Chapter 2.52


2.52.010    Department created.

2.52.020    Function of Department.

2.52.030    Authority of the Police Chief.

2.52.035    National Incident Command System.

2.52.040    Police duties and authorities.

2.52.050    Contracts for services authorized.

2.52.060    Correctional officer qualifications.

2.52.010 Department created.

There is created a Police Department which shall consist of three divisions called Patrol, Dispatch, and Investigations. The Police Department will be headed by the Chief of Police who shall be appointed by the City Manager for an indefinite term, confirmed by the City Council and shall be removable only for cause by the City Manager. The Chief of Police shall supervise and direct the activities of their divisions. [Ord. 17-25 § 1, 2017].

2.52.020 Function of Department.

It shall be the function of the Police Department to preserve order, enforce all ordinances and laws in the City, and preserve peace. [Ord. 17-25 § 1, 2017].

2.52.030 Authority of the Police Chief.

The Chief of Police shall have all the duties and authority assigned by law or ordinance to provide law enforcement, emergency communications, and shall have the supervision of all officers and employees assigned to the Department and shall have the authority to administer contracts for public safety services not provided by Department personnel. [Ord. 17-25 § 1, 2017].

2.52.035 National Incident Command System.

The City of Homer hereby adopts the National Incident Management System (NIMS) as its system of preparing for and responding to disaster incidents. NIMS includes the use of the Incident Command System for responding to and management of disasters. [Ord. 17-25 § 1, 2017].

2.52.040 Police duties and authorities.

The Police Department shall have the duty and authority to preserve order, enforce all ordinances and laws in the City, preserve peace, and in all respects to perform all duties pertaining to the offices of police officer. The Chief of Police shall have the authority to organize, supervise and direct the activities and personnel of the Police Department. [Ord. 17-25 § 1, 2017].

2.52.050 Contracts for services authorized.

a. The City of Homer shall have the authority to contract for the provision of public safety services.

b. The City of Homer shall have the authority to delegate to the contractor the duties and powers required for the services to be performed under contract to the City, except as may otherwise be prohibited by law. [Ord. 17-25 § 1, 2017].

2.52.060 Correctional officer qualifications.

A full-time City correctional officer shall meet the requirements of AS 18.65.130 through 18.65.290 that are applicable to municipal correctional officers, including without limitation certification under AS 18.65.242, on or before the later of:

a. Six months after June 27, 2017; and

b. One year after the date of hire. [Ord. 17-25 § 1, 2017].