Wright City, MO
Warren County
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Section 200.010 Size of Police Force.

[CC §200.010; Ord. No. 4, 8-16-1954]
The Police Department of the City may be appointed in such numbers, for such times and in such manner as may be prescribed by ordinance.

Section 200.020 Police Powers.

The Police Chief and Policemen duly appointed, shall have those powers granted to Police Officers of a Fourth Class City by the State of Missouri.

Section 200.030 Compensation of Policemen.

[CC §200.040; Ord. No. 6, 3-12-1964]
Each Police Officer shall receive such compensation for his services as is set forth in appropriate ordinances.

Section 200.040 Removal of Nuisance.

[CC §200.060; Ord. No. 6, 3-12-1964]
The Police shall remove or cause to be abated any nuisance found within the City.

Section 200.050 Police Chief.

[CC §200.090; Ord. No. 6, 3-12-1964; Ord. No. 76, 2-17-1972]
The Police Chief shall be appointed by the Mayor with the advice and consent of the Board. Within fifteen (15) days after his appointment, and before entering upon the discharge of the duties of his office, the Chief of Police shall execute and deliver a good and sufficient bond to the City in the amount of five hundred dollars ($500.00), conditioned as required in Section 110.020 and filed with the City Clerk.

Section 200.060 Police Chief To Attend Board Meetings.

[CC §200.110; Ord. No. 6, 3-12-1964]
The Police Chief shall attend all meetings of the Board of Aldermen in person or by deputy, wait upon the Board while in session and strictly obey all orders and mandates of the Board.

Section 200.070 Police Chief To Attend Board of Health.

[CC §200.130; Ord. No. 6, 3-12-1964]
The Police Chief shall attend all meetings of the City's Board of Health in person or by deputy, wait upon the Board while in session and strictly obey all orders and mandates of the said Board.

Section 200.080 Monthly and Annual Police Reports.

[CC §200.140; Ord. No. 6, 3-12-1964]
It shall be the duty of the Chief of Police to submit his monthly reports with receipts attached, for each monthly settlement with the Treasurer, at each regular meeting of the Board of Aldermen; at which time said Board shall allow him a warrant for his salary for services rendered by him during such months; and at the first meeting of the Board in April of each year, he shall make a full and detailed report of all fines or other monies by him collected during the preceding year, stating when the same were collected, from whom, the amount, how disposed of, the balance remaining in his hands and to whom the same is due.

Section 200.090 Policemen.

[CC §200.150; Ord. No. 6, 3-12-1964]
The Chief of Police may appoint one (1) or more Policemen with the approval, of the Mayor and Board, and every such appointment, with the oath of office endorsed thereon, shall be filed with the City Clerk for safekeeping; and said Policemen shall after taking the oath of office, possess all the powers, and may perform any and all the duties of the Chief.

Section 200.100 Police Supervision Over Streets and Sidewalks.

[CC §200.160; Ord. No. 6, 3-12-1964]
The Police Department shall see that the streets are kept free from all encumbrances that may inconvenience the public. The Police shall also give special attention to the sidewalks and footways of the City, and when they have knowledge of a break or hole in any bridge or sidewalk under exclusive charge of the City or dangerous or defective condition thereof, embracing those around churches or other public property, street or alley crossings and those around public squares shall be reported at once to the Board of Aldermen.

Section 200.110 Notifying Householders of Defective Sidewalks.

[CC §200.170; Ord. No. 6, 3-12-1964]
When any citizen shall notify the Police, or the Police has knowledge of a break or hole in any sidewalk or dangerous or defective condition thereof in front or alongside of any store, shop, dwelling or alongside of any property in the City, the Police shall at once notify the owner, occupier or agent to repair such walk which may be defective in front of or alongside of property owned or occupied by them, or of which they are agents, under penalty of this Code.

Section 200.120 Excessive Force During Non-Violent Civil Rights Demonstrations Prohibited.

