A.   Office Created; Appointment: There is hereby created the position of and office of the chief of police. The chief shall be appointed and removed by the village president, subject to the advice and consent of the board of trustees; provided, that if the person appointed as chief of police was at the time of such appointment a member of the department, he shall retain his status and rank while serving as chief of police and shall revert to such status and rank when his term as chief of police has ended. (2013 Code § 1-14-2)
   B.   Duties: The chief of police shall keep such records and make such reports concerning the activities of his department as may be required by statute, ordinance or by direction from the village president. The chief shall be responsible for the performance by the police department of all its functions, and all persons who are members of the department shall serve subject to the orders of the chief of police. (2013 Code § 1-14-5)