Chapter 2.30
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

Sections:

2.30.010    Department of Public Safety.

2.30.020    Director of Public Safety.

2.30.030    Duties of the Director of Public Safety.

2.30.040    Duties of the Division of Police Services.

2.30.050    Application of State law on police officer training and certification.

2.30.060    Rules and regulations of the Division of Police Services.

2.30.070    Outside business.

2.30.080    Duties of the Division of Volunteer Fire Services.

2.30.090    Staffing of the Division of Volunteer Fire Services.

2.30.100    Rules and regulations of the Division of Volunteer Fire Services.

2.30.110    Duties of the Division of Emergency Medical Services.

2.30.120    Staffing of Division of Emergency Medical Services.

2.30.130    Rules and regulations of the Division of Emergency Medical Services.

2.30.010 Department of Public Safety.

There is created a Department of Public Safety, the head of which shall be the Director of Public Safety. [Ord. 535-08 § 7, 2008].

2.30.020 Director of Public Safety.

The Director of Public Safety shall be appointed by the City Manager and shall hold office at the discretion of the City Manager. [Ord. 535-08 § 7, 2008].

2.30.030 Duties of the Director of Public Safety.

Under the supervision of the City Manager, the Director of Public Safety shall have the following duties:

A. Supervise all activities of the Divisions of Police, Fire, and Emergency Medical Services; and

B. Perform other such duties as may be specified in this code or by the City Manager. [Ord. 535-08 § 7, 2008].

2.30.040 Duties of the Division of Police Services.

It shall be the duty of the Division of Police Services to do the following:

A. Attempt to apprehend, arrest, and bring to justice all violators of Federal, State, or City law;

B. Attempt to suppress all riots, affrays, and unlawful assemblies, and generally keep the peace;

C. Serve warrants, writs, executions, and other processes properly directed and delivered to it;

D. Coordinate search and rescue functions of the City;

E. Investigate all applicants for any license or permit when such application requires certification by the Department of Public Safety; and

F. Perform such other duties as shall be required of the Division by the City Manager. [Ord. 535-08 § 7, 2008].

2.30.050 Application of State law on police officer training and certification.

The provisions of AS 18.65.130 through 18.65.290, and 13 AAC 85, which establishes standards for police officer training, certification and examination, shall apply to the Division of Police Services. A person may not be employed as a City of Whittier police officer unless, not later than 14 months from the date of hire or the expiration of the probationary period, whichever is longer, the person has a valid certificate for their position issued by the Alaska Police Standards Council under AS 18.65.240 or 18.65.242, unless an extension is requested by the Director of Public Safety and approved by the Alaska Police Standards Council. [Ord. 535-08 § 7, 2008].

2.30.060 Rules and regulations of the Division of Police Services.

The Director of Public Safety shall establish a set of rules and regulations governing the discipline, training, and operation of the Division of Police Services. [Ord. 535-08 § 7, 2008].

2.30.070 Outside business.

Members of the Division of Police Services shall devote their entire time and attention to police business and shall not engage in any other business or calling, except when authorized by the Director of Public Safety to work for an employer outside duty hours in pursuits which will not affect the time or quality of police duty or cause discredit upon or create embarrassment for the City. Such approval shall be in writing and shall be obtained in advance of any such outside employment. [Ord. 535-08 § 7, 2008].

2.30.080 Duties of the Division of Volunteer Fire Services.

It shall be the duty of the Division of Volunteer Fire Services, among others, to do the following:

A. Attempt to extinguish fires;

B. Attempt to rescue persons endangered by fire; and

C. Promote fire prevention. [Ord. 535-08 § 7, 2008].

2.30.090 Staffing of the Division of Volunteer Fire Services.

The Director of Public Safety may appoint and supervise a Fire Chief to administer the Division of Volunteer Fire Services. The Fire Chief will recruit and supervise the volunteer staff. [Ord. 535-08 § 7, 2008].

2.30.100 Rules and regulations of the Division of Volunteer Fire Services.

The Director of Public Safety shall establish a set of rules and regulations governing the discipline, training, and operation of the Division of Volunteer Fire Services. [Ord. 535-08 § 7, 2008].

2.30.110 Duties of the Division of Emergency Medical Services.

It shall be the duty of the Division of Emergency Medical Services, among others, to do the following:

A. Attempt to ensure ambulance response to requests for emergency assistance; and

B. Maintain adequate membership of emergency medical technicians in the volunteer ambulance service. [Ord. 535-08 § 7, 2008].

2.30.120 Staffing of Division of Emergency Medical Services.

The Director of Public Safety may appoint and supervise a Coordinator to administer the Division of Emergency Medical Services. The Coordinator will recruit and supervise the volunteer staff. [Ord. 535-08 § 7, 2008].

2.30.130 Rules and regulations of the Division of Emergency Medical Services.

The Director of Public Safety shall establish a set of rules and regulations governing the discipline, training, and operation of the Division of Emergency Medical Services. [Ord. 535-08 § 7, 2008].