Sec. 2-5-30.   Chief of Police; appointment and duties.
   (a)   At its first regular meeting following each biennial election, the Board of Trustees shall appoint a Chief of Police who shall be the head of the Police Department. It shall be the duty of the Chief of Police to:
      (1)   See that the ordinances of the City and the laws of the State are duly enforced, the rules and regulations of the Police Department obeyed, and perform such duties as may be required by the Board of Trustees.
      (2)   Direct the operations of the Police Department, subject to the rules and regulations thereof.
      (3)   Arrest any person violating any of the City ordinances and take such violator before the Municipal Court for trial.
      (4)   Take charge of the City jail, all prisoners confined therein and all those who are sentenced to labor on the streets or public works of the City, and see that orders and sentences with reference to such are fully executed and complied with.
      (5)   Render such accounts of the Police Department, his or her duties and receipts as may be required by the Board of Trustees, and keep the records of his or her office open to inspection by the Board of Trustees at any time.
   (b)   Before entering upon the duties of such office, the Chief of Police shall take and subscribe to an oath that he or she will support the Constitution of the United States, the Constitution and laws of the State and ordinances of the City, and that he or she will faithfully perform the duties of the office upon which he or she is about to enter.
   (c)   The Chief of Police shall furnish a surety bond in an amount to be approved by the Board of Trustees.
(Prior code 2-10-3; Ord. 347 §1, 2008)