The Police Department shall be organized and administered by a Police Chief who shall be appointed by and accountable to the City Council to serve at its will for an indefinite term.  The Police Chief shall have authority to appoint and supervise police officers as at–will employees of the City and to delegate administrative and law enforcement powers and duties to them.  The Police Chief shall not have authority to enter into contracts on behalf of the City, except to the extent that contracting authority may expressly be delegated to the Police Chief by the City Council.
(Ord. 84.  Passed 5–11–98.)