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It is the duty of the police department, under the direction of the chief of police, to:
A. Enforce Laws: Enforce this code and the statutes of the state within jurisdictional limits as conferred by law and to arrest and charge the violators thereof.
B. Charge Of Laborers: Take charge of all those who are sentenced to labor on the streets or public works of the town and to see that orders and sentences with reference to such are fully executed and complied with.
C. Deliver Prisoners: Deliver any persons who may be confined in the jail upon conviction of a crime committed under the jurisdiction of the magistrate 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 town council or town manager.
D. Records; Maintenance: Render such account of the police department, its duties and receipts as may be required by the town council or town manager, and keep records of the office open to inspection by the town council at any time, except those records as may be exempted by state or federal law.
E. Traffic Enforcement: Enforce the traffic regulations of the town as specified in title 6 of this code and enforce the traffic laws of the state within the limits of the town.
F. Authority To Detain Suspects: Any peace officer or duly authorized agent of the town may stop and detain a person as is reasonably necessary to investigate an actual or suspected violation of any provision of this code, and to serve a copy of the traffic complaint for any alleged civil or criminal violation of this code.
G. Additional Required Duties: Perform such additional duties as may be required by the town council or town manager. (1986 Code § 4-1-5)