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(A) Creation of office. There is hereby created the position of Chief of Police who shall report to the Director of Public Safety and shall be responsible to the Mayor and City Council for high level administrative, technical and professional work in directing and supervising the administration of the Police Department.
(1) A bachelor’s degree from a recognized college or university;
(2) Adequate mental and physical health;
(3) A minimum of eight years of direct police experience; and
(4) A minimum of three years of police administrative experience.
(C) Duties and responsibilities. Subject to the direction of the City Administrator, the Chief of Police shall be in charge of the operation of the following city functions: Police Department, EMS and Civil Defense. In managing these departments, the Chief of Police shall:
(1) Supervise the staff and operations of the Police Department to ensure that the equipment and personnel are being used effectively and efficiently;
(2) Report monthly on the status of the Police Department in regard to arrests, accidents and the like;
(3) Coordinate the police and EMS personnel to provide for optimum cooperation;
(4) Supervise and recommend all purchases of equipment for his or her department;
(5) Evaluate and instruct staff members under the Chiefs direction so that they may improve themselves in their positions; and
(6) Perform such other duties as may be required by the Mayor, City Council and the City Administrator not inconsistent with the provisions of this code, other ordinances of the city or laws of the state.
(D) Other offices. The Chief of Police may also hold the office of Director of Public Safety as otherwise provided for in this code.
(1999 Code, § 32.16) (Ord. 1022, passed 7-19-1982; Ord. 1190, passed 3-31-1986; Ord. 3784, passed 12-3-2012)