[Ord. No. 274 Art. I — II, 4-28-1994]
A. 
The City hereby adopts and will enforce a policy prohibiting the use of excessive force by law enforcement agencies within its jurisdiction against any individual engaged in non-violent civil rights demonstrations. The City also prohibits the physical barring of any entrance or exit to such a facility.
B. 
Violation and Penalty.
1. 
Any person found to be violating any provision of this Section shall be served by the City with written notice stating the nature of the violation.
2. 
Any person guilty of this violation shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, and on conviction thereof shall be fined in the amount not exceeding one hundred dollars ($100.00) for each violation. Each day in which any such violation shall continue shall be deemed a separate offense.
3. 
Any person violating any of the provisions of this Section shall become liable to the City for any expense, loss or damage occasioned the City by reason of such violation.

Section 200.125 Regulating and Providing For Licensing of Emergency Alarm Systems.

[Ord. No. 430 §1, 8-14-2003]
A. 
Definitions. For the purpose of this Section, the following words shall have the meanings respectively ascribed to them:
ALARM EQUIPMENT SUPPLIER
Any person, firm or corporation that sells or leases and/or installs emergency alarm systems in the City of Wright City, Missouri.
ALARM USER
The resident or commercial establishment protected by an emergency alarm system.
AUTOMATIC DIALING DEVICE
An electrically operated instrument composed of sensory apparatus and related hardware which automatically sends over regular telephone lines, by direct connection or otherwise, a pre-recorded voice alarm upon receipt of a stimulus from the sensory apparatus that has detected a physical force or condition inherently characteristic of a fire or unauthorized intrusion.
EMERGENCY ALARM
Any device which, when actuated by a criminal act, fire, unauthorized intrusion or other emergency, transmits a pre-recorded message or other signal by telephone, radio or other means to a central station, modified central station, licensed answering service.
FALSE ALARM
Any emergency alarm which is actuated by inadvertence, negligence or unintentional act to which the Police Department responds, including alarms caused by the malfunction of the alarm system, except that the following shall not be considered false alarms:
1. 
Alarms caused by an act of God such as earthquakes, flood, windstorm, thunder or lightning.
2. 
Alarms caused by an attempted illegal entry of which there is visible evidence.
3. 
Alarms intentionally caused by the resident acting under a sincere belief that a need exists to call the Police Department.
B. 
Signaling Devices And Automatic Dialing Devices. All automatic dialing devices shall be installed on a separate telephone line. No such devices shall be keyed to any telephone line of the Wright City Police Department.
C. 
Local Alarms.
1. 
Limits on operation. All emergency alarm systems equipped with any exterior sound-producing device including, but not limited to, gongs, buzzers, sirens, bells or horns shall be equipped with a time device which limits the operation of such exterior sound-producing device to fifteen (15) minutes, except that commercial installations shall be allowed thirty (30) minutes.
D. 
Emergency Alarm Installations.
1. 
Operational requirements. All emergency alarm systems shall be subject to the following operational requirements:
a. 
The sensory mechanism used in connection with such alarms must be adjusted to the degree reasonably possible to suppress false indications of fire or intrusion so that alarms will not be actuated by natural phenomena including, but not limited to, transient pressure change in water pipes, short flashes of light, wind noises or exterior pressure change such as rattling or vibration of windows or sonic booms and vehicular noise adjacent to the installation.
b. 
The alarm user shall be responsible for maintaining the system in good repair to assure reliability of operation.
c. 
The alarm user shall also be responsible for seeing that the system is not misused.
E. 
False Alarms Service Charge.
1. 
There will be no charge for the response of the Police Department to the first (1st) and second (2nd) false alarms during each calendar year. All subsequent false alarms during such year to which the Wright City Police Department responds shall result in the following service charges to the alarm user:
a. 
Twenty-five dollars ($25.00) for third (3rd) such false alarm;
b. 
Fifty dollars ($50.00) for the fourth (4th) such false alarm; and
c. 
Seventy-five dollars ($75.00) for each additional false alarm within such year.
2. 
Refusal to pay any fee service charge or penalty charged by the City within a period of thirty (30) days shall be considered a violation of this Section.
F. 
Non-Liability Of District. The City shall not be liable for any defects in operation of automatic dialing devices and signal line systems, for any failure or neglect to respond appropriately upon receipt of an alarm from such a source, nor for the failure or neglect of any person with a license issued pursuant to this Section. In the event that the City finds it necessary to disconnect an emergency alarm system, the City shall incur no liability by such action.