TITLE 13
PUBLIC SAFETY
CHAPTER 1
POLICE DEPARTMENT AND SERVICES
SECTION:
13-1-1: Department Created; Members
13-1-2: Powers
13-1-3: Chief Of Police; Duties
13-1-4: Department Supervision
13-1-5: Attendance At Council Meetings
13-1-6: Records Required
13-1-7: Prisoners' Articles; Records Required
13-1-8: Assistant Chief Of Police
13-1-9: Wearing Of Badge Required
13-1-10: Emergency Service Outside City Limits
13-1-1: DEPARTMENT CREATED; MEMBERS:
   The police department of the city shall consist of the chief of police, assistant chief of police and such police and patrol officers as have been or may be prescribed from time to time by the city manager. (2000 Code § 13-101)
13-1-2: POWERS:
   The police officers of the city shall have the power to arrest all offenders against the laws of the state or of the city, by day or by night, in the same manner as the chief of police, and keep them in jail or other place to prevent their escape until a trial can be had before the proper officer. (2000 Code § 13-102; amd. Ord. 1069, 2-12-2008, eff. 3-13-2008)
13-1-3: CHIEF OF POLICE; DUTIES:
   A.   Powers Of Arrest: The chief of police shall at all times have the power to make or order an arrest, with proper process, for any offense against the laws of the state or the city, and bring the offender for trial before the proper officer of the city, and to arrest without process in all cases where any such offense or violation of the law shall be committed or attempted to be committed in his presence. He shall have the power and it shall be his duty, to keep offenders of the law in jail or other place to prevent their escape until a trial can be had before the proper officer and he shall perform such other duties as are imposed on him by the provisions of this code or other laws of the city. (2000 Code § 13-103; amd. Ord. 1069, 2-12-2008, eff. 3-13-2008)
   B.   Preserve The Peace: He shall have the power to preserve the peace, order, safety and cleanliness thereof and to this end, he shall execute and enforce all orders of the city manager, mayor and council. (2000 Code § 13-103)
13-1-4: DEPARTMENT SUPERVISION:
   A.   Control And Management: The chief of police shall, subject to the direction of the city manager, have control and management of all matters relating to the police department, its officers and members, and shall have the care, custody and control of all firearms and military equipment, books and records belonging to that department.
   B.   Determine Hours; Establish Rules: The chief of police shall fix the hours at which regular police officers enter upon and retire from duty, and, subject to the approval of the city manager and council, establish rules and regulations for governing the police force.
   C.   Suspension Of Police Officer: During the pending of charges against any police officer, the chief of police may suspend the officer until such charges are examined. (2000 Code § 13-104)
13-1-5: ATTENDANCE AT COUNCIL MEETINGS:
   The chief of police shall attend the sessions of the council and execute all orders directed to him by the council. (2000 Code § 13-105)
13-1-6: RECORDS REQUIRED:
   A.   Books Of Record: The chief of police shall cause books of record to be kept for the police force, and of persons arrested for offenses; of time lost by patrol officers; of suspected persons and places and of all property placed in his charge, and such other books and records as shall be required by the business of the department.
   B.   Record Of Arrests: The chief of police or assistant chief of police or any police officer making an arrest shall enter in a book to be kept for that purpose at the police department, the name of the person arrested, the nature of the offense and a brief description of the property or articles found on the person of the prisoner. (2000 Code § 13-106)
13-1-7: PRISONERS' ARTICLES; RECORDS REQUIRED:
   When persons are arrested and lodged in jail, it shall be the duty of the police officer making the arrest to search all persons so arrested, and the officer in charge of the police station shall keep an accurate record of all articles found upon the person of any prisoner and shall carefully preserve them and produce them to the police judge upon trial. (2000 Code § 13-107; amd. Ord. 1069, 2-12-2008, eff. 3-13-2008)
13-1-8: ASSISTANT CHIEF OF POLICE:
   An assistant chief of police may be designated by the city manager and shall have charge of the police department in the absence of the chief of police. (2000 Code § 13-108)
13-1-9: WEARING OF BADGE REQUIRED:
   Every member of the police department shall wear a suitable badge to be furnished by the city, and any member who loses or destroys the same shall be required to pay the cost of replacing it. Whenever any member leaves the force, he shall immediately deliver his badge to the chief of police. No person except the members of the department shall wear the badge adopted by the governing body. (2000 Code § 13-109)
13-1-10: EMERGENCY SERVICE OUTSIDE CITY LIMITS:
   A.   Other Municipalities: Police officers of this agency, upon request of the mayor or his designee, or chief of police or his designee, of any other municipality, may serve as police officers in the municipality requesting their assistance. While so serving, police officers of this agency shall have the same police powers and duties as though employed by that municipality, in accordance with state law.
   B.   County Sheriff Or State Highway Patrol: Police officers of this agency, upon request of the county sheriff or his designee, or upon request by a member of the Oklahoma highway patrol, may serve as law enforcement officers for the sheriff's office or the Oklahoma highway patrol. While so serving, police officers of this agency shall have the same powers and duties as though employed by the requesting law enforcement agency and shall be deemed to be acting within the scope of employment of the requesting agency, in accordance with state law 1 . (Ord. 1069, 2-12-2008, eff. 3-13-2008)

 

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1. 11 OS § 34-103, subsection A.