(A)   The Washington Court House Police Department Auxiliary Unit shall continue in existence as authorized under R.C. § 737.051, with its members appointed by the City Manager. The members will be considered “peace officers” under the definition of R.C. § 109.71, and will have authority to perform the primary duties of preserving the peace, protecting life and property, and to enforce the laws of Ohio and the ordinances of the city under the general direction and control of the Chief of Police. The members will conform to all requirements of the Ohio Peace Officer Training Council as do full-time police officers.
   (B)   All members of the Auxiliary Police Unit shall be in good physical condition, of good moral character, at least 21 years of age and be willing to be subject to all the rules and regulations of the Police Department and Auxiliary Police Unit. The members shall continue to serve so long as the appointing authority may direct or until a resignation shall be accepted by the City Manager. The Auxiliary Police Unit members shall be paid at the rate of $1 per calendar year. Auxiliary Police Unit members may be compensated for certain functions when approved in advance by the Chief of Police, or his designee, at a rate of $10 per hour.
   (C)   The City Manager shall make such rules and regulations as he deems necessary for the proper operation of the Auxiliary Police Unit. The Unit shall be restricted in membership to 18 members.
   (D)   The Chief of Police, or his designee, shall be the commanding officer of the Auxiliary Police Unit and shall have control of the assignment, training, stationing, and direction of the work of the unit.
   (E)   In addition to regular members of the Police Department Auxiliary Unit whose qualifications are set forth in division (B) above, there may be appointed "honorary members" of the Auxiliary Unit. These "honorary members" are not required to be certified by the Ohio Peace Officers Training Council, but such "honorary members" shall not be considered "peace officers", shall not carry a weapon and shall not have arrest powers. The "honorary members" shall be under the control and direction of the Police Chief, or his designee, and shall be paid at the same rate as regular Auxiliary Police Unit members as set forth in division (B) above. The "honorary member" shall be counted as a regular member for the purpose of determining the total number of Auxiliary Police Unit members authorized.
('73 Code, § 151.02) (Ord. 8-68, passed 2-14-68; Am. Ord. 13-93, passed 6-9-93; Am. Ord. 3-97, passed 2-26-97)