Article I Generally
Article II Unclaimed Property
The Mayor with the approval of a majority of the members of the Board of Aldermen shall appoint a Chief of Police who shall perform all duties required of the Marshal by law and any other Police Officers found by the Board of Aldermen to be necessary for the good government of the City. The Chief of Police shall be twenty-one (21) years of age or older.
[CC 2001 §200.020; Ord. No. 1284 §1, 9-14-2006]
The Police of the City may be appointed in such numbers, for such times and in such manner as may be prescribed by ordinance. They shall have power to serve and execute all warrants, subpoenas, writs or other process and to make arrests in the same manner as the Chief of Police. They may exercise such powers in areas leased or owned by the municipality outside the boundaries of such municipality. The Chief of Police and Policemen shall be conservators of the peace and shall be active and vigilant in the preservation of good order within the City.
The Chief of Police, in his/her discretion, may utilize reserve officers and other volunteers depending on the need of the department and the effective use of such volunteer services. Any reserve officers or other volunteers utilized by the Police Department shall not be considered employees of the City and shall not receive compensation.
The Board of Aldermen of the City may by ordinance enter into a contract or agreement with any other political subdivision for the provision of police services by one political subdivision to another on request as provided for in Section 70.815, RSMo. The terms "Chief of Police", "Police", "Police Officer" and "Police Department", as used herein, shall refer to Law Enforcement Officers of the contracting entity.
[CC 2001 §200.040; Ord. No. 873 §§1 — 4, 7-14-1988]
All Peace Officers employed by the City of Edmundson who have completed the basic police training program as promulgated by Chapter 590, RSMo., shall have the authority to respond to an emergency situation outside the boundaries of the City of Edmundson.
As used in this Section, "emergency situation" means any situation in which the Police Officer has a reasonable belief that a crime is about to be committed, is being committed, or has been committed involving injury or threat of injury to any person, property, or governmental interest and his/her response is reasonably necessary to prevent or end such emergency situation or mitigate the likelihood of injury involved in such emergency situation. The determination of the existence of any emergency situation shall be in the discretion of the Peace Officer making the response or in the discretion of a Peace Officer or governmental officer of the political subdivision in which the emergency situation is alleged to be occurring.
As used in this Section, "response" shall mean to take any and all actions which the Peace Officer may lawfully take as if exercising his/her powers within the City of Edmundson.
The City of Edmundson also authorizes Peace Officers meeting the above requirement who are employed by the City of St. Ann or by the City of Woodson Terrace to respond to emergency situations alleged to be occurring within the City of Edmundson.
In addition to the emergency response powers prescribed in Subsection (A) of this Section, any Peace Officer who has completed the basic peace training program pursuant to Chapter 590, RSMo., may arrest persons who violate any provision of State law.
In addition to the powers prescribed in Subsections (A) and (E) of this Section, Section 544.216, RSMo., and any other arrest powers, a Law Enforcement Officer, may arrest on view, and without a warrant, at any place within this State, any person the officer sees asserting physical force or using forcible compulsion for the purpose of causing or creating a substantial risk of death or serious physical injury to any person or any person the officer sees committing a dangerous felony as defined in Section 556.061, RSMo. Any such action shall be deemed to be within the scope of the officer's employment.
[CC 2001 §200.050; Ord. No. 1103 §§1 — 4, 2-11-1999]
The Chief of Police shall implement and maintain such policies, procedures and general orders governing the functioning of the Police Department.
The policies and general orders shall cover the role and responsibility of the department, personnel, administrative matters, property and materials, field operations, investigative process, information systems, communication systems, and support systems.
Nothing in this Section shall prevent the Police Chief or Board from adopting additional regulations which may become necessary to adopt from time to time.
In the event that any portion of the policies and general orders are in conflict with an ordinance of the City of Edmundson, any Statute of the State of Missouri, or any Federal Statute or constitutional provisions, then the ordinance, Statute or constitutional provisions shall prevail over the policies and general orders.
[CC 2001 §200.060; Ord. No. 545 §§1, 4 — 5, 4-14-1977; Ord. No. 579 §1, 4-13-1978]
Cataloguing And Keeping By Police Department. All unclaimed property other than money or cash coming into the possession of the Police Department from any source whatever and having any value shall be properly marked or catalogued so as to show its source and date of its receipt and shall be kept and disposed of as provided in this Section.
Annual Sale, Notice Of Sale Of Unclaimed Property In Possession Of The Police Department — Disposition And Sale Of All Such Property No Longer Used, Needed Or In Service By The City Of Edmundson. A date to be established by the Board of Aldermen at the April regular Board meeting for a public auction during the month of June of each year for the sale of all property which has remained unclaimed for more than one (1) year, and the owner of which is unknown, shall be sold at public auction by the Chief of Police and/or his/her assistant at a suitable place at the City Hall. Any and all property no longer used, needed or in service by the City of Edmundson may also be included in said auction. Ten (10) days' notice of such sale shall be published in a newspaper of general circulation in the City. Such notice shall be published not more than three (3) weeks prior to the date of sale.
Disposition Of Revenues From Sale, Destruction Of Unsold Items. All money received from the sale of unclaimed property in possession of the Police Department and/or City property shall be turned over to the City Treasurer to be deposited in the General Revenue Fund of such City. All unclaimed property in the possession of the Police Department, and property owned by the City of Edmundson for which no bid has been received, shall be destroyed by the Chief of Police and/or his/her assistant and City Treasurer in the presence of one (1) member of the Police Department and one (1) Alderman and a certificate of such destruction, signed by the Chief of Police and/or his/her assistant, Alderman, Treasurer and Police Officer present, shall be filed with the City Clerk.
Disposition Of Unclaimed Money. All money or cash coming into the possession of the Police Department from any source whatever which has remained unclaimed and the owner unknown for a period of at least one (1) year shall be turned over to the City Treasurer and a record thereof kept by him/her. Should the ownership of the money or cash be established within a period of five (5) years from the date of its receipt, then the Treasurer shall turn the same over to the owner. After a period of five (5) years it shall become a part of the General Revenue Fund of the City.
Any person claiming to be the owner of any impounded property as provided for herein shall make written application therefore to the Police Department on forms furnished by said department. Such person shall furnish such additional proof as may be required to establish such ownership. If he/she shall present to such department such proof of ownership of the unclaimed property prior to the date of actual sale pursuant to Subsection (B) herein, the property shall be delivered to the owner.