TITLE 5
POLICE REGULATIONS
CHAPTER 1
POLICE DEPARTMENT
SECTION:
5-1-1: Department Created
5-1-2: Chief Of Police
5-1-2-1: Deputy Police Chief
5-1-3: Lieutenant Of Police
5-1-3-1: Police Sergeant
5-1-3-2: Police Investigator/Detective
5-1-4: Appointments And Promotions
5-1-5: Duties Of Department Members
5-1-6: Conduct Of Members
5-1-7: Serving Processes
5-1-8: Serve As Witness
5-1-9: Rules And Regulations
5-1-10: Special Policemen
5-1-11: Unauthorized Persons
5-1-1: DEPARTMENT CREATED:
There is hereby created a Police Department, an executive department of the City. The Police Department shall consist of the Chief of Police and such other members as may be provided, from time to time, by the City Council. (1979 Code §6-1)
5-1-2: CHIEF OF POLICE:
   A.   Office Created; Appointment: There is hereby created the Office of Chief of Police. The Chief shall be appointed by the Mayor, with the approval of the Council, and he shall be ex officio City Marshal and Superintendent of Police. (1979 Code §6-2)
   B.   Duties: The Chief of Police shall:
      1.   Keeper Of City Jail 1 : Be the keeper of the City Jail and shall have custody of all persons incarcerated therein.
      2.   Records And Reports: Keep such records and make such reports concerning the activities of his department as may be required by statute or by the City Council.
      3.   Supervision Of Department: Be responsible for the performance by the Police Department of all its functions, and all persons who are members of the department shall serve subject to the orders of the Chief of Police. (1979 Code §6-3)
      4.   Custody Of Stolen Property: Be the custodian of all lost, abandoned or stolen property in the City. (1979 Code §6-12)
5-1-2-1: DEPUTY POLICE CHIEF:
   A.   Office Created; Appointment: There is hereby created the Office of Deputy Police Chief. As may be requested by the City Council from time to time, the Deputy Police Chief shall be appointed by the Chief of Police, with the approval of the City Council (i.e., the City's Corporate Authorities), and such Deputy Police Chief shall serve at the discretion of the Chief of Police.
   B.   Duties: The Deputy Police Chief shall perform such duties and have such responsibilities as the City Council and the Chief of Police may assign and/or designate from time to time. (Ord. 3203, 11-15-2004)
5-1-3: LIEUTENANT OF POLICE:
   A.   Office Created; Appointment And Number: There is hereby created the Office of Lieutenant of Police. There may be two (2) Lieutenants of Police to be appointed by the Board of Police and Fire Commissioners. (Ord. 2852, 6-1-1998)
   B.   Qualifications: No policeman will be eligible for Lieutenant until he or she has served a minimum of three (3) years with the Taylorville Police Department.
   C.   Shifts: There shall be no more than one Lieutenant of Police assigned to each work shift and the Lieutenants shall be in charge of their shifts and all members of the department serving under them. (Ord. 2456, 3-2-1992)
   D.   Salary: The salary for each such Lieutenant of Police shall be as established by the City Council from time to time. (Ord. 2786, 4-7-1997)
5-1-3-1: POLICE SERGEANT:
   A.   Office Created; Appointment And Number: There is hereby created the Office of Police Sergeant. There shall be three (3) Police Sergeants who shall be appointed by the Board of Police and Fire Commissioners. (Ord. 2786, 4-7-1997)
   B.   Minimum Prior Experience Required: No policeman shall be eligible for Sergeant until he or she has served a minimum of four (4) years as a police patrolman/patrolwoman with the Taylorville Police Department. (Ord. 3859, 8-20-2018)
   C.   Shifts: There shall be no more than one Police Sergeant assigned to each work shift and the Sergeants shall be under the general supervision of the Chief of Police and the Lieutenant of Police assigned to his or her work shift; and the Police Sergeant shall exercise functional supervision over all police personnel under them who are assigned to his or her respective work shifts of the Police Department.
