(A)   There is established authority for one Deputy Police Chief position as may be authorized by the City Council. The Deputy Chief position shall be an exempt rank immediately below that of Chief.
   (B)   The Deputy Police Chief may be appointed from any rank of sworn, full-time officers of the Police Department but must have at least five years of full-time service as a police officer in that department. The Deputy Chief shall serve at the discretion of the Police Chief and, if removed from that position, shall revert to the rank currently held without regard as to whether a vacancy exists in that rank.
   (C)   The Deputy Police Chief, having been appointed from any rank of sworn full-time officers of the Police Department, shall be permitted, regardless of rank, to take promotional exams and be promoted to a higher classified than he or she currently holds without having to resign as Deputy Police Chief.
(Ord. 2004-5183, passed 8-3-2004; Am. Ord. 2010-5305, passed 6-1-2010)