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(A) There is hereby established an administrative department of the village to be known as the Police Department, which Department shall consist of a Chief of Police and other officers and members that may be provided from time to time by the Board of Trustees. All members of the Department, as well as the President and Trustees of the village, shall be conservators of the peace and with the duties and powers assigned to the conservators by the Illinois Compiled Statutes.
(B) The Office of Chief of Police is hereby created. The Chief of Police shall be appointed, on the recommendation of the Village Administrator, by the President of the village, acting with the advice and consent of the Board of Trustees.
(C) The Police Department shall consist of the Chief of Police and other full-time sworn officers including supervisory and police officers, and other employees of the Department including part-time police officers and civilian members as may be authorized and budgeted from time to time by the President and Board of Trustees.
(D) (1) In addition to the power and authority given to the Chief of Police under the statutes, he or she shall see that all ordinances of the village are enforced and that all offenders are properly reported to some proper tribunal for punishment and he or she shall have supervision over all other officers and special police as may from time to time be appointed.
(2) The Chief of Police shall attend all meetings of the Board of Trustees, execute all orders and all other warrants or other legal processes required to be executed by him or her under any ordinance of the village.
(E) (1) There is hereby created the office of police officer, which office shall consist of all full-time sworn members of the Police Department, other than the Chief of Police.
(2) All full-time sworn members of the Police Department, except the Chief of Police and Deputy Chief of Police, shall be appointed by the Board of Fire and Police Commissioners.
(3) All police officers shall perform duties as may be assigned to them by statue, ordinance or by the Chief of Police.
(F) The Chief of Police shall devote his or her entire time and attention to the duties of his or her office and shall not hold any other office which pays compensation, either on a fee or salary basis, unless authorized to do so pursuant to resolution of the Board of Trustees.
(G) Part-time police officers shall meet the following minimum hiring standards:
(1) Must be a minimum of 21 years of age;
(2) Must have received an Associate's Degree or have completed 48 hours in a semester system or 60 credit hours in a quarter system with a grade of C or better from an accredited college or university;
(3) Must have successfully completed prior to hiring a certified Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board (ILETSB) certified basic 400 hour (or more, as designated by the ILETSB Police Officer Training Academy Program, which includes the ILETSB certified firearms training course, as required by the Illinois Compiled Statutes; or have completed a comparable police officer training academy program in another state, which would be recognized and accepted by the ILETSB; and
(4) Must possess a valid Illinois driver's license.
(H) The Chief of Police shall have the power to compile, publish and enforce the rules and regulations and any amendments thereto.
(I) The village hereby elects to participate in the program provided for in the Illinois Police Training Act. Before an individual may commence regular employment as a police officer, he or she must have been certified by the Illinois Local Governmental Law Enforcement Officers Training Board as having successfully completed an approved training course as provided in the Act. The basic training must be completed by the trainee within his or her probationary period.
(1981 Code, § 3.10) (Am. Ord. 96-02, passed 1-2-1996; Am. Ord. 96-22, passed 11-18-1996; Am. Ord. 98-19, passed 10-19-1998; Am. Ord. 12-59, passed 8-6-2012; Am. Ord. 17-03, passed 2-6-2017; Am. Ord. 19-26, passed 7-22-2019)