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(a) As used in this section, "part-time police officer" means a member of the Police Department who is employed as a law enforcement officer for no more than 1,560 hours in any twelve-month period beginning on January 1 of any calendar year and subject to the training requirement for part-time police officers as may be promulgated by the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board.
(b) In addition to being qualified to enter and successfully complete any training mandated by the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board (including the physical fitness "P.O.W.E.R." Test), part-time police officers must be citizens of the United States, must be at least twenty-one years of age (or twenty years of age, with at least two years of college, but having no authority to make arrests or carry a firearm until the age of twenty-one), must be of good character and must never have been convicted of a felony offense or a crime involving moral turpitude.
(c) The Chief of Police is hereby given authority to recommend hiring part-time police officers subject to the appointment of said part-time police officers by the Mayor with the advice and consent of Council and subject to the authority of Council to control and limit the number of part-time police officers, the salary established for part-time police officers and the total hours worked by all part-time police officers.
(d) All part-time police officers shall be at will employees of the City, and their employment may be terminated or their hours diminished at the discretion of the Chief of Police subject of the approval of the Mayor and further subject to the authority of Council.
(e) All part-time police officers hired under the provisions of this section shall complete the training required of part-time police officers established by the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board or have received a waiver of training from such Board applicable to their employment with the City.
(f) Prior to appointment to active duty, part-time police officers for the City must successfully complete a background investigation, a medical examination (physical) and a psychological test.
(g) No part-time police officers employed pursuant to the provisions of this section shall be subject to any of the provisions of I.L.C.S. Chapter 65, Section 5/10-2.1-1 et seq. (Board of Fire and Police Commissioners).
(Ord. 700. Passed 7-14-97.)