(A)   Establishment. Pursuant to I.C. 36-8-3-20, the city establishes the Police Reserve.
(Prior Code, § 31.10)
   (B)   Powers. The city’s Police Reserve, hereinafter referred to as “Reserves”, shall be appointed by the city’s Chief of Police, but shall not be members of the regular police force. The Reserves shall have all of the powers of regular members, except as determined by internal rules which may be promulgated by the Chief.
(Prior Code, § 31.11)
   (C)   Uniforms.
      (1)   Reserves shall provide their own firearms, and shall be instructed by the firearms instructor of the city’s Police Department.
      (2)   Pursuant to state law, the Reserve uniform must be easily distinguishable from that of the regular police officer, and accordingly shall be as follows:
         (a)   Shirt: French blue with navy trim;
         (b)   Trousers: French blue with navy striping; and
         (c)   Badge: same star design as regular police officer.
(Prior Code, § 31.12)
   (D)   Compensation. Reserves shall serve at no compensation, but may request contribution from the city to defray uniform costs. The Common Council, in its discretion, may reimburse each Reserve officer for this expense. The city shall be responsible for providing a badge to each reserve officer.
(Prior Code, § 31.13)
   (E)   Ranks.
      (1)   The following ranks are established for the Reserve unit:
         (a)   Captain;
         (b)   Lieutenant;
         (c)   Sergeant; and
         (d)   Officer.
      (2)   The Chief of the city’s Police Department shall have all rights to make the above appointments and those appointments shall serve at his or her discretion and pleasure.
(Prior Code, § 31.14)
(Ord. G-84-8, passed 2-14-1984)