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A. Supervision: Other members of the police department shall perform such duties as may be assigned to them by the chief of police and under the supervision of the chief of police. It shall be the duty of every member to conduct himself in a proper and lawful manner, at all times, and to avoid the use of unnecessary force.
B. Conduct, Discipline: It shall be the duty of every member of the police department to conduct himself in a proper and law abiding manner and to avoid the use of unnecessary force. He shall not behave in any manner which is a discredit to the police department or in any way be guilty of conduct unbecoming a police officer. He shall promptly obey all lawful orders from his superiors and maintain his uniform, equipment and person in a neat and orderly condition. He shall pay his debts promptly and not be seen in the company of or associated with persons of doubtful or questionable character. He shall obey and abide by the laws and regulations set forth by the chief of police and the mayor and village board of trustees. In the performance of his duty, he must maintain decorum and attention, command of temper, patience and discretion. He must at all times refrain from harsh, violent, coarse, profane or insolent language, and at the same time, when required, act with firmness and sufficient energy to perform his duty. Drinking intoxicating liquor while on duty by any member of the police department is expressly forbidden.
C. Powers And Duties: The police department shall be charged with the enforcement of all ordinances and laws in full force and effect in the village, and with the prevention of crimes and offenses 1 and the apprehension of law violators. Every member of the police department is hereby declared to be a conservator of the peace and shall have the powers granted by law to such conservators of the peace.
1. Warrants: All warrants for the violation of any ordinance of the village or the state criminal law, to whomsoever directed, may be served and executed within the limits of the village, by any member of the police department. For this purpose, members of the police department shall have the common law statutory 2 powers of the chief of police.
2. Right Of Entry: Members of the police department shall have power and authority in a peaceable and quiet manner to enter any house, building or on any premises in the village in which the police reasonably expect to find therein, any person who is there for any unlawful purpose. If any person shall be found therein, guilty of any crime, misdemeanor or violating any provision of this code for the preservation of peace and good order of the village, or who may reasonably be suspected thereof, or shall be aiding and abetting such persons so doing, he shall apprehend and keep in custody such person, as in cases of other arrests.
D. Witness Fees: Every member of the police department shall appear as a witness whenever this is necessary in a prosecution for a violation of a village ordinance or any state or federal law, but no such member shall receive any witness fee for such service in any action or suit to which the village is a party. All fees, if any are due for such services, shall as paid, be turned over to the village treasurer. (Ord. 80-11-1, 11-24-1980)
1. See chapter 2 of this title for offenses; criminal code.
1. 730 ILCS 110/11.