Any regular member of the police department shall have power and authority, and it shall be his duty, in the village to serve and execute warrants and other processes for the apprehension and commitment of persons charged with the violation of any village ordinance or any crime, misdemeanor or offense against the peace of the state or the village or held for examination or trial, or taken on execution for the commission of any crime, misdemeanor or violation of any law or ordinance of the village. While serving or executing or assisting in the service or execution of any such warrant or process, he shall be vested with and have all the powers and authority conferred on constables by the common laws and laws of the state. (1976 Code §11-7)