[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Weyauwega 5-21-2001 by Ord. No. 2001-01 as Title 5, Ch. 1 of the 2001 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Emergency management — See Ch. 43.
The Weyauwega Police Department shall consist of a Chief of Police and such other officers and assistants as from time to time may be employed by the City Council, pursuant to the provisions of this Code of Ordinances.
There shall be kept by the Department a suitable record in which shall be entered the name of every person arrested in the City, the name of the person making the arrest, the date and cause of the arrest, the court from which the warrant was issued, the disposition made of the case, the amount of fine and costs paid and to whom paid, bond posted, and all complaints in full. The Chief of Police shall submit a monthly written report to the City Council.
Every member of the Police Department shall:
Familiarize himself/herself with the ordinances of the City and the statutes and attend to the enforcement of such ordinances by all lawful means.
Help prevent crimes, misdemeanors and violations of City ordinances and protect the health, safety, public peace and order of the City and its inhabitants.
Report all street obstructions, unlighted streetlamps, unlawful street signs or signals, and defective or dangerous streets to the appropriate person or organization responsible for their repair or service.
Maintain order at the scene of a fire or any other fire response within the City.
See that the necessary permits and licenses issued by the state or City are in the possession of or properly displayed by any person engaged in an activity or business within the City for which such permit or license is required and that the terms of such permits or licenses are complied with.
Perform such other lawful duties as ordered by the Chief of Police or his/her authorized representative.
Duties. In addition to the duties imposed upon him/her elsewhere in this Code of Ordinances, the Chief of Police shall:
Have command of the Police Department on administrative matters, subject to the general direction of the Mayor, pursuant to the Wisconsin Statutes.
Cause to be maintained accurate records of complaints, crimes, traffic accidents, ordinance violations, arrests, summons, incidents, and calls for police service and shall provide a system of periodic summary and analysis to ensure the most efficient and effective deployment and use of the Department's resources. He/she shall submit or cause to be submitted to the various agencies such reports and summaries as are required by state statutes or ordinances and shall participate in voluntary programs designed to improve law enforcement and public safety.
Submit such reports and/or information and comply with such policies as may be prescribed by the Council.
Have exclusive control of the assignment, hours of duty, and transfer of all members of the Department.
Plan, organize, staff, direct, and control all of the human and material resources of the Department for the most effective and efficient discharge of its duty to protect persons and property, preserve the peace, protect the rights of citizens and enforce the Wisconsin Statutes and the ordinances of the City as are within its jurisdiction. The Chief of Police shall supervise the preparation and presentation of annual reports and budgets for the Police Department. The Chief of Police shall be required to certify to the correctness of all bills incurred by the Department.
Strive to maintain suitable, productive relationships with other City departments and with other governmental agencies and private organizations concerned with law enforcement, crime prevention, administration of justice and public safety. The Chief of Police shall cooperate and exchange information with other City departments in matters relating to their various functions.
Plan and execute programs designed to prevent and repress crime, apprehend and prosecute offenders, recover property, and regulate noncriminal conduct, giving highest priority in the allocation of resources to crimes and other offenses most hazardous to life and property.
Custody of Department equipment. The Chief of Police shall be the custodian of all City property, equipment and supplies under the control of, or used by, the Police Department and shall be responsible for the care, maintenance, safeguarding and accurate records of such property, equipment, and supplies.
Custody of Department property. The Chief of Police shall be the custodian of all property and be responsible for the safekeeping, lawful disposition and accurate record of the same. The Chief of Police shall see that all property is returned to its lawful owner or otherwise disposed of according to the applicable statutes.
The Chief of Police shall cause to be maintained adequate personnel records of employment, assignment, promotions, attendance, performance and training for all members of the Department. The Chief of Police shall also comply with all provisions of the Law Enforcement Standards Board in regard to background investigations. The Chief of Police shall keep himself/herself adequately informed of the activities of the Department and be assured that the duties of his/her subordinates are properly discharged. The Chief of Police shall formulate procedures for recognizing outstanding performance by Department members, for investigating complaints of misconduct by any Department member and for taking appropriate disciplinary action subject to the provisions of the applicable statutes and rules of the Department.
All persons in the City, when called upon by any police officer or peace officer, shall promptly aid and assist him/her in the execution of his/her duties, and whoever shall neglect or refuse to give such aid or assistance shall be subject to the general penalty as provided in § 1-3 of this Code.
Editor’s Note: Former § 119-7, Police Commission; appointment of Chief of Police, as amended, which immediately followed, was repealed 9-22-2014 by Ord. No. 2014-1.