§ 7.   [Appointment of chief of police and other officers.]
   The council shall appoint a sergeant or a Chief of Police, as determined and designated in the sole judgment of the council, and such other officers as may be requisite who shall qualify as provided by law, and give bond in such amount as the council requires. Those appointed shall be conservators of the peace, and shall have the same powers and perform the same duties within the corporate limits of the town and to a distance of one mile beyond the same. They shall perform such other duties and receive such compensation as the council prescribes, and shall hold office during the pleasure of the council.
(Acts 1977, ch. 118, § 1)