Article I Police Regulations
[Ord. No. 357 §1, 5-2-1966]
There is hereby created a Police Department for the City of Oak Grove, Missouri, which shall consist of the Chief of Police, who shall be ex-officio Superintendent of Police and such other Police Officers found by the Board of Aldermen to be necessary for the good government of the City.
[Ord. No. 357 §2, 5-2-1966]
The Chief of Police shall be appointed by the Mayor, with consent and approval of the Board of Aldermen. All other appointments to or promotions within the Department shall be made by the Chief of Police, subject to the approval of the City Administrator.
[Ord. No. 357 §3, 5-2-1966]
The Chief of Police shall be the head of the Department and have supervision over all Officers and members thereof. Following him/her in rank shall be the Officers and Policemen in order of seniority.
[Ord. No. 357 §4, 5-2-1966]
The Chief of Police shall be the keeper of the City Jail when one be provided and shall have custody of all persons incarcerated therein. He/she shall keep such records and make such reports concerning the activities of his/her Department as may be required by Statute or by the Board of Aldermen. The Chief shall be responsible for the performance by the Police Department of its functions and all persons who are members of the Police Department shall serve subject to the orders of the Chief of Police.
[Ord. No. 357 §5, 5-2-1966]
It shall be the duty of the members of the Police Department to see to the enforcement of all of the ordinances of the City and all Statutes applicable therein and to preserve order and prevent infractions of the law and arrest violators thereof.
[Ord. No. 357 §7, 5-2-1966]
It shall be the duty of every member of the Police Department to conduct himself/herself in a proper and law abiding manner at all times and to avoid the use of unnecessary force. Each member of the Department shall obey the orders and directions of his/her superior.
[Ord. No. 357 §8, 5-2-1966]
Every member of the Police Department shall appear as witness whenever this is necessary in a prosecution for a violation of an ordinance or of any State or Federal law. No such member shall retain any witness fee for service as witness in any action or suit to which the City is a party and fees paid for such services shall be turned over to the Chief who shall deposit the same with the City Treasurer.
[Ord. No. 357 §15, 5-2-1966]
With the consent of the Board of Aldermen, the Chief of Police may enter into cooperative agreements with other political subdivisions of the State.