   D.   Job Description, Qualifications, Duties And Responsibilities, Etc.: The job description, qualifications, duties and responsibilities, etc., for such Police Sergeants shall be as the City Council may determine from time to time, either prior to or subsequent to such appointment(s) as Police Sergeant. The current job description, qualifications, duties and responsibilities, etc., for such Police Sergeants shall be as set forth on exhibit A attached to ordinance 2786 on file in the Clerk's Office and incorporated herein by reference thereto. (Ord. 2786, 4-7-1997)
   E.   Salary: The salary for such Police Sergeant shall be based on the amount determined by the collective bargaining agreement. (Ord. 3526, 7-18-2011)
5-1-3-2: POLICE INVESTIGATOR/DETECTIVE:
   A.   Office Created; Appointment And Number: There is hereby created the Office of Police Investigator/Detective which shall be a special assignment position rather than a promotion position as of and from January 1, 2018. Thereafter, there may be at least one Police Investigator/Detective who shall be appointed by special assignment from time to time by majority vote of the Aldermen; and the persons so appointed shall not be required to be tested by the Police and Fire Commissioners. The persons who have been appointed prior to January 1, 2018 and serve as Police Investigators/Detectives shall maintain their rank. (Ord. 3860, 8-20-2018)
   B.   Minimum Prior Experience Required: No policeman shall be eligible for Police Investigator/Detective until he or she has served a minimum of ten (10) years as a police officer with any entity. The Police Investigator/Detective "rank" shall be equivalent to that of Police Sergeant.
   C.   Job Description, Qualifications, Duties, And Responsibilities, Etc.: The job description, qualifications, duties and responsibilities, etc., for such Police Investigator/Detective shall be as the City Council may determine from time to time, either prior to or subsequent to such appointment as Police Investigator/Detective. The current job description, qualifications, duties and responsibilities, etc., for such Police Investigator/Detective shall be as set forth on exhibit B on file in the Clerk's Office and incorporated herein by reference thereto. (Ord. 2786, 4-7-1997; amd. Ord. 3860, 8-20-2018)
   D.   Salary: The salary for such Police Investigator/Detective shall be based on the amount determined by the collective bargaining agreement. (Ord. 3526, 7-18-2011; amd. Ord. 3860, 8-20-2018)
5-1-4: APPOINTMENTS AND PROMOTIONS:
   A.   Appointments to and promotions within the City's Police Department, except for the Chief of Police, shall be based on ability and qualifications and made from a list of eligibles certified by the Board of Police and Fire Commissioners of the City of Taylorville, State of Illinois, in accordance with such board's rules and regulations. (Ord. 3103, 11-18-2002)
5-1-5: DUTIES OF DEPARTMENT MEMBERS:
It shall be the duty of the members of the Police Department to see to the enforcement of all of the ordinances of the City and all statutes applicable herein and to preserve the order and prevent infractions of the law and arrest violators thereof. (1979 Code §6-6)
5-1-6: CONDUCT OF MEMBERS:
It shall be the duty of every member of the Police Department to conduct himself or herself in a proper and law abiding manner, at all times, and to avoid the use of unnecessary force. Each member of the department shall obey the orders and directions of his superior. (1979 Code §6-8)
5-1-7: SERVING PROCESSES:
No member of the Police Department except the Chief shall serve any process except on command of the Chief of the Police Department. (1979 Code §6-7)
5-1-8: SERVE AS WITNESS:
Any member of the Police Department shall appear as witness whenever this is necessary in a prosecution for a violation of an ordinance or of any State or Federal law. No such member shall retain any witness fee for service as witness in any action or suit to which the City is a party, and fees paid for such services shall be turned over to the Chief of Police, who shall deposit the same with the City Treasurer. (1979 Code §6-9)
5-1-9: RULES AND REGULATIONS:
The Chief of Police may make or prescribe such rules and regulations for the conduct and guidance of the members of the Police Department as he shall deem advisable, and such rules, when approved by the Council, shall be binding on such members. (1979 Code §6-10)
5-1-10: SPECIAL POLICEMEN:
The Mayor may appoint such special policemen as may be necessary for special duties, and the employment of any such special policemen may be terminated by the Mayor at any time. Such special policemen shall obey all the rules of the Police Department. (1979 Code §6-11)
5-1-11: UNAUTHORIZED PERSONS:
It shall be and it is hereby declared unlawful for any unauthorized person to enter into or remain in the Office of the Police Department at any time except for purposes of official business with the Police Department or concerning other City business. The penalty for violation of this Section shall be as provided in Section 1-4-1 of this Code. (1979 Code §6-13; amd. 1993 Code)

 

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1. See also subsection 1-4-4B of this Code.