[HISTORY: Adopted by the Village Board of the Village of Grafton as Title 2, Ch. 2.14, of the 1979 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Pursuant to §§ 61.195 and 61.197, Wis. Stats., the Village elects not to be governed by those portions of §§ 61.19 and 61.23, Wis. Stats., relating to the selection and tenure of constable and marshal and hereby abolishes the offices of constable and marshal.
There is created the office of Village Chief of Police, who shall be appointed as the Village Board shall determine by ordinance.
The Chief of Police shall have the powers, privileges and duties of village marshal and village constable under §§ 61.28 and 61.29, Wis. Stats., and shall perform such other duties as may be required by the Village Board.
The Chief shall possess the powers, enjoy the privileges and be subject to the liabilities conferred and imposed by law upon village marshals and constables. He shall cause the public peace to be preserved and see that all laws and ordinances of the Village and state are enforced, and whenever any violation thereof shall come to his knowledge, he shall cause the requisite complaint to be made and see that the evidence is procured for the prosecution of the offender.
The Chief shall obey all lawful written orders of the Village Board.
The Chief of Police shall supervise all personnel of his Department and shall formulate rules and regulations for the discipline, equipment and uniforms of police officers, subject to the approval of the Village Board.
[Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1.01, Code Adoption)]
He shall have the authority to suspend without pay for a period not exceeding 30 days; to demote or remove from employment any police officer for misconduct, incompetence, inefficiency, cowardice, failure to perform duties or to observe rules and regulations of the Department, subject to the right of the aggrieved party to appeal to the Village Board.
It shall be the sole responsibility of the Chief of Police to care for the equipment of the Department.
The Chief shall keep an accurate and complete record of all complaints, arrests, traffic violations, convictions and dispositions of the Department.