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It shall be the duty of the members of the police department to see to the enforcement of all ordinances of the city, and all statutes effective in the city, and to preserve order and prevent infractions of the law and to arrest violators thereof 1 . Every member of the police department is hereby declared to be a conservator of the peace.
It shall be the duty of every member of the police department to conduct himself in a proper and law abiding manner, on and off duty, and to avoid the use of unnecessary force. (Ord. 29, 4-29-1968)
1. 65 ILCS 5/3-9-4.