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(A) A member of the Police Department shall at all times conduct himself in a manner creditable to the Police Department.
(B) A member of the police force shall not drink intoxicating liquors while in uniform, nor shall he smoke, or chew gum, tobacco gum, or tobacco, while in court. Members in civilian clothes shall not drink intoxicating liquor while on duty, nor shall they chew gum or tobacco while in court.
(C) A member of the police force shall be fit for and subject to duty at all times, except when on sick report.
(D) Except in the line of duty, no member of the Police Department shall visit, when on duty, any place of illegal manufacture, sale, or storage of intoxicants; any place of questionable character, such as houses of ill-fame or gambling, poolrooms, or the like, nor associate or consort with the habitues thereof; any place of amusement; any place of business; or any residence.
(E) A member of the Police Department shall at all times promptly answer the calls and obey the orders of his superior officers in all matters pertaining to police business.
(F) No member shall, under any circumstances, make use of his membership in the Police Department to compromise merchants for the purpose of obtaining discounts, nor accept or solicit any bribe or favor for any purpose whatsoever.
(G) A member of the Police Department shall not accept any gift, present, or reward, nor solicit subscriptions or contributions for any gift or present to be made to any member of the Police Department or any other person, nor permit his name to be used in connection with any fair, carnival, exhibition, festival, raffle, membership drive, or any like scheme, nor take any part in promoting any such affair or scheme.
(H) A member of the Police Department shall not ask for a pass to any place of amusement or any public conveyance, except when required for police duty and then only through the Chief of Police, nor shall he make use of his badge, uniform, or official position to gain admission to any place of amusement or the like, except in the performance of police duty.
(I) A member of the Police Department shall not communicate in any way any orders he has received, nor shall he divulge any information which would enable anyone to escape arrest or punishment, or enable anyone to dispose of or secret any goods or valuables stolen or otherwise unlawfully obtained.
(J) A member of the Police Department shall always be civil, quiet, orderly, and above all things, courteous in deportment toward everyone. A member shall avoid the use of coarse, violent, or profane language, even when arrest is necessary, and when asked a question shall answer it carefully and courteously and not dismiss the matter with a short, abrupt reply.
(K) A member of the Police Department shall always treat his superior officers with respect and the public and his associates with courtesy and consideration, refraining from jealousy or other unkind feeling.
(L) A member of the Police Department shall serve the city with zeal, courage, discretion, and fidelity, and shall not improperly disclose any order or instructions given him.
(Ord. 320.2B, passed 11-6-81)