Village of Cottage Grove, WI
Dane County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Village Board of the Village of Cottage Grove 11-3-2014 by Ord. No. 10-2014.[1] Amendments noted where applicable.]
Boards, committees and commissions — See Ch. 12.
Ethics Code — See Ch. 13.
Village Board — See Ch. 94.
Editor's Note: This ordinance also repealed, effective 12-31-2014, former Ch. 54, Law Enforcement Department, adopted 7-2-1984 as Ch. 4 of the 1984 Code. This recreated Ch. 54 is effective 1-1-2015.
There is hereby created a Police Department for the Village of Cottage Grove.
A Village Law Enforcement Committee is created pursuant to amended § 12-4 of the Cottage Grove Municipal Code.
Enumerated. The Police Department shall consist of the Chief of Police and such police officers as the Village may prescribe by ordinance or resolution.
Salary; collection of fees. The Chief and the police officers shall receive a salary fixed by the Village and shall not be entitled to any other compensation. All fees, bail deposits and other special remuneration or funds collected or received by the Department or any officers thereof shall be deposited with the Clerk-Treasurer of the Village not less than monthly.
Appointment and removal. The Chief and police officers shall be selected, promoted, disciplined, suspended and removed according to the manner described in Wisconsin Statutes s. 62.13.
The Chief of Police shall have general supervision over and be responsible for the performance of the Police Department.
The Village President/Law Enforcement Committee shall provide direction/authority to the Chief for policy issues and the Village Administrator shall provide direction/authority for day-to-day operations.
He or she 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 comes to his or her knowledge, shall cause the requisite complaint to be made and see that the evidence is procured for the successful prosecution of the offender.
He or she shall exercise supervisory control over all Department personnel and may adopt, subject to the approval of the Law Enforcement Committee/Village Board rules and regulations for the government, discipline, equipment and uniforms of police officers.
He or she shall be solely responsible for the care and condition of the equipment used by the Department.
He or she shall keep an accurate and complete record of all complaints, arrests, traffic violations, convictions and dispositions of the Department.
Each officer of the Department shall possess the powers, enjoy the privileges and be subject to the liabilities conferred and imposed by law and shall preserve the public peace and enforce the laws and ordinances of the state and Village subject to the orders, rules and regulations of the Chief.
The Chief of Police and any police officers shall arrest any person in the Village found in the act of violating any law or ordinance of the Village or state or aiding or abetting in such violation; and they shall arrest without warrant any person whom they have reasonable grounds to believe has violated any law or ordinance and who will not be apprehended unless immediately arrested, shall take any arrested person in charge and confine him or her and shall within a reasonable time bring such person before the court having jurisdiction thereof to be dealt with according to law.
Any person who shall violate any provision of this chapter or any regulation, rule or order made hereunder shall be subject to a penalty as provided in Chapter 1, General Provisions, § 1-19, of this Municipal Code.