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There is hereby created a police department for the city and the office of chief of police. The department shall consist of the chief of police, who shall be in charge of the department, and such other members and officers as may be provided for from time to time by the city council. The chief of police shall be appointed by the mayor and city council acting jointly and shall report to the city administrator. The compensation paid to the chief of police and other members of the department shall be fixed by the city council.
Appointment to or removal from the police department, change of rank within the police department, and compensation to be paid to members of the police department, shall be acted upon by the city council as resolutions. (Ord. 2337, 11-6-2006)