5-1-3: POWERS AND DUTIES:
The chief of police and all police officers of the city shall have the following powers and duties in addition to those that may be assigned to them as provided in this chapter:
   A.   Suppress Riots: To suppress riots, disturbances, and breaches of the peace, and to apprehend all persons committing any offense against the laws of the state or ordinances of the city.
   B.   Execute And Serve Warrants: To execute and serve all warrants, processes, commitments, and writs whatsoever issued by the justice of the peace.
   C.   Preserve Public Peace: To preserve the public peace, prevent crime, detect and arrest offenders, protect persons and property, remove nuisances existing in the public streets, roads, highways and other public places, enforce every law relating to the suppression of offenses, render such assistance in the collection of licenses as may be required by the license collector and perform all duties enjoined upon them by law and ordinance. (1979 Code § 13-113)
   D.   Maintain Register Of Arrests: The chief of police shall provide and cause to be kept a register of arrest. Upon such register shall be entered a statement showing the date of such arrest, the name of the person arrested, the name of the arresting officer, the offense charged and a description of any property found upon the person arrested. (1979 Code § 13-114)
   E.   Stolen Property Disposition: It shall be the duty of the chief of police to keep all lost or stolen property that comes into the possession of the police department or any of its members. He shall make all reasonable efforts to discover the owners thereof. (1979 Code § 13-117)
   F.   Register Of Property: The chief of police must enter or cause to be entered in a suitable book a description for every article of property alleged to be stolen or embezzled and brought into his office or taken from the person of the prisoner and must attach a number to each article and make a corresponding entry thereof. (1979 Code § 13-116)
   G.   Property Taken From Person Arrested: When money or other property is taken from a person arrested upon a charge of a public offense, the officer taking it must at the time issue triplicate receipts therefor, specifying particularly the amount of money or kind of property taken. One of the receipts he must deliver to the person arrested. Another he must forthwith file with the clerk of the court to which the complaint and other papers in the case are required by law to be sent. The third receipt must be sent at once to the office of the police department. (1979 Code § 13-115)