6-1-3: DUTIES OF CHIEF OF POLICE:
The chief of police, under the superintendence of the mayor, shall have the general management, supervision, control and direction of all members of the police department, police patrol cars, police radio system and of all property belonging to or appertaining to the police department. He shall be executive head of the police department, and his orders shall be obeyed implicitly. He shall be responsible for the discipline, good order and efficiency of the police department and of the various functions thereof. He shall attend to the abatement and removal of nuisances and shall execute and enforce all lawful orders of the mayor and city council. (1969 Code)