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A. Composition: The Police Department shall consist of a Chief of Police and three (3) policemen and such other policemen as shall be authorized by the Mayor and City Council. (1944 Code §1-602; amd. 2000 Code)
B. Appointment: The Mayor, with the consent of the City Council, shall appoint the Chief of Police and the three (3) policemen provided for in subsection A of this Section and he shall have authority, with the consent of the City Council, to appoint special policemen as from time to time becomes necessary. (1944 Code §1-603; amd. 2000 Code)
C. Members Qualifications: Any person appointed as an officer or member of the Police Department shall be a citizen of the United States at the time of his appointment. (Ord. 310, 5-14-1951)
D. Standards Of Training: The City will adhere to the standards for employment and training established by the Idaho Peace Officers Standards and Training Advisory Council. (2000 Code)
E. Supervision: All persons appointed under the provisions of this Chapter as policemen or special police shall be under the direction and supervision of the Chief of Police. The policemen shall be subject to the orders of the Chief of Police, except in cases otherwise provided by ordinance.
F. Assistant Chief: The Chief of Police shall designate one of the policemen to be assistant chief and in the absence of the Chief of Police, he shall have all the authority herein vested in the Chief of Police.
G. Duties Of Police Officers: It shall be their duty to cause the public peace to be preserved and to see that all laws and ordinances are enforced within the City limits. When violation of any law or ordinance shall be reported to them or come to their knowledge, they shall cause the required complaint to be made and see that all possible evidence is procured for the successful prosecution of the offenders. (1944 Code §1-605)
H. Powers: The officers and members of the Police Department shall have power to arrest all offenders against the laws of the State or of the City, by day or by night, in the same manner as other police officers of the State, and keep them in jail or other place to prevent their escape, until trial can be had before the proper officer. They shall likewise be vested with power to serve any other process issued under authority of the ordinances of the City. (1944 Code §1-604; amd. 2000 Code)