There is hereby created the City Police Department. The department shall be supervised by the Chief of Police who shall serve as its director, who shall have complete charge of all of the work of the department, and who shall be responsible for hiring and supervising employees of the department.
There is hereby created the position known as Chief of Police. The Chief of Police shall be appointed by the Mayor, subject to confirmation by the City Council, on the basis of professional experience, education and demonstrated knowledge of accepted practices relating to the duties of the department. The Chief of Police shall be the chief police officer of the city responsible for maintaining the peace of the city.
The Chief of Police shall perform such other duties as the City Council or Mayor may direct or as may be required by law. There is hereby established the position of warrant officer.
The position of warrant officer shall be maintained within the City Police Department. Warrant officers shall not be entitled to death, disability, or retirement benefits pursuant to Chapter The Chief of Police shall establish training requirements consistent with the job description of warrant officer established by the City.
Training requirements must be approved by the Criminal Justice Training Commission.
Process issuing from any court that is directed to the Police Department may be served or enforced by a City warrant officer as authorized and directed by the Chief of Police. Chapter 2.