§ 97.05 CHIEF; STAFF.
   (A)   The Department of Emergency Management and Homeland Security shall be under the direction of a Director.
   (B)   The Director shall be responsible for such paid and voluntary staff members as are necessary to fulfill the duties of the Department of Emergency Management and Homeland Security. The Department of Emergency Management and Homeland Security may organize such volunteer units, emergency reservist and others as may be necessary to fulfill its duties.
   (C)   The Director may:
      (1)   Coordinate the recruitment and training for volunteer personnel and agencies to augment the personnel and facilities of the city for emergency management purposes;
      (2)   Seek, negotiate and enter into, with the approval of the executive and consistent with the state comprehensive emergency management plan and program, mutual aid arrangements with other public and private agencies for emergency management purposes and take all steps in accordance with such arrangements to comply with or take advantage thereof in the event of an actual emergency affective the parties;
      (3)   Accept any offer of the county, state, or federal government to provide for the use of the city any services, equipment, supplies, materials or funds for emergency management purposes by way of gift, grant, or loan, upon the Mayor's approval of such offer.
   (D)   In addition to the powers and duties expressly provided in this chapter, the Director shall be construed to have all the powers and duties of a local Emergency Management Director as provided under IC 10-14-3. In particular, but not by limitation, the Director, through the Department, may perform or cause to be performed with the respect of the city, any function parallel or analogous to those performed on a countywide basis by the County EMA or on a statewide basis by Indiana Department of Homeland Security under IC 10-14-3.
   (E)   Unless otherwise indicated, the Director has the responsibility of enforcing this chapter. The Director, his designee, or any law enforcement officer may bring an action seeking a conviction of a class A infraction, as authorized under this section, in a court of general jurisdiction within the county.
(Ord. 091514A, passed 11-17-14)