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1. The members of the police department, at the time of their appointment as provided herein, shall not be less than eighteen (18) years of age and shall meet the minimum qualifying standards for employment promulgated by the state board of crime control; provided, however, that the city council shall have the power, by ordinances duly passed and approved, to retire any police officer on half pay, who shall have arrived at the age of sixty five (65) years, or who shall have served continuously as a police officer for a period of not less than twenty five (25) years, or who shall have become incapacitated to perform the duties of his office by reason of injury or accident sustained while actually engaged in the performance of his duties as an officer.
2. The members of the police department on the active list at the time of their appointment under this chapter shall not be less than eighteen (18) years of age.
B. Citizenship And Residency: In every case, a police officer shall be a citizen of the United States. Such qualification shall also apply to every officer on the eligible list at the time he shall be transferred to the active list. (Ord. 2.20; amd. 2006 Code)