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(a) Establishment. There is hereby created within the Police Department an auxiliary police unit, the members of which shall be appointed by the Director of Public Safety.
(b) Term of Service. Any auxiliary police officer shall serve so long as the Director of Public Safety may direct, or until a resignation submitted by a member is accepted by the Director of Public Safety.
(c) Qualification of Members. The members of the auxiliary police unit may not be under the age of eighteen years at the time of their appointment, and be subject to such other requirements as provided by the rules and regulations provided in subsection (e) hereof. Where candidates interested in becoming a member auxiliary police unit outnumber the need for members, City of Lakewood residents shall be given priority.
(d) Control of Unit. The Chief of Police shall be the commanding officer of the auxiliary police unit and shall have control of the assignment, training, stationing and the direction of work of such unit. The auxiliary police unit will have all police powers, but shall perform only such police duties as assigned by the Chief of Police and shall act only when in the prescribed uniform.
(e) Rules and Regulations. The Director of Public Safety shall prescribe the rules and regulations for the organization, administration, conduct and control of the auxiliary police unit.
(f) Uniform. The Director of Public Safety is authorized to prescribe, by the rules and regulations, the type of uniform which shall be worn by members of the auxiliary police unit.
(Ord. 73-68. Passed 10-7-1968.)
(g) Service is Voluntary. All services performed by auxiliary policemen shall be on a voluntary basis and within the City; provided, however, the Director of Finance is authorized and directed to reimburse a member of the auxiliary police unit for any actual wage loss as a result of his required appearance for any criminal or civil trial or hearing which is a direct result of his voluntary service as an auxiliary police officer for the City, upon certification by the Director of Public Safety.
(Ord. 36-84. Passed 3-19-1984.)
(h) Nonliability. This section is declared by Council as an exercise by the City of its police powers for the protection of public peace, health, property, safety and general welfare, and neither the City nor its agent or representative, an officer appointed under the provisions of this section, or any individual, firm, partnership, corporation, or the receiver or trustee or any other agent thereof who in good faith executes any executive order, rule or regulation promulgated pursuant to the provisions of this section shall be liable for injury or damage sustained to person or property as the direct or proximate result of such action.
(Ord. 113-05. Passed 12-19-2005.)