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A. Appointment: The police chief may appoint not more than ten (10) auxiliary police officers to serve in the police department under the direction and control of the police chief. Auxiliary police officers shall not be members of, and shall not supplement members of, the regular police department of the village, except as otherwise provided in this section.
B. Qualifications: Prior to appointment as an auxiliary police officer, all persons must be fingerprinted. No person who has been convicted of a felony or other crime involving moral turpitude shall be appointed as an auxiliary police officer.
C. Powers And Duties:
1. Conservators Of The Peace: Auxiliary police officers shall be conservators of the peace, and shall have all of the powers thereof, upon receiving a certificate attesting to their successful completion of a training course administered by the Illinois law enforcement training standards board.
2. Firearms: Auxiliary police officers shall not carry firearms without the specific permission of the chief of police, and then only while in uniform and during the performance of their duties. No auxiliary police officer shall be permitted to carry a firearm unless the auxiliary police officer has first completed the course of training required of peace officers under section 2 of the peace officer firearm training act, 50 Illinois Compiled Statutes 710/2.
3. Duties: The chief of police may assign auxiliary officers to perform only the following duties:
a. To aid or direct traffic within the village;
b. To aid in control of natural or manmade disasters;
c. To aid in case of civil disorder as directed by the chief of police; and
d. When it is impractical for members of the regular police department to perform their normal and regular police duties, the chief of police may assign auxiliary police officers to perform those normal and regular police duties.
D. Training: In addition to any other training required by this section and 65 Illinois Compiled Statutes 5/3.1-30-20, all auxiliary police officers must receive a course of training in the use of weapons and other police procedures appropriate for the exercise of the powers conferred upon them under the Illinois municipal code and this section.
E. Identification: Identification symbols worn by auxiliary police officers shall be different and distinct from those used by members of the regular police department. (Ord. G-1022, 3-25-2014)