[R.O. 2008 §200.010; Ord. No. 345 §1, 7-18-1983]
There is hereby established in the City of Ironton, Missouri, a Police Department, which shall consist of a Chief of Police, Sergeant and such other Police Officers as the Mayor and Board of Aldermen may, from time to time, determine to be necessary for the proper and efficient protection of the property and inhabitants of this City.
[R.O. 2008 §200.020; Ord. No. 345 §2, 7-18-1983]
The Chief of Police shall be appointed from time to time by the Mayor, with the consent and approval of a majority of the members of the Board of Aldermen, and shall serve at the will of the Mayor and said members of the Board of Aldermen. The Sergeant and all other Police Officers shall be appointed from time to time by the Mayor, upon the recommendation of the Chief of Police and the consent and approval of a majority of the members of the Board of Aldermen, and shall serve at the will of the Mayor and Board of Aldermen. Each Policeman, before entering upon the discharge of his/her duties, shall take and subscribe the oath of office required of City Officers.
[R.O. 2008 §200.090; Ord. No. 419 §§1 — 5, 6-8-1992; Ord. No. 471 §§1 — 6, 10-13-1997]
Any Police Officer of this City who is certified pursuant to Chapter 590, RSMo., shall have the authority to respond to an emergency situation outside the boundaries of this City pursuant to Section 70.820, RSMo. Before a Police Officer shall have the authority to respond to an emergency situation outside the boundaries of the City from which the officer's authority is derived pursuant to Section 70.820, RSMo., the authority shall be first authorized by ordinance, order, or other ruling by the governing body of the political subdivision from which the officer derives such officer's authority and by the governing body of the political subdivision in which the emergency situation is alleged to be occurring.
Definitions. The following words or terms, when used in this Section, shall have the definitions set out herein:
- EMERGENCY SITUATION
- 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 such officer's 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 officer making the response or in the discretion of an officer or governmental officer of the political subdivision in which the emergency situation is alleged to be occurring.
- To take any and all action which the officer may lawfully take as if exercising his/her powers within his/her own jurisdiction.
In addition to the powers prescribed in Subsections 1 and 5 of Section 70.820, RSMo., Section 544.216, RSMo., and any other arrest powers, a Law Enforcement Officer or Federal Law Enforcement Officer, as defined in Subsection 8 of this section, 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.
Peace Officers commissioned by the Cities of Arcadia and Pilot Knob which have completed the basic training program required by Chapter 590, RSMo., are hereby authorized to respond to emergency situations within the City of Ironton, provided that such authority is granted on a reciprocal basis by those respective cities to the Police Officers of this City.
No Police Officer of this City shall be required by reasons of this Section to leave this City to respond to an emergency situation, but said officer shall use his/her discretion and good judgment with regard to leaving this City to respond to an emergency situation. Police Officers shall not leave the citizens of this City with inadequate police protection or be absent for extended periods of time; responses to emergency situations beyond the corporate limits of this City shall be in aid of and to assist authorities with competent jurisdiction in the area in which the emergency situation is located.
Every response to an emergency situation outside the corporate limits of this City shall be reported by the Chief of Police to the Mayor, with an explanation of the reasons for the response.
[R.O. 2008 §200.100; Ord. No. 432 §1, 9-13-1993]
All newly hired Police Officers for the City of Ironton, Missouri, whether they be full-time, part-time or Reserve Officers, shall be required to have no more or less than one hundred twenty (120) hours of training for certification by the Missouri Department of Public Safety. Such newly hired Police Officers shall have a period of one (1) year after appointment to be certified by the Missouri Department of Public Safety. Nothing contained within this Section shall be construed as to prevent or discourage a Police Officer for the City of Ironton, Missouri, from obtaining more than the minimum requirement of one hundred twenty (120) hours of training.