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There shall be a Police Department which shall be headed by a Chief of police appointed by the City Manager, and as many other subordinate officers, patrolmen, and employees as shall be necessary for the functioning of the Department. The Chief of Police shall be responsible to the City Manager for the enforcement of all ordinances of the city, laws of the state, and of the United States.
(Special Acts, Ch. 57-1754, § 44) ('58 Code, § 35.01)
Section 32.70 is composed of provisions heretofore set out as Art. VI, section 44 of the Charter. The transfer of this section was at the specific request of the city, pursuant to the Municipal Home Rule Powers Act.