SECTION 31.  CHIEF OF POLICE AND POLICE OFFICERS.
   (1)    It shall be the duty of the Chief of Police to preserve order and quiet in the City, to see that all subordinate police officers faithfully perform their official duties, and to perform such other duties as may be required of them by the Council. He shall be present in the Police Court whenever the same shall be in session, and see that all its orders and requirements are properly executed; he shall, before entering upon the discharge of his duties, execute a bond conditioned for the faithful performance by him, of the duties of his office, and for the accounting for and paying over, as required by law, all money which may come into his hands by virtue of his office, with sureties satisfactory to the Council, in a penalty as the Council may prescribe.
   (2)    In case a violation of any ordinance of the said City is committed in the presence, or within view of the Chief of Police or other police officer, the offender may be forthwith apprehended and thereafter taken before the Police Judge, and a written complaint under oath, stating such violation there lodged and filed; thereupon such offender may be tried upon warrant issued on such complaint and dealt with according to law. The Chief of Police and other Police officers shall execute within the County of Kanawha, when directed, any proper process issued by the Police Judge in proceedings for the enforcement of ordinances; and shall collect by levy of execution or otherwise, and duly account for, all fines assessed and costs imposed in such proceedings They shall also have all the rights and powers within the said City in regard to the arrest of persons, the collection of claims and execution and return of process, that are or may be lawfully exercised by a constable, and shall be entitled to the same compensation therefor. They and their sureties shall be liable to all fines, penalties and forfeitures, for which a constable is liable, for any dereliction of duty in office, to be recovered in the same manner and in the same courts, that such fines, penalties and forfeitures are recovered against constables. They shall forthwith pay over to the Clerk all fines or sums collected.