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(A) It shall be the duty of police officers to be obedient to the orders of the City Council, Mayor and the Director of Public Safety, communicated to them in person or delivered to them in writing, and to keep faithful watch in the district which may be assigned to them, and they shall be further authorized to go into any dwelling house, store or grocery or other place in which any person may have taken refuge or be, who has, in their presence or hearing, committed a felony or breach of the peace, or where any felony or breach of the peace is about to be committed or where any noise, alarm, outcry or disturbance is being made.
(B) The Director of Public Safety shall assign to each person their duties and may order any of them to render such service in any part of the city whenever and wherever, in his or her opinion, the occasion shall require it. The Director of Public Safety shall report in writing to the Mayor the time actually served by each police officer, the time absent and other information as he or she may deem proper or may, from time to time, be required by the Mayor. He or she shall also see that the police officers are equipped with the proper arms and equipment which the emergency shall require. The Director of Public Safety shall see that they perform their duties, and the Director of Department of Public Safety shall report each failure properly to the Mayor, and he or she shall, as far as practicable, cause all orders of the City Council and Mayor to be faithfully executed.
(C) It shall be the duty of all police officers to arrest all persons found in suspicious places and under circumstances which reasonably show that they have been guilty of some felony or breach of the peace or who threaten to or are about to commit some offense against the laws and ordinances.
(D) It shall be the duty of all police officers to treat all city officers, as well as other persons with whom they come in contact in discharging their duties, in a courteous and respectful manner.
(2005 Code, § 4-1-4)