82-51 Appointment; oath.

(a)    The chief of police shall appoint special policemen in such numbers as he may deem necessary to perform police duties, in time of special need, under the direction of and in compliance with such rules and regulations as the chief of police shall promulgate.

(b)    Prior to the commencement of duties, the clerk shall administer to each special policeman an oath of office, by which such policeman shall undertake the prescribed duties, abide by the rules and regulations set forth by the chief of police, and observe the limitations of this article.

(Code 1985, § 2-35)

82-52 Badges and equipment.

Special policemen shall wear such badges, dress and insignia as the chief of police directs. They shall be equipped in the manner which the chief of police deems necessary for the proper discharge of their duties.

(Code 1985, § 2-36)

82-53 Rules and regulations.

The chief of police shall promulgate rules relating to the qualifications, appointment and removal of special policemen. Such officers shall serve without compensation.

(Code 1985, § 2-37)

82-54 Specific powers.

Personnel appointed as special policemen shall not routinely have the general powers of a peace officer. Such powers, including the power of arrest, may be granted specifically by the chief of police, or his designated representative, at his discretion. When specifically granted, such general powers shall be in accordance with chapter 4 of the Charter.

(Code 1985, § 2-38)

82-55 Unauthorized activities.

No special policeman shall exercise his authority as a policeman, or wear the uniform or insignia thereof, or display his badge, in an attempt to exercise his authority, except during the performance of actual authorized police duty.

(Code 1985, § 2-39)

82-56 Grounds for dismissal.

It shall constitute grounds for dismissal for any special policeman to knowingly and willfully neglect or refuse to abide by the rules and regulations as promulgated by the chief of police. The decision of the chief of police as to dismissal shall be final.

(Code 1985, § 2-40)

82-57 Impersonation of special policeman.

No person not duly appointed and sworn as a special policeman shall impersonate such officer or wear, carry or display the badge, designated dress or insignia of a special policeman.

(Code 1985, § 2-41)

82-58 Injuries in line of duty.

Any special policeman injured in the performance of his duties for the city shall be subject to and entitled to benefits of the workmen’s compensation law of the state. He shall receive additional compensation by reason of a volunteer policemen accident policy which will be paid for by the city.

(Code 1985, § 2-42)

82-5982-79 Reserved.