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City of New Richmond Ord. 405

Thursday, June 25, 2009 - 3:52pm

ordinance #405

THE COMMON COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF NEW RICHMOND DOES ORDAIN AS FOLLOWS:

The following section shall be amended as follows:

Sec. 2-59 Chief of Police

The Chief of Police shall have the following duties:

(1) Have command of the Police Department of the City under direction of the Mayor and Common Council;

(2) Have general administration and control of the Department;

(3) Be responsible for the Department's government, efficiency and general good conduct;

(4) Perform all duties prescribed to him by laws of the State and ordinances of the City;

(5) Develop Department policies and procedures subject to the approval of the council;

(6) Maintain Department ethics and discipline;

(7) Delegate special assignments or duties to police officers, and monitor to see that responsibilities are carried out;

(8) Perform all the duties of a police officer during a portion of every regular shift;

(9) Identify and evaluate ideas to achieve more efficient and effective operation;

(10) Prepare Department budget requests and maintains expenditures within approved budgetary levels;

(11) Authorize overtime work for police officers, with supporting justification provided to the Mayor and Common Council, or committee thereof;

(12) Participate in the recruitment, testing and selection of new personnel;

(13) Supervise and participate in the advanced and continuing training of police officers and nonsworn Department employees;

(14) Cooperate with County, State and Federal officials, and other municipal law enforcement agencies;

(15) Make special reports to the Common Council on request; and advise and cooperate with other City departments in matters of public safety;

(16) Submit weekly and annual reports to the Mayor;

(17) Perform other miscellaneous duties as assigned.

This ordinance shall take effect immediately upon passage and publication as provided by law.

Passed and approved: June 8, 2009

Published and effective: June 18, 2009

David Schnitzler, Mayor

ATTEST: Joseph Bjelland, City Clerk/Treasurer

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