Village of Saukville, WI
Ozaukee County
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Table of Contents
Table of Contents
[HISTORY: Adopted by the Village Board of the Village of Saukville as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Chief of Police — See Ch. 35, § 35-8.
Fire Chief and Fire Inspector — See Ch. 35, § 35-9.
Fire prevention — See Ch. 101.
Conduct at fires — See Ch. 103.
[Adopted 12-17-1985 by Ord. No. 389 as Secs. 3.01 to 3.06 of the 1985 Code]
The Police Department of the village shall consist of the Chief of Police and such other police officers as the Village Board may prescribe from time to time by ordinance or resolution.
Police officers, other than the Chief, shall be recommended by the Chief, subject to approval of the Village Board. The Chief shall have authority to demote, suspend temporarily or remove from the force any officer of the Department, subject to the right of such officer to appeal such action to the Village Board.
The Chief of Police and all police officers of the village shall possess the powers, enjoy the privileges and be subject to the liabilities conferred and imposed by law on village marshals and constables. Every sworn officer of the Police Department shall have full power and authority and it shall be their duty to:
A. 
Arrest powers. Arrest with or without process all persons in the village found engaged in any disturbance of the peace or violating any law or ordinance of the state or village or aiding or abetting in such violation, and take all such persons in charge and confine them and within a reasonable time bring them before the Circuit Courts of Ozaukee County to be dealt with according to law.
B. 
Enforcement of laws. Familiarize themselves with the ordinances of the village and attend to the enforcement of such ordinances by all lawful means.
C. 
Crime prevention. Help prevent crimes, misdemeanors and violations of the village ordinances and protect the health, safety, public peace and order of the village and its inhabitants.
D. 
Reporting of obstructions. Report all street and sidewalk obstructions, unlighted streetlamps, unlawful street signs or signals and defective or dangerous streets and sidewalks to the Village Administrator.
E. 
Assist Fire Department. Assist the Fire Department in maintaining order at the scene of a fire.
F. 
Enforcement of licensing. See that the necessary permits and licenses issued by the proper authority of the state or village are in the possession of or properly displayed by any person engaged in an activity or business within the village for which such permit or license is required and that the terms of such permits or licenses are complied with.
A. 
Appointment. See § 35-2 of this Code and the Village Personnel Manual.
B. 
Duties. In addition to the duties imposed upon him by § 19-3, the Chief of Police shall have the following duties:
(1) 
He shall keep in his office a record of all arrests made by members of the Department, traffic tickets issued, the dates, hours and places thereof, names of persons arrested, arresting officers, offenses charged, actions taken and results.
(2) 
He shall submit a written monthly report to the Village Board of all activities and transactions of the Department during the preceding month.
C. 
Powers. The Chief shall have command of the police force of the village and shall have custody, care and control of the property and equipment of the Department.
The Village President and Trustees shall have and exercise the powers of peace officers and may summarily suppress any riotous or disorderly conduct in the streets or public places of the village.
A. 
Appointment. The Chief of Police may appoint, from time to time, in accordance with procedures adopted by the Police Department and the Village Board and applicable provisions of the Village Code, such number of personnel as auxiliary police officers as he shall deem necessary, not to exceed 12, who shall serve voluntarily without compensation unless otherwise provided by the Village Board. Auxiliary police officers appointed hereunder shall be designated employees of the village and shall be included under the village's workers' compensation program at a level equivalent to that of a patrolman while on authorized duty as an auxiliary police officer, regardless of actual compensation or lack thereof.
B. 
Eligibility.
(1) 
To become eligible for appointment as an auxiliary police officer, the applicant must meet the following criteria:
(a) 
Be a citizen of the United States.
(b) 
Possess a valid Wisconsin driver's license.
(c) 
Reside or be employed within the village or within 15 miles or a thirty-minute drive from the village.
(d) 
Not have been convicted of a crime within 10 years prior to application.
(e) 
Have attained the age of 18 years.
(f) 
Possess no physical or mental disabilities precluding the performance of duties expected of auxiliary police officers.
(2) 
If there are several applicants with equal qualifications, priority shall be given to those persons who are village residents. The Chief of Police, in the best interests of the Department, may waive any and all provisions of this subsection when such action would accrue to the benefit of the village or the Department.
C. 
Duties. Every auxiliary police officer shall perform those duties assigned by the Chief of Police according to the rules and regulations established therefor in order to assist regularly appointed police officers in the discharge of police duties. These duties shall be assumed in the event of a civil defense emergency being declared by the President of the United States, the Governor of Wisconsin or any other competent authority under statutes in such case made and provided; or in cases of local disorders and disturbances, when assigned by the Chief of Police; and at any other time duties may be assigned to them by the Chief of Police.
D. 
Application for employment. Any person desiring employment as an auxiliary police officer shall file with the Chief of Police or his Department an application upon a form to be supplied to him by the Department. He shall in such application give the information required, sign the application and, by affidavit, swear or affirm that the statements and answers therein contained are true to the best of his knowledge and belief. The applicant shall also, in the manner and at the time and place desired by the Chief of Police or a member of his Department, make an imprint of the thumbs and fingers of both hands. If the Chief of Police or an authorized representative of his Department, from the application or upon investigation, determines that the applicant is eligible under the provisions of this section and the rules and regulations of the Department, for employment as an auxiliary police officer, the applicant shall be eligible for appointment as an auxiliary police officer at the discretion of the Chief of Police.
E. 
