It is the duty of the police department, under the direction of the chief of police, to:
   A.   Enforce this code and the statutes of the state within jurisdictional limits as conferred by law and arrest and charge the violators thereof.
   B.   Take charge of all those who are sentenced to labor on the streets or public works of the town and see that orders and sentences with reference to such are fully executed and complied with. (1988 Code § 4-1-5)
   C.   Deliver any persons who may be confined in jail upon conviction of a crime committed under the jurisdiction of the magistrate's court to any authorized officer of the town who shall at any time demand such prisoners. Any such authorized person so demanding and receiving such prisoners shall work such prisoners on the streets or alleys of the town or on any and all authorized work as may be determined by the council or town manager. (1988 Code § 4-1-5; amd. 2004 Code)
   D.   Render such account of the police department, its duties and receipts as may be required by the council, and keep records of the office open to inspection by the council at any time, except those records as may be exempted by state or federal law.
   E.   Enforce the traffic regulations of the town as specified in title 7 of this code and enforce the traffic laws of the state within the limits of the town.
   F.   Inspect and ascertain the condition of traffic control devices which have been erected within the town on the authority of the council and notify the council of any defects found therein.
   G.   Perform such additional duties as may be required by the council. (1988 Code § 4-1-5)