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(a) Creation; Appointment of Members. There is hereby created, within the Department of Public Safety, a Reserve Police Force, the members of which shall be appointed by the Director of Public Safety.
(b) Duration of Service. Reserve Police Officers shall serve as long as the Director may direct or until a resignation submitted by any such member is accepted by the Director.
(c) Residence and Ale Requirements; Total Strength. Members of the Reserve Police Force of the City shall be residents of Licking County, or any county contiguous to Licking County, and may not be under the age of twenty-one years at the time of their appointment. The total strength of the Reserve Police Force shall at no time exceed thirty active members and fifteen inactive members.
(d) Commanding Officer. The Chief of Police shall be the commanding officer of the Reserve Police Force and, subject to the approval of the Director, shall have control of the assignment, training, stationing and the direction of work of such Force.
(e) Police Powers; Duties Assigned by Chief; Uniforms. The Reserve Police Force shall have all police powers, but shall perform only such police duties as are assigned by the Chief of Police, and shall act only when in the prescribed uniform or portion of uniform. The Director is hereby authorized to prescribe the type of uniform or part thereof which shall be worn. The Chief of Police shall prescribe the time and place such uniform or portion thereof shall be worn.
(f) Uniform Allowances. The Director and the City Auditor are hereby authorized and directed to pay two hundred fifty dollars ($250.00) to each new member of the Reserve Police Force as a clothing allowance. After the first year of service, each member of the Force shall be paid two hundred dollars ($200.00) annually as a clothing allowance.
(g) Obedience to Chain of Command. Members of the Reserve Police Force shall obey the chain of command of the Police Division and shall take orders from all regularly appointed members thereof.
(h) Rules and Regulations. The Director is hereby authorized and directed to promulgate such executive orders, rules and regulations as he or she deems either necessary or desirable in the administration of the Reserve Police Force. The Chief of Police shall, with the approval of the Director, prescribe rules and regulations for the conduct and control of the Force.
(i) Services Voluntary Insurance. All services performed by Reserve Police officers shall be on a voluntary basis and within the City, with compensation of one dollar ($1.00) per year. All active members of the Reserve Police Force shall receive liability insurance through the Ohio Municipal League, provided that the Reserve Police Force complies with all the provisions of this section.
(j) Inactive Police Officers.
(1) There is hereby established within the Reserve Police Force, the position of Police Officer, Inactive.
(2) Police Officers, Inactive, shall be commissioned and shall have arrest powers and authority as prescribed by the policies and procedures of the Police Division, as promulgated by the Director of Public Safety.
(3) Police Officers, Inactive, shall qualify with firearms as scheduled by the Police Division and shall attend any training as mandated by the State or the Police Division. Failure to attend and successfully complete such firearm qualifications or mandated training shall constitute grounds for the termination of such commission.
(4) Those persons holding the position of Police Officer, Inactive, shall not be entitled to a salary, uniform allowance or other benefits, but may receive compensation for special assignments performed as prescribed by the policies and procedures of the Police Division, as promulgated by the Director of Public Safety.
(Ord. 99-43. Passed 9-7-99.)