Uniforms. Any person employed hereunder who is assigned to duties as an auxiliary police officer shall wear a uniform and badge assigned to him by the Chief of Police, the provision and allowance for which shall be determined by the Village Board.
F. 
Oath. Auxiliary police employees shall swear and subscribe to the same oath as that required of all Saukville police officers.
G. 
Rules. The Chief of Police may prescribe such policies, procedures, rules and regulations as he may deem necessary for the good order and government of the auxiliary police unit.
[Added 11-20-2007 by Ord. No. 673]
A. 
Purpose. This section is adopted for the purpose of providing the Police Department with the authority to request criminal history record information from the State of Wisconsin if requested by the Village Administrator or any Village department head. A request under this section must be based on a reasonable belief that the criminal history information is necessary to assist in the safe and efficient operation of Village government.
B. 
Search. If requested by the Village Administrator or any Village department head, the Police Department is authorized to and shall conduct a criminal history record information search concerning the following persons:
(1) 
Applicants for alcohol beverage licenses;
(2) 
Applicants for direct seller registration and fund solicitor permits;
(3) 
Applicants for any Village employment;
(4) 
Applicants for sexually oriented business licenses;
(5) 
Applicants for all other licenses and permits issued by the Village;
(6) 
Any other person for whom the Village Administrator or a department head requests criminal history record information.
C. 
Fees. The cost of the search shall be paid as provided by ordinance or, if not specifically addressed in an ordinance, as directed by the Village Administrator.
[Adopted 12-17-1985 by Ord. No. 389 as Secs. 5.01 to 5.07 and 5.49 of the 1985 Code]
[Amended 8-27-2019 by Ord. No. 799]
The Village of Saukville Fire Department shall consist of the Fire Chief, such officers as may be appointed by the Chief to positions authorized by the Village Board, together with at least 25 members.
[Amended 8-27-2019 by Ord. No. 799]
All new members shall serve an orientation period of not less than 18 months after being appointed by the Fire Chief or until they successfully complete training as required by the Department.
[Amended 8-27-2019 by Ord. No. 799]
A. 
Appointment and qualifications. The Fire Chief shall be appointed as provided by § 35-2 of this Code.
B. 
Powers and duties.
(1) 
The Chief shall have the power to appoint all officers and members of the Fire Department who shall serve at will and at pleasure of the Chief.
(2) 
The Chief shall have general supervision of the Department personnel, apparatus and equipment, subject to the ordinances of the Village and applicable law. The Chief shall be present at all fires and command all fire-fighting operations at fires, practices or drills. The Chief may suspend, demote or remove any officer or member subject to the privilege of any member to appeal through the Village's Wis. Stat. § 66.0509 grievance procedure.
(3) 
The Chief shall enforce or cause to be enforced all fire prevention ordinances, laws and regulations of the Village and State of Wisconsin.
C. 
Fire practice and drills. The Chief shall cause to be held at least monthly fire practice and drills by the Department, at such times and to such extent as the Chief shall deem necessary. The Chief shall report all defects in apparatus and equipment immediately to the Village Administrator.
D. 
Dismissal of Fire Chief. The Fire Chief shall be responsible to the Village Administrator and Village Board and may be dismissed at the pleasure of the Village Board and by majority vote of a quorum of the Village Board.
E. 
Who to act in temporary absence of Fire Chief. The duties of the Fire Chief shall be carried out in the Fire Chief's temporary absence by the highest ranking officer.
[Amended 4-17-2001 by Ord. No. 565; 8-27-2019 by Ord. No. 799]
A. 
Officers. Officers shall assist the Fire Chief in all operations of the Fire Department as requested or ordered by the Chief.
B. 
Chief Engineer. The Chief Engineer and assistants shall take charge of the fire apparatus and equipment and operate same at all fires and fire practices or drills. The Chief Engineer or assistants shall inspect and test all apparatus of the Fire Department at the scheduled functions and report any deficiency to the Fire Chief. The Chief Engineer shall arrange for repairs of same, and the Fire Chief shall report any major repairs or deficiencies to the Village Board.
C. 
Engine and ladder company officers. All engine and ladder company officers shall take charge of all engine and ladder company operations at the fire scenes and fire practices; direct the fire fighters in search-and-rescue activities, protection of exposures and suppression of the fire according to their discretion, if not contrary to the Fire Chief. They will carry out the Fire Chief's orders and assist the Chief in any way possible.
D. 
Officers. All Fire Department officers shall carry out the orders of the Fire Chief and report directly to the Chief through the chain of command on the operation of their respective assignments and duties.
[Amended 4-17-2001 by Ord. No. 565; 8-27-2019 by Ord. No. 799]
A. 
Fire apparatus and equipment shall be issued for fire-fighting, rescue operations, training and other Fire Department functions and operations as directed by the Fire Chief. A monthly training report shall be made by the officer in charge of training.
B. 
All equipment shall be maintained by and furnished at the expense of the Village, and title to the same shall be to the Village. No order shall be granted for the purchase of any goods or equipment unless signed by the Chief and authorized by the Village Board.
[Amended 8-27-2019 by Ord. No. 799]
The salaries of the officers and compensation paid to members shall be paid out of the general fund upon orders or vouchers approved by the Village Board.
A. 
Fire Chief. The salary of the Chief shall be fixed by the Village Board.
B. 
Officers. The salaries of all other officers of the Department shall be as fixed by the Chief, subject to the approval of the Village Board.
C. 
Members. Compensation paid to the members shall be as fixed by the Village Board.