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(A) Such Commission shall establish rules and regulations to implement the provisions of this subchapter affecting rating and promotion of all Police Officers below the rank of Captain, but which shall not in any way limit or circumscribe the power and duties delegated to the Board of Public Safety relating to any matters other than the rating and promotion of such police officers pursuant to Indiana Code 36-8-3-4. Indiana Code 36-8-3-3 and I.C. 36-8-3-4 are specifically incorporated herein.
(B) Before any rules and regulations, as provided in this section, shall be adopted by the Commission, the Commission shall provide for a public hearing to consider the adoption of the proposed rules and regulations.
(C) The Commission, at least 10 days prior to the fixed date for such public hearing, shall cause a notice of the hearing to be published in two newspapers of general circulation in said city. The notice shall contain an announcement of the time and place of the hearing, and a resume of the subject matter of the proposed rules and regulations. At least 10 days prior to the hearing, one copy of the proposed rules and regulations shall be placed on file in the office of the City Clerk and shall be open to inspection to any citizen of such city, and three copies of the proposed rules and regulations shall be forwarded to the Chief of Police and retained by him on file in the Police Department.
(D) At the hearing, any legal resident of said city, including any member of the Police Department, shall be afforded the opportunity to be heard on any matter relative to the adoption of proposed rules and regulations, and shall be allowed to present either written or oral testimony. All testimony so presented shall be given due consideration by the Commission in making its final decision on adopting the proposed rules and regulations. Other review procedures shall be modeled after those outlined in IC 4-21.5.
(‘74 Code, § 20-132) (Ord. S- 233-82, § 2, 12-28-82; Am. Ord. G-3-19, passed 1-22-19)