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(A) Establishment and composition. A special police unit of auxiliary officers is hereby established, which unit shall consist of a sufficient number of such officers to serve the village as determined by the Chief of Police. Such officers and unit shall be known and may be referred to for all purposes as "auxiliary officers" and the "Kirkland auxiliary police", respectively. Auxiliary officers shall not be members of the village's regular Police Department, shall be considered "conservators of the peace" as defined by state law, and shall not be utilized by the village to supplement members of the regular Police Department of the village in the performance of their assigned duties except as provided in division (C) of this section, or as otherwise provided by law.
(B) Appointment; qualifications; training; term.
(1) Auxiliary officers, including the Auxiliary Police Commander, shall be appointed by the Chief of Police. Kirkland auxiliary police shall serve at the pleasure of the Mayor, and may be removed at the discretion of the Mayor with or without notice and with or without cause. Auxiliary officers shall not be commissioned as law enforcement officers. Prior to the appointment, each applicant shall be fingerprinted and such fingerprints shall be submitted to the Federal Bureau of Investigation or some other source of criminal history information, as determined by the Chief of Police, for review of the applicant's history. Each auxiliary officer shall meet the following minimum qualifications:
(a) Be at least 18 years of age; and
(b) All auxiliary officers except the Auxiliary Police Commander must reside within a 20 mile radius from the corporate limits of the village.
(2) Each auxiliary officer shall receive a course of training prior to assuming the duties as set forth in division (C) of this section, in accordance with Police Department directives.
(C) Duties. Auxiliary officers shall be subject to the direction and control of the Chief of Police and shall be assigned to perform the following duties and responsibilities, as assigned by the Chief of Police:
(1) Aiding or directing traffic within the village corporate limits;
(2) Aiding in the control of natural or man-made disasters;
(3) Aiding in the case of civil disorder as directed by the Chief of Police;
(4) Normal and regular police duties as directed by the Chief of Police when it is impractical for members of the regular Police Department to perform such duties; and
(5) Any other duties authorized by Illinois Statute or other applicable law.
(D) Uniforms. Auxiliary officers shall wear uniforms at all times when on duty, and shall wear identification symbols which are different and distinct from identification symbols worn by members of the regular Police Department.
(E) Status and compensation. Auxiliary officers shall be deemed employees of the village serving on a volunteer basis and shall receive such compensation for certain duties as determined by the Chief of Police and approved by the Village President. However, auxiliary officers are not covered under, and are therefore not entitled to, any of the benefits of the Illinois Board of Fire and Police Commissioners Act, 65 ILCS 5/10-2.1-1, et seq.
(Ord. 09-05, passed 6-15-2009; Ord. 2018-01, passed 2-5-2018)