ARTICLE 1. REGULATIONS OF POLICE DEPARTMENT
The police department of the city shall be the chief of police, and assistant and such other police officers that may be authorized by ordinance.
(Code 1972, 19-1)
A chief of police shall be appointed, who shall have immediate control and direction of the police officers of the city and he or she shall be responsible to the city manager for the proper discharge of the duties of his or her office. He or she shall have such other duties as shall be required of the police officers of the city and as required by the laws of the state.
(Code 1972, 19-2)
An assistant and other police officers may be appointed by the city manager. The assistant shall have all of the powers and duties of the chief of police in his or her absence and he or she and the police officers of the city shall perform the duties required of such officers by the ordinances of the city and the laws of the state.
(Code 1972, 19-3)
(Code 1972, 19-4; Code 1984; Code 2014)
The city manager shall have the general direction and supervision of the police of the city. The chief of police shall be responsible for the proper discipline and discharge of duties of the police under the ordinances of the city.
(Code 1972, 19-6)
Police officers while on duty shall devote their time and attention to their respective duties according to the ordinances of the city and the laws of the state. It shall be their general duty at all times to the best of their ability:
(a) To preserve good order, peace and quiet;
(b) To enforce the city ordinances and laws of the state throughout the city;
(c) To arrest all persons found at any time, day or night, in the act of violating any such ordinance or law, or aiding or abetting such violator;
(d) To make complaint against every person so arrested and shall cause such person to be brought to trial.
(Code 1972, 19-7; Code 1984; Code 2014)
(a) No member of the police department shall enter any house or place in the city in which shall be carried on any business, activity or profession in the violation of the ordinances of the city or the laws of the state, except in discharge of his or her duties.
(b) No member of the department shall accept any gratuity of any kind from any person arrested.
(c) Police officers shall not leave the city for the purpose of making arrests for rewards, except with the consent of the city manager, but shall devote their full time to the duties of their office within the city, except as might be otherwise required in the service of process of the municipal court outside the city or by attendance at any hearing before the district court of this county.
(Code 1972, 19-8)
The chief of police shall at all times have power to make or order an arrest with proper process for any offense against the ordinances of the city or the laws of the state and to arrest without process in all cases where any such offense shall be committed in his or her presence. The assistant and all police officers of the city shall have power to arrest all offenders against the ordinances or laws, by day or by night, in the same manner as the chief of police and place them in custody until a trial can be had before the municipal court or other court having jurisdiction of the offense alleged.
(Code 1972, 19-9; Code 1984)
It shall be the duty of the chief of police to maintain at police headquarters a suitable police record and to cause the names or aliases of every person arrested to be entered thereupon, together with the date and time of arrest, the offenses charged, whether confined in jailor released under recognizance, the amount of such bail, bond or cash bail as the case may be, and after judgment of the municipal court ordering the same, the date of commitment to jail, the sentence of the court and the date of the termination thereof. The record may be made a confidential police record under regulations of the city manager, but it shall be at all times be open to examination for the municipal judge and other officers of the city.
(Code 1972, 19-11; Code 2014)
It shall be the duty of all police officers of the city to cooperate with officers of the state in the prosecution of all such offenses, and it shall be their further duty to give their evidence before any court or officer of the state as required by law.
(Code 1972, 19-12; Code 2014)
When any juvenile is taken into custody by any police officer, he or she shall follow the procedure required by law.
(K.S.A. 38-1601 et seq.; Code 1972, 19-13; Code 1984)
A list of all money, effects and articles taken from the person shall be made and retained by the officers, and all such things taken on search shall be kept in a safe place. The list of all such money, effects and articles shall be made in municipal court at the order of the municipal judge, and the same may be introduced in evidence if required by the city attorney. All such money, effects and articles which belong to the person arrested and which are not designed to be used or have not been used in the violation of any ordinance or law shall be returned to the person arrested upon his or her discharge or release otherwise; provided, the municipal judge shall have power to order disposition of all property and effects which shall not be returned to the person arrested upon his or her discharge.
(Code 1972, 19-14; Code 1984; Code 2014)