(a)    Chief of Police. The Chief of Police shall have superintendence and direction over the Police Department and it shall be his duty to see that the laws of the United States, the laws of the State, and ordinances of the City, and the rules and regulations of the Police Department are strictly enforced. He shall be responsible for the planning, organizing and supervising the employees and work activities of the Police Department, involving the continuous enforcement of laws and ordinances, the protection of life and property, and the preservation of peace within the City. He shall perform other duties which may include, but are not limited to, the following:
      (1)    Developing long-term plans for improving operations in effective law enforcement;
      (2)    Recommendation of policies to the Mayor and Council to maintain effective law enforcement and preserve law and order;
      (3)    Maintaining effective working relationships with Council in establishing traffic controls and setting up goals and standards in the realm of public safety;
      (4)    Attendance at Council meetings and submission of reports or recommendations as required to that body;
      (5)    Preparation of the annual departmental budget;
      (6)    Approval of departmental work orders and requisitions;
      (7)    Cooperation with other law enforcement agencies in the detection and apprehension of suspects in crime;
      (8)    Development of effective public relations and the promotion of good will in the community;
      (9)    Planning and direction of departmental training programs, evaluation of work performances, and making recommendations as needed in personnel matters;
      (10)    Investigation of all complaints against members of the Department;
      (11)    Issuance of commands, written orders, rules and regulations and other communications necessary to serve as a framework within which the Department can most effectively operate;
      (12)    Cooperation with the Civil Service Board in establishing qualifications, examination procedures and other personnel matters and policies when a Civil Service Board exists;
      (13)    Supervises all news or press releases;
      (14)    Attendance of meetings of the Auxiliary Police and supervises policies, training and decisions along with the Captain of the Auxiliary;
      (15)    Speaks at various local organizations for the promotion of good police- community relations;
      (16)    Supervises Crime Prevention programs;
      (17)    Makes or authorizes all major decisions concerning the Department or police personnel;
      (18)    Maintains vacation and sick leave records for police personnel;
      (19)    Supervises or authorizes the addition of new equipment and the repair or replacement of existing equipment;
      (20)    Seeks federal, State or local funding available for equipment, manpower and training;
      (21)    Works day shift; on call twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week; fills in shifts when and where needed; receives no overtime pay;
      (22)    Reviews all monthly and year end reports to determine what changes are needed in policies or rules and regulations for more effective and efficient enforcement of the laws;
      (23)    Inspection and replacement of uniforms, firearms and other items of issued personal equipment;
      (24)    Responsibility of enforcement of all ordinances and State laws which require persons or business places to obtain licenses and be in compliance thereof;
      (25)    Attend hearings in Mayor's Court and make sure orders issued by the Court are carried out;
      (26)    Maintain records on the training of police personnel and auxiliary in firearms;
      (27)    Train police personnel and auxiliary in firearms;
      (28)    Determine firearms standards for police personnel and auxiliary; and
      (29)    Works forty hours per week not counting callouts.
   (b)    Police Captain. The Police Captain is the commanding officer of the Department. He assists the Chief by assigning and supervising the work of police officers and coordinating police activities; or by supervising departmental personnel; or by acting as Chief in the absence of the Chief; or by any combination of duties as required or directed. He shall perform other duties which may include, but are not limited to, the following:
      (1)    Inspecting police patrol activities and operation, evaluating work performances and taking any necessary corrective actions;
      (2)    Review and evaluation of reports;
      (3)    Assistance in the preparation of work schedules; preparation of correspondence as needed; and general supervision over reports, files, report forms, and other operative needs of the Department;
      (4)    Maintaining control over all seized or recovered property, including the maintaining of accurate records of such property;
      (5)    General supervision of records, identification files, equipment catalogs, publications, and the Department library;
        (6)    Evaluation of personnel, and give assistance to the Chief in making recommendations for promotions, disciplinary actions, change of assignment and other personnel matters;
      (7)    Attending meetings, making public appearances, and other public relations assignments;
      (8)    Supervision of training schools (basic police, mini-basic, etc.);
      (9)    Supervision of criminal investigations (adult and juvenile);
       (10)    Maintenance of criminal investigation case files;
      (11)    Supervision of preparation of cases for presentation in court;
      (12)    Supervision of the processing of crime scenes;
      (13)    Act as Juvenile Officer (supervision of juvenile cases, procedures, along with the maintenance of juvenile records and the preparation of Juvenile FBI Uniform Crime Reports);
      (14)    Supervision of all identification, evidence and computerized criminal history (CCH) files;
      (15)    Present juvenile "Safety Programs" to schools, clubs and organizations;
      (16)    Work with schools, Juvenile Court and other juvenile organizations such as the Ohio Youth Commission in juvenile matters;
      (17)    Supervision of the processing or testing of evidence or in the sending of evidence to testing facilities or laboratories;
      (18)    Cooperating with other departments or law enforcement agencies in the investigation of crimes;
      (19)    Prepare news and press releases and any other articles needed;
      (20)    Perform investigations on bad check cases along with maintenance of check case files;
      (21)    Fill in work shifts where and when needed;
      (22)    Supervision of LEADS and NCIC teletype system and files;
      (23)    Update files and training as criminal laws and procedure changes required;
      (24)    Supervise operation, training, calibration of breathalyzer;
      (25)    Supervise operation, training, calibration of traffic radar units and radio equipment along with the licensing and maintenance;
      (26)    Assist in the training of personnel and auxiliary;
      (27)    Work day shifts along with callout at any time; and
      (28)    Work forty hours per week not counting callouts and overtime.
