Article II. Organization, Rules and Regulations

2.08.120 Policies—Emergency assistance.


The council shall have full power to prescribe any and all such policies, rules and regulations for law enforcement as shall be recommended by the standing committee in charge thereof.


In cases of emergency, the members of council may assist the department and lend their presence to the authority of the city, but shall leave the actual directing of operation to the chief of police.

(Ord. O-10-93 § 4 (part), 1993; prior code § 2-2-41)

2.08.130 Publishing of procedures.

A compilation of the rules of procedure and rules of conduct plus a list of the shifts and officers in charge shall be made by the chief of police or commander and posted in a conspicuous place within headquarters. This list shall be kept current.

(Ord. O-10-93 § 4 (part), 1993; prior code § 2-2-42)

2.08.140 Collection and disposition of fines.

The clerk of court, under the direction of the chief of police, shall collect all fines and daily pay over the same to the clerk-treasurer, taking a receipt therefor.

(Ord. O-10-93 § 4 (part), 1993; prior code § 2-2-43)

2.08.150 Orders and communications.


All orders, directions and communications shall be in accordance with the chain of command. No police officer shall be given an order except by his immediate superior unless there is a recognized emergency and the superior officer is absent or unavailable.


All orders shall be in writing, signed by the chief of police, and filed with the department.


No member of council shall entertain any communication from the department unless the superior officer of the author shall have seen the communication or shall have given his permission for the transmittal thereof.

(Ord. O-10-93 § 4 (part), 1993; prior code § 2-2-44)

2.08.160 Chief of police.

The chief of police peremptorily may suspend any police officer for neglect of duty, disobedience of orders, or violation of any law or ordinance, but within twenty-four hours shall report the suspension and the reasons therefor to city administrator. The administrator may affirm or revoke the suspension, or may discharge the officer.

(Ord. O-10-93 § 4 (part), 1993; prior code § 2-2-45)

2.08.170 Personal appearance.


Each police officer on duty shall maintain an appearance of neatness, cleanliness and dignity. His hair shall be trimmed neatly, his face shaved or facial hair neatly trimmed, his body clean, and his nails pared.


Each police officer shall be in such uniform as his duties dictate and in keeping with the provisions of the department and shall keep his uniform clean, pressed and in good repair, his metal and shoes cleaned and polished, and his firearms and equipment clean and in good working order.

(Ord. O-10-93 § 4 (part), 1993; prior code § 2-2-46)

2.08.180 Drinking on duty.

No police officer on duty shall partake of any drink of any kind which shall contain alcohol or other intoxicating liquors.

(Ord. O-10-93 § 4 (part), 1993; prior code § 2-2-47)

2.08.190 General demeanor.

Each member of the police department shall conduct himself in a quiet and orderly manner and with a deliberate and efficient determination of enforcing the laws and ordinances of the city.

(Ord. O-10-93 § 4 (part), 1993; prior code § 2-2-48)

2.08.200 Off-duty conduct.

While off-duty, police officers shall conduct themselves in such manner as to command the respect of the city. They shall wear no uniform or part thereof while off duty, without prior written permission of the chief of police.

(Ord. O-10-93 § 4 (part), 1993; prior code § 2-2-49)

2.08.210 Discussion of activities.

Police officers shall not discuss the activities of the department with the general public, nor shall they publicly discuss the employees of the department or the city. Officers having complaints should make them to the chief of police.

(Ord. O-10-93 § 4 (part), 1993; prior code § 2-2-50)