§ 35.03  MEMBERS OF THE POLICE FORCE; DUTIES; QUALIFICATIONS.
   The common council of the city classifies by rank the members of the police department of the city as:
   (A)   Police Chief.  The highest rank of any member of the police department appointed by the Mayor to serve at the pleasure of the Mayor, whose function it will be to direct, supervise, and control the activities of the police department.  A member must have served 5  full  years  on  the  department  before  being  appointed  to  the position of Police Chief.
   (B)   Assistant Chief.  The Assistant Chief shall be the second highest ranking member of the Police Department and shall be appointed by the Chief of Police with the approval of the Board of Public Works and Safety.  The function of the Assistant Chief will be to direct the activities of the police force in the absence of the Chief and to perform such other duties as may from time to time be defined by the rules and regulations of the City Police Department or pursuant to the direction of the Chief of Police.  There shall be one assistant Chief for the Police Department.  A member of the Department must have served a minimum of four full years on the Department before being eligible to be appointed Assistant Chief.
   (C)   Deputy Chief.  There shall be three positions of Deputy Chief: First Deputy Chief, Second Deputy Chief and Third Deputy Chief.  The positions of Deputy Chief shall be appointed by the Police Chief with the approval of the City Board of Public Works and Safety.  The function of the Deputy Chiefs shall be to direct the activities of the police force in the absence of the Chief and/or the Assistant Chief.  The Deputy Chiefs shall perform such other duties as may from time to time be defined by the rules and regulations of the City Police Department or by direction of the Police Chief.  In order to be appointed a Deputy Chief, a member of the Department must have served four full years on the Department.
   (D)   Lieutenant.  Any member of the police department of the city appointed by the Police Chief with the approval of the board of public works and safety who shall perform such functions and duties as may from time to time be def ined in the rules and regulations of the police department of the city or by direction of the Police Chief.  There may be as many Lieutenants as may be determined by the board of public works and safety.  A member must have served 3 full years on the department before becoming a Lieutenant.
   (E)   Sergeant.  A member of the police department appointed by the Police Chief with the approval of the board of public works and safety,  and whose functions and duties shall be those as may be defined from time to time in the rules and regulations of the police department or by direction of the Police Chief.  A member must have served 2 years on the department before becoming a Sergeant.  There may be as many Sergeants as may be determined from time to time by the board of public works and safety.
   (F)   Technical Sergeant.  A member of the police department appointed by the Police Chief with the approval of the Board of Public Works and Safety, and whose functions and duties shall be those as may be defined from time to time in the rules and regulations of the police department or by direction of the Police Chief.  Technical Sergeants serve at the discretion of the Chief of Police.  A member must have served two years on the department before becoming a Technical Sergeant.  There may be as many Technical Sergeants as may be determined from time to time by the Board of Public Works and Safety.
   (G)   Master Patrolman.  A member of the police department who has had ten full years service on the department, but who does not hold the rank of Police Chief, Captain, Lieutenant or Sergeant, and whose functions and duties shall be defined by the rules and regulations of the police department or by direction of the Police Chief.
   (H)   Patrolman First Class.  A member of the police department who has had at least four years of service, but fewer than ten years of service on the department and whose functions and duties shall be defined by the rules and regulations of the police department or by direction of the Police Chief and who does not hold the rank of Police Chief, Captain, Lieutenant or Sergeant.
   (I)   Patrolman Second Class.  A member of the police department who has had at least two years of service and whose functions and duties shall be defined by the rules and regulations of the police department or by direction of the Police Chief.
   (J)   Patrolman Third Class.  A member of the police department who has less than one year of service and whose functions and duties shall be defined by the rules and regulations of the police department or by direction of the Police Chief.
   (K)   Recruit Patrolman.  A member of the police department who has less than one year of service and who has not yet completed his/her certification by the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy.  Their functions and duties shall be defined by the rules and regulations of the police department or by direction of the Police Chief.  All patrolmen shall be subject to the direct supervision of the Police Chief, and in the absence of the Police Chief, the next highest-ranking officer on duty at the time.
(Ord. 989, passed 4-24-73; amend. Ord. 1096, passed 2-28-77; amend. Ord. 1288, passed 7-9-79; amend. Ord. 63-12-95, passed 12-26-95; Am. Ord. 22-7-99, passed 7-26-99)