Village of Blue Mounds, WI
Dane County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Village Board of the Village of Blue Mounds as Ch. 8 of the 2001 Village Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Peace and good order — See Ch. See Ch. 263.
[Amended 3-14-2007 by Ord. No. A-187.1]
The Police Department of the Village of Blue Mounds ("Department") shall consist of the Officer in Charge and such other police officers as the Village Board may prescribe from time to time by ordinance or resolution.
[Amended 3-14-2007 by Ord. No. A-187.1]
The Officer in Charge and other police officers shall be reviewed and recommended for hiring or promotion by the Personnel Committee subject to approval of the Village Board. The Personnel Committee shall have full authority to demote, suspend, demote and suspend, or remove from the force any officer of the Department, including the Officer in Charge, subject to the right of such officer to appeal to the Police Disciplinary Committee.
[Amended 3-14-2007 by Ord. No. A-187.1]
The Officer in Charge and all police officers of the Village shall possess the powers, enjoy the privileges and be subject to the liabilities conferred and imposed by law on Village marshals and constables, shall preserve the public peace, and enforce the laws and ordinances of the state and Village. Every officer of the Police Department shall have full power and authority and it shall be the officer's duty to:
A. 
Arrest with or without process all persons in the Village engaged in any disturbance of the peace or violating any law or ordinance of the state or Village or aiding or abetting in such violation and take all such persons in charge and confine them and within a reasonable time bring them before the proper court to be dealt with according to law.
B. 
Know and understand the ordinances of the Village and laws of the state and enforce such laws and ordinances by all lawful means.
C. 
Help prevent crimes, misdemeanors and violations of Village ordinances and protect the health, safety, public peace and order of the Village and its inhabitants.
D. 
Report all street and sidewalk obstructions, unlighted street lamps, unlawful street signs or signals and defective or dangerous streets and sidewalks to the Director of Public Works.
E. 
Assist the Fire Department in maintaining order at the scene of a fire.
F. 
See that the necessary permits and licenses issued by the proper authority of the state or Village are in the possession of or properly displayed by any person engaged in an activity or business within the Village for which such permit or license is required and that the terms of such permits or licenses are complied with.
G. 
The Officer in Charge and other police officers shall follow all directions and policies set forth by the Personnel Committee and the Village Board. In situations or on subjects where no policy or direction has been set forth, the Chairperson of the Personnel Committee shall be the person to give directions to the Officer in Charge and other police officers, or, in his/her absence, such direction may be given by the Village President or designee.
[Amended 3-14-2007 by Ord. No. A-187.1]
A. 
Appointment. See §§ 51-3 and 59-2 of the Village Code.
B. 
Duties. In addition to the duties imposed by § 59-3, the Officer in Charge:
(1) 
Shall keep in the office a record of all arrests made by members of the Department, traffic tickets issued, the dates, hours and places thereof, names of persons arrested, arresting officers, offenses charged, complaints filed, actions taken and results.
(2) 
Shall be on duty commensurate with his/her duties and as required by the Personnel Committee and Village Board.
(3) 
Shall submit a written monthly or annual report to the Personnel Committee of all activities and transactions of the Department during the preceding month or year as may be required.
(4) 
Shall obey all lawful orders of the Personnel Committee and Board.
(5) 
Shall cause the public peace to be preserved and see that all laws and ordinances of the Village and state are enforced, and upon any violation thereof, shall cause the requisite complaint to be made and see that the evidence is procured for the successful prosecution of the offender or offenders.
(6) 
Subject to oversight by the Village Board and Personnel Committee, shall administer the budget and expenses for the Department.
(7) 
Subject to oversight by the Village Board and Personnel Committee, shall perform other administrative and managerial duties necessary to operate the Department, such as but not limited to, scheduling officers, making staffing and training recommendations, and maintaining, managing and delivering reports, files and evidence as required by law.
(8) 
Shall supervise the other officers in the Department.
(9) 
Shall be supervised by and report to the Personnel Committee.
C. 
Powers. The Officer in Charge shall have command of the police force of the Village of Blue Mounds and shall have custody, care and control of the property and equipment of the Department. The Officer in Charge shall have full control and direction of all law enforcement activities within the Village, subject to the approval and direction of the Personnel Committee.
It shall be the duty of all persons in the Village, when called upon by any police officer or peace officer, to promptly aid and assist him in the execution of his duties and whoever shall neglect or refuse to give such aid or assistance shall be subject to a penalty as provided in § 1-3 of the Village Code.
A. 
Definition. As used in this section, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
CIVIL DEFENSE
The preparation for and the carrying out of all emergency functions other than functions for which the military forces are primarily responsible, to minimize and repair injury and damage resulting from disaster caused by enemy attack, sabotage or other hostile action or by fire, flood or other natural causes.
B. 
Civil Defense Director.
(1) 
Appointment. The Civil Defense Director shall be appointed as set forth in § 51-3C of the Village Code.
(2) 
Duties and powers. The Director shall be the executive head of the Village Civil Defense organization and shall have direct responsibility for the organization, administration and operation of the organization, subject to the direction and control of the Village President and the Village Board. In addition to such powers and responsibilities as may be imposed on him from time to time by the Village Board, he shall have the authority and it shall be his duty to:
(a) 
Coordinate all activities for civil defense within the Village.
(b) 
Maintain liaison and cooperate with civil defense agencies and organizations of other political subdivisions and of the state and federal government.
(c) 
Participate in county and state civil defense activities upon request.
(d) 
Prepare a comprehensive general plan for the civil defense of the Village and present such plan to the Village Board for approval.
(e) 
Subject to the approval of the Village Board, enter into mutual aid agreements with other political subdivisions and file copies of any such agreements with the State Director of Civil Defense.
(f) 
Upon the declaration of an emergency, issue all necessary proclamations as to the existence of such state of emergency and such disaster warnings or alerts as shall be required in the civil defense plan.
C. 
Utilization of existing services and facilities. In preparing and executing the civil defense plan, the Director shall utilize the services, equipment, supplies and facilities of the existing departments and agencies of the Village to the maximum extent practicable. When the Village Board has approved the plan, it shall be the duty of all municipal agencies and departments of the Village to perform the duties and functions assigned by the approved plan.
D. 
Declaration of emergencies. The civil defense organization shall take action in accordance with the civil defense plan only after the declaration of an emergency and issuance of official disaster warnings. Declaration of emergency shall be made by the Governor, the Village Board, the Village President or, in his absence, by the Director. Such state of emergency shall continue until terminated by the issuing authority, provided that any declaration not issued by the Governor may be terminated by the Village Board.
E. 
Emergency regulations. Whenever necessary to meet a civil defense emergency for which adequate regulations have not been adopted by the Village Board, the Village President and, in his absence, the Director of Civil Defense, may proclaim, promulgate and enforce orders, rules and regulations relating to the conduct of persons and the use of property which are necessary to protect the public peace, health and safety, and preserve lives and property, and to insure cooperation in civil defense activities. Such proclamations shall be posted in three public places and may be rescinded by resolution of the Village Board.
F. 
Obstruction of defense organization; penalty. No person shall willfully obstruct, hinder or delay any member of the civil defense organization in the enforcement of any order, rule, regulation or plan issued pursuant to this section or violate any order, rule, regulation or plan issued pursuant to the authority contained in this section. Any person who shall violate any provision of this section shall upon conviction thereof be subject to a penalty as provided in § 1-3 of the Village Code.