A.   Appointment And Term: The mayor, by and with the advice and consent of the chief of police and by and with the consent of the city council, shall appoint such number of police officers as the city council, by resolution, may determine to be necessary, who shall hold their offices until their successors are appointed and qualified, unless sooner discharged as hereinafter provided. (1925 Code § 30-11; amd. 1981 Code)
   B.   Oath Of Office: Each police officer shall, before he enters upon the duties of his office, take and subscribe the oath prescribed by law for such officers. (1925 Code § 30-12; amd. 2009 Code)
   C.   Part Time Police:
      1.   Employment: The city of Virginia may employ part time police officers from time to time as they deem necessary.
      2.   Duties: A part time police officer shall have all the responsibilities of a full time police officer and such specific duties as delineated in the general orders of the Virginia police department, but the number of hours a part time officer may work within a calendar year is restricted. Part time police officers shall not be assigned to supervise or direct full time police officers. Part time police officers shall be trained in accordance with the Illinois police training act 1 and the rules and requirements of the ILETSB.
      3.   Hiring Standards: Any person employed as a part time police officer must meet the following standards:
         a.   Be of good moral character, of temperate habits, of sound health, and physically and mentally able to perform assigned duties.
         b.   Be at least twenty one (21) years of age.
         c.   Pass a medical examination.
         d.   Possess a high school diploma or GED certificate.
         e.   Possess a valid state of Illinois driver's license.
         f.   Possess no prior felony convictions.
         g.   Any individual who has served in the U.S. military must have been honorably discharged.
      4.   Discipline: Part time officers shall be under the disciplinary jurisdiction of the chief of police. Part time police officers serve at the discretion of the city authorities, shall not have any property rights in said employment, and may be removed by the city authorities at any time. Part time police officers shall comply with all applicable rules and general orders issued by the police department. (Ord. 12-07, 4-9-2012)



1. 50 ILCS 705/1 et seq.