary assistant police chief the Mayor shall designate the grade of the men comprising the auxiliary police force.
(Ord. 154, passed 5-6-74)
 
35.18  ACTIVE SERVICE WHILE EMPLOYED BY CITY.
 
The City Council may by resolution provide that any employee of the city, with his consent, shall serve as a member of the auxiliary police force on active service at any time while in the employment of the city to perform such function as may be consistent with the other duties of his employment.
(Ord. 154, passed 5-6-74)
 
 35.19  CALLED TO ACTIVE SERVICE.
 
Any member of the auxiliary police force may be called to active service at any time by any of the following persons:

(A) The Mayor.

(B) One member of the City Council, who has been designated such responsibility by resolution of the City Council.

(C) The Police Chief.

(D) The Auxiliary Police Chief or the auxiliary assistant police chief, if they or either of them shall be on active service.

(Ord. 154, passed 5-6-74)
 
35.20  OATH; FILING OF RECORDS.
 
No person shall perform any function of the auxiliary police force until such person has:

(A) Taken such oaths of office as are by laws and constitution of this state required of a peace officer;

(B) Filed in the office of the City Clerk-Treasurer and in the office of the Grant County Court Clerk his photograph and an affidavit as required by KRS 6l.360;

(C) Caused to be filed in the permanent records of the office of the City Clerk-Treasurer a copy of his appointment or commission as member of the auxiliary police force of the city.

(Ord. l54, passed 5-6-74)
 
35.21  POWERS AND DUTIES.
 
During the period of his appointment and while serving on active service any member of the auxiliary police having fully qualified as set out above shall be entitled to and possess all the powers, duties, privileges, and authority of a police officer of a fifth class city.
(Ord. l54, passed 5-6-74)
 
35.22  COMPENSATION.
 
Unless otherwise provided by ordinance of the city no person shall receive any compensation for service as a member of the auxiliary police force, but the City Council may in its discretion from time to time purchase equipment and uniforms for such force and the members thereof which uniforms and equipment may be assigned to and left in custody of any member.
(Ord. l54, passed 5-6-74)
 
35.23  ADDITIONAL REGULATIONS.
 
The City Council may from time to time adopt additional regulations for the government and organization of such force.
(Ord. l54, passed 5-6-74)

35.24  AGE; DISCRIMINATION.
 
No person shall be appointed a member or officer of the auxiliary police force who is less than 2l years of age or more than 65 years of age and no person shall be discriminated against by reason of race, religion, or sex in making appointment to such force.
(Ord. 154, passed 5-6-74)

 
35.25  REMOVAL FROM OFFICE; TERMINATION.
 
(A) An officer or member of the auxiliary police force may be removed at any time with or without cause or hearing by the Mayor by executive order.

(B) On termination of appointment or removal of any officer or member of the auxiliary police force all authority of such officer or member shall immediately cease and such officer or member shall within ten days thereafter deliver to the Chief of Police all uniforms or equipment then assigned to him.
(Ord. 154, passed 5-6-74)
 
TRAINING INCENTIVE PROGRAM
 
 35.35  PARTICIPATION IN KLEF PROGRAM.

(A) It is hereby declared that the city will apply for participation in the Kentucky Law Enforcement Foundation Program Fund Training Incentive Program.

(B) If accepted for participation in the Fund, the city shall comply with KRS 15.410-15.510, the general conditions contained in the application, and such further rules, regulations and policies as may be reasonably prescribed by the Kentucky Department of Justice. (Ord. 1992-330, passed 3-2-92)