Chapter 2.52


2.52.010    Establishment.

2.52.020    Functions of the corps.

2.52.030    Training.

2.52.040    Membership.

2.52.050    Eligibility for membership.

2.52.060    Rules and regulations.

2.52.070    Termination of membership.

2.52.080    Identification cards and badges.

2.52.090    Firearms.

2.52.100    Authority of members.

2.52.110    Complement of corps.

2.52.120    Uniforms and insignia.

2.52.130    Disaster and Workmen’s Compensation benefits.

2.52.140    Impersonation of members.

2.52.010 Establishment.

There is established in and for the city a police reserve corps. Such corps is so established as a voluntary organization composed of persons to be appointed by the chief of police (referred to in this chapter as “chief”).

Each and all of such persons so appointed and composing the corps shall serve gratuitously. The chief shall have complete authority and control over the corps. The chief may appoint as members of the corps any persons whom he deems to be qualified and he may reject any application for membership. (Prior code § 3-4.01)

2.52.020 Functions of the corps.

The corps shall function as a unit of the police department in the program and activities of the disaster council of the city and shall also function to assist regular police officers of the city in law enforcement and the maintenance of peace and order in all cases where, in the opinion of the chief, it is impracticable to furnish adequate police protection solely by means of the regular police officers of the city. (Prior code § 3-4.02)

2.52.030 Training.

The chief shall provide for the training of candidates for membership in the corps and for the further training of members of the corps in all fields of police activity and for that purpose may assign such members to any of the various police duties of the police department. (Prior code § 3-4.03)

2.52.040 Membership.

Membership of the police reserve corps shall be open to both men and women. (Prior code § 3-4.04)

2.52.050 Eligibility for membership.

No person shall become a member of the corps until he has taken the training and is able to meet all other requirements prescribed by the chief for such membership. When so qualified and when selected by the chief, such member shall then be sworn in by the chief, or his duly authorized representative, as a member of the corps and shall take and file with the city clerk the required loyalty oath. (Prior code § 3-4.05)

2.52.060 Rules and regulations.

In order to effectuate the purposes of the corps, the chief may by order establish rules and regulations to govern the corps, including the fixing of specific duties of its members and providing for the maintenance of discipline.

The chief may change such orders from time to time. (Prior code § 3-4.06)

2.52.070 Termination of membership.

The membership of any person in the corps may be terminated by the chief at any time and any member of the corps may resign from the corps at any time upon notifying the chief of police in writing of his resignation. (Prior code § 3-4.07)

2.52.080 Identification cards and badges.

When a selected and designated person has been duly sworn in and has subscribed and filed the required loyalty oath, an identification card, badge, and cap piece and such other insignia or evidence of identification as the chief may prescribe, shall be issued to such person who shall thereupon be a member of the corps and shall carry the same at all times. At the termination of his service, such member shall surrender to the chief of police all such cards and identification which have been issued to him. (Prior code § 3-4.08)

2.52.090 Firearms.

No member of the corps shall carry any firearm until he has qualified. All members of the corps when on duty shall carry the regulation police baton unless otherwise instructed by the chief. (Prior code § 3-4.09)

2.52.100 Authority of members.

A member of the corps when on duty as assigned by the chief, or his duly authorized representative, shall have the authority to direct traffic in accordance with the provisions of the laws of the city and of the state, and shall have the same general powers of arrest as any regular member of the police department, subject, however, to any limitation which the chief, or his duly authorized representative, may impose. (Prior code § 3-4.10)

2.52.110 Complement of corps.

The chief may order, diminish, or expand the membership of the corps at any time as in his discretion may be required. (Prior code § 3-4.11)

2.52.120 Uniforms and insignia.

The uniform for members of the corps shall be similar to the uniform worn by members of the regular police department, with an identifying insignia to be prescribed by the chief. Sidearms shall be carried in the regulation police Sam Browne belt and holster. The uniform, badge, and cap piece may be worn and the gun and baton carried, only while on duty as assigned by the chief. (Prior code § 3-4.12)

2.52.130 Disaster and Workmen’s Compensation benefits.

The members of the corps, as such, shall not be in or under the Civil Service System of the city, nor as such members of the corps shall they be in or under the State Employees’ Retirement Act or system membership of the city; but each and all of the members of the corps, as such members, shall be entitled to receive and shall have the right to receive, full protection and benefits provided for disaster service workers and civilian defense workers as contemplated and set forth in and under the provisions of Division 4, Chapter 10, Article I, Part I of the Labor Code of the state, as amended, relating to disaster service workers and civilian defense workers, and as contemplated under the provisions of Section 3212 of the Labor Code of the state.

Members of the police reserve corps shall receive Workmen’s Compensation benefits as provided by law and shall be covered by false arrest insurance paid for by the city. In addition thereto, the city shall pay membership fees in the Peace Officers’ Association for each member of the police reserve corps.

In the event of an injury suffered while in the service of the city, a police reserve officer shall be compensated for the first seven days of disability if not provided for under Workmen’s Compensation and in an amount to be determined by the council pursuant to recommendations by the chief of police and the city manager. (Ord. 1726 § 27 (part), 2011; prior code § 3-4.13)

2.52.140 Impersonation of members.

It is unlawful for any person (other than a regular police officer of the city) who is not a member of the corps:

A. To wear, carry, or display any identification card, badge, cap piece, uniform, or insignia of the corps; or

B. In any manner to represent himself to be connected with the corps. (Prior code § 3-4.14)