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A. DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC SAFETY.
The Mayor shall appoint a Director of Public Safety who must be confirmed by a majority of the members elected and appointed to Council. The Administrative Officer shall be the Director of Public Safety until such time as Council shall by ordinance provide for some other person as Director of Public Safety. The Department of Public Safety shall include, but need not be limited to, a Police Division and a Fire and Emergency Medical Services Division. The Department of Public Safety shall be organized by ordinance of Council.
B. DUTIES OF THE DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC SAFETY.
The Director of Public Safety shall be responsible for the enforcement of all police, fire and emergency medical services and all health, safety and sanitary requirements that may be prescribed by resolutions and ordinances of the Municipality or by laws of the State of Ohio. The Director of Public Safety shall have all the powers and duties connected with and incident to the appointment, regulation and government of the Department of Public Safety, and the removal and discipline of the officers and employees thereof, as are now or may hereafter be conferred upon the Director of Public Safety of a city by the general laws of the State of Ohio as supplemented by legislation of Council to the extent they are not inconsistent with this Charter.
C. POLICE DIVISION.
The Police Division shall consist of a Chief of Police and such other officers, patrolmen and personnel as Council shall provide by ordinance.
The Chief of Police shall be responsible for the issuance of all licensing in the Municipality pertaining to peddlers, going out of business sales, fire sales, bankrupt sales, organization solicitation or other activities authorized by Council.
The Police Division shall be responsible for all traffic controls. This shall include the normal duties of traffic law enforcement, surveys of traffic density within the Municipality for recommendations to Council and/or the State of Ohio for the installation of traffic lights or traffic signs, and other controls deemed necessary by Council.
D. FIRE AND EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES DIVISION.
The Fire and Emergency Medical Services Division shall consist of the Fire Chief and such other officers, fire-fighters and personnel as Council shall provide by ordinance.
(Amended November 8, 1994)