Chapter 2.36
POLICE DEPARTMENT*

Sections:

2.36.010    Department established.

2.36.020    Enforcement duties.

2.36.030    Police chief’s appointment, powers and duties.

2.36.040    Compensation.

2.36.050    Reserve policemen – Appointment and bond.

2.36.060    Reserve policemen – Control – Discharge.

2.36.070    Reserve policemen – Compensation.

2.36.090    Reserve policemen – Training and regulations.

2.36.100    Reserve policemen – Powers and duties.

2.36.105    Reserve officers – Relief and pension benefits.

2.36.110    Operation of jail.

*For civil service provisions, see Chapter 2.56 LMC.

2.36.010 Department established.

There is established and created a police department of the city of Lynnwood. (Ord. 38 § 1, 1959)

2.36.020 Enforcement duties.

It shall be the duty of the police department to enforce all ordinances duly enacted and passed by the city council, and to do all things necessary for the prosecution of offenders of the ordinances in a court of competent jurisdiction. (Ord. 38 § 2, 1959)

2.36.030 Police chief’s appointment, powers and duties.

A. The police department shall have a police chief, who shall be in general charge of the police department. The police chief shall be appointed by the mayor, subject to a city council confirmation process in Chapter 2.06 LMC which includes, but is not limited to, a majority vote of the city council. The police chief shall hold the appointment at the pleasure of the mayor.

B. The chief of police shall, subject to the approval of the mayor, promulgate such rules and regulations pertaining to the administration of the police department as he/she may deem necessary and proper. The police chief shall employ, subject to the approval of the mayor, such additional personnel, including auxiliary police officers, as shall be necessary to perform the duties referred to in LMC 2.36.020.

C. The police chief shall, upon appointment, take an oath of office. (Ord. 2423 § 6, 2002; Ord. 2353 § 4, 2001; Ord. 38 § 3, 1959)

2.36.040 Compensation.

The police chief and such additional personnel as he shall employ shall receive such compensation as the council shall provide from year-to-year in its annual budget ordinance. (Ord. 38 § 4, 1959)

2.36.050 Reserve policemen – Appointment and bond.

The mayor, at his discretion, may appoint not more than 30 reserve patrolmen to the city police department. The reserve patrolmen shall, prior to entry into office, duly take an oath of office and give their surety bond in the penal sum of $3,000, conditioned upon the faithful performance of their duties. (Ord. 396 § 1, 1968)

2.36.060 Reserve policemen – Control – Discharge.

The reserve patrolmen shall at all times be under the direction and control of the mayor and the chief of police, and may be discharged at the pleasure of the mayor. (Ord. 396 § 2, 1968)

2.36.070 Reserve policemen – Compensation.

Each reserve patrolman shall receive such compensation as the council provides from year-to-year in its annual budget, except that until the budget for the year 1969 is adopted, the reserve patrolmen shall receive $6.00 per shift. (Ord. 396 § 3, 1968)

2.36.090 Reserve policemen – Training and regulations.

The chief of police, subject to the supervision of the mayor, shall be responsible for the training, discipline and control of all reserve patrolmen, and shall promulgate reasonable rules and regulations to effect the aforesaid purposes. (Ord. 396 § 5, 1968)

2.36.100 Reserve policemen – Powers and duties.

The reserve patrolmen shall enforce all ordinances duly enacted and passed by the city council and shall have the power to do all things necessary in the apprehension of offenders and for the prosecution of offenders of the ordinances in a court of competent jurisdiction. (Ord. 396 § 6, 1968)

2.36.105 Reserve officers – Relief and pension benefits.

The city of Lynnwood hereby extends coverage through the Washington State Department of Labor and Industries industrial insurance program to all qualified reserve police officers for injuries received in the performance of duty with access to all benefits provided by this program.

The city shall pay the employer portion of the premium and reserve officers will be responsible for the employee portion of the premium via payroll deduction as determined by the Washington State Department of Labor and Industries. Enrollment in the Washington State Department of Labor and Industries industrial insurance program is mandatory upon hire. (Ord. 3292 § 1, 2018; Ord. 2280 § 1, 1999)

2.36.110 Operation of jail.

The chief of police shall have charge and supervision of the Lynnwood municipal jail. The chief of police is authorized and directed to promulgate policies and standards not inconsistent with the laws of the United States, the state of Washington, and the ordinances of the city, as deemed necessary or expedient for the operation of the jail, the protection of the inmates and staff, and to provide for the public health, safety, and welfare. (Ord. 2182 § 2, 1998; Ord. 1610 § 1, 1987)