Chapter 2.10
POLICE DEPARTMENT

Sections:

2.10.010    Police department established.

Legislative history: Ords. 87-159, 88-170, 88-173 and 94-323.

2.10.010 Police department established.

There is hereby created a police department which is responsible for law enforcement, having all the powers granted and all the duties imposed by the Revised Code of Washington relating to noncharter code cities and in addition thereto shall have the power and duty to enforce the ordinances of the city and to perform such other services as the laws of the state of Washington or the ordinances of the city may now or hereafter permit. The police department shall consist of four distinct categories of