   (c)    Police Lieutenant. The Police Lieutenant shall be responsible for the general activity of police personnel in the preservation of law and order and the enforcement of laws and ordinances. To insure good order, the Lieutenant is vested with the authority to assign personnel in such places and to such duties as deemed necessary. In cases of temporary emergencies, he is empowered to call out men to assist during the emergency. The Lieutenant is responsible for acquainting the personnel with pending complaints or conditions which may require attention during their shift, suspected fugitives at large or other wanted persons, and any other matters which may be pertinent to the preservation of peace and order. He is responsible for the prompt service of warrants, notices and other official process sent to the Department, seeing that such process is served and the proper return made. He shall be responsible for the general conditions and good order of the departmental equipment and shall report defective equipment to the Captain or Chief promptly in order that it may be repaired or replaced as quickly as possible. He shall give attention to the appearance of the personnel, including the uniforms and personal equipment, and recommend repair or replacement of such items as needed. The Lieutenant may also perform other duties which may include, but are not limited to, the following:
      (1)    Patrol the City as required, inspection of the work of officers, assumption of command during emergency situations;
      (2)    Reporting in writing to the Chief any instances of misconduct, neglect of duty, or violations of these rules and regulations by any member of the Department;
      (3)    Because of his closer association with the men and with the general public, it shall also be the duty of the Lieutenant to make suggestions and recommendations for the improvement of the Department and its reputation in the community;
      (4)    Maintaining the necessary inventories of all departmental supplies and equipment and supervision of the maintenance of such equipment;
      (5)    Maintain necessary monthly and yearly reports along with the FBI Uniform Crime Reports;
      (6)    Supervise the operation and training of the Auxiliary Police Unit;
      (7)    Instruct police personnel and auxiliary in the use of firearms and in self- defense;
      (8)    Assist the Chief in the making of policies regarding firearms and self- defense;
      (9)    Supervise bomb-threat calls along with the Chief of Police and Fire Chief;
      (10)    Maintain warrant files;
      (11)    Assist in the supervision and the investigation of criminal cases;
      (12)    Supervise the scheduling of officers; and
      (13)    Works regular shifts; forty hours per week not counting overtime and callouts.
   (d)    Police Sergeant. The Police Sergeant shall be responsible to his superior officers and shall have supervision and authority over subordinate members. The duties of a Sergeant may include, but are not limited to, the following:
      (1)    Patrolling the City to assure proper performance of duties by subordinate officers, or take command in emergency situations, or assist in the investigation of crimes and disorders;
      (2)    Serve as the responsible officer in charge of Department records, complaint files, arrest files, and identification records;
      (3)    Assist in investigations and interrogations as requested;
      (4)    Assist in the scheduling of work shifts;
      (5)    Maintenance of cruisers;
      6)    Work regular shifts, forty hours per week, not counting callouts and overtime;
      (7)    Maintains National Highway Traffic Safety and National Child Safety reports; and
      (8)    Answers service calls, complaints, and handles traffic accidents.
   (e)    Patrolman. The general functions of a patrolman are to perform responsible law enforcement and patrol work with the ultimate goal of peace and safety for the residents of the community and the general public. He shall, by his vigilance and attention to duty, render it difficult for anyone to commit a crime. He shall train himself to recognize known or suspected criminals and other potentially dangerous persons, and keep notes of their appearances during his tour of duty.
   He shall perform other duties, which may include but are not limited to, the following:
      (1)    Patrolling on foot or in a radio-equipped patrol car, to prevent crime and disorder, apprehend violators, enforce traffic laws and ordinances, investigate accidents, direct traffic, and take necessary action for the protection of life and property;
      (2)    Investigation of complaints as received from residents or from the dispatcher, apprehend and arrest those who violate the law, and gather evidence for prosecution. Service of criminal process, including warrants and summons;
      (3)    Giving assistance and aid to elderly or ill persons, locate missing persons and lost children, provide escort services, give first aid as required, and perform other services as needed or indicated;
      (4)    Preparation of required reports;
      (5)    Performance of desk duties at the Department as required;
      (6)    Operation of radios, telephones, firearms, motor vehicles and other police equipment, with due regard for the general care and upkeep of such equipment;
      (7)    Cooperate with other law enforcement agencies in the investigation of crimes or the apprehension of law violators; and
      (8)    Works regular shifts, forty hours per week, not counting callouts and overtime.
   (f)    Meter Enforcer. The meter enforcer performs the following:
      (1)    Patrols business area on foot and writes tickets for parking violations;
      (2)    Collects money from parking meters and ticket boxes;
      (3)    Collects money for parking tickets from violators;
      (4)    Sending letters to people who have not paid their fines;
      (5)    Maintains records of broken parking meters and assists in their repair;
      (6)    Reports missing or damaged meters;
      (7)    Maintains parking ticket files; and
      (8)    Works thirty-six hours per week not counting overtime and callouts.
   (g)    Dispatcher. The dispatcher performs the following:
      (1)    Receives complaints in person, by phone, by teletype or by radio;
      (2)    Monitors alarm systems;
      (3)    Dispatches police officers;
      (4)    Dispatches fire and EMS personnel;
      (5)    Operates Police, Fire and EMS radios and maintains radio logs;
      (6)    Maintains complaint cards;
      (7)    Operates LEADS and NCIC teletype system;
      (8)    Sworn in as deputy clerk of Mayor's Court;
      (9)    Swears officers and complainants to affidavits or charges and signs various forms requiring deputy clerk's signature;
      (10)    Collects bond money for Mayor's Court;
      (11)    Maintains teletype and computerized criminal history logs; and
      (12)   Works forty hours per week not counting overtime and callouts.
         (Ord. 10-80. Passed 5-5-80.)