[CC 1975 §2-140]
There is hereby established a Police Department consisting of a Chief of Police and such Police Officers as the Board of Aldermen may provide.
[CC 1975 §2-141]
The salaries of the members of the Police Department shall be prescribed by the Board of Aldermen.
[CC 1975 §2-142]
The members of the Police Department shall serve at the pleasure of the Board of Aldermen and may, for cause, be removed at any time.
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 of the boundaries of such municipality. The Chief of Police and Police Officers shall be conservators of the peace and shall be active and vigilant in the preservation of good order within the City.
[Ord. No. 615 §1, 6-12-1986]
No person shall be employed or appointed as a Peace Officer and possessed of the duty and power to enforce the general criminal laws or ordinances of this City unless he/she has been certified by the Director of the Department of Public Safety as provided in Chapter 590, RSMo.