§ 3-1-2-9.  POLICE OFFICER ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS; PROMOTIONS; MANDATORY RETIREMENT AGE.
   (A)   A person may not be appointed as a member of the Police Department after he or she has reached 36 years of age.
   (B)   A person may be reappointed as a member of the Department only if the person is a former member of the 1925, 1953 or 1977 Pension Fund and can complete his or her 20 years of service by his or her sixtieth birthday.
   (C)   A person must pass the physical examination that is required by the local board of the pension fund before he or she may be appointed or reappointed as a member of the Department.
   (D)   Promotion of police officers must be from the active personnel of the Department, except as is provided in division (E) below.
   (E)   A person appointed Police Chief must have had at least five years of continuous service with the Department immediately before his or her appointment.  However, this requirement may be waived by the Mayor, provided that the person must still have at least five years’ service with a full-time, paid police department or agency.
   (F)   A person appointed to a rank other than Chief must have had at least two years of continuous service with the Department immediately before his or her promotion.
   (G)   All members of the Police Department shall retire when they reach their seventieth birthday.
(Am. Ord. 22, 2006, passed 11-6-2006)