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A. Office Established: There shall be established the office of chief of police for the village, who shall be head of the department. (1982 Code § 10-1-1)
B. Term Of Office: The chief of police shall hold his office for a term of not to exceed four (4) years and until his successor is appointed and qualified. (Ord. 277, 1988; amd. 2016 Code)
1. The chief of police, in subordination to the chair of the police committee first and then the village president, shall have the full management and control of the police department. All subordinate officers and members of the police force shall be subject to his orders and directions. The chief of police shall be a conservator of the peace within the corporate limits of the village and may execute all processes issued by the proper judge for the village, within its limits, and within such distance from the corporate limits of the village as its jurisdiction for the violation of any ordinance extends, over persons residing, acting or doing business without the village and in any suit, case or action commenced for the recovery of any fine, penalty or forfeiture for the violation of any of the ordinances of the village.
2. The chief of police shall devote his entire time to the duties of his office, and shall be charged with the preservation of the peace, order, safety and cleanliness of the village with the duty of protecting the rights of persons and property and of a strict enforcement of all ordinances and orders of the president and board of trustees. (Ord. 277, 1988; amd. 2016 Code)
D. Compensation: The compensation of the chief of police shall be set by the board of trustees. (1982 Code § 10-1-1; amd. 2016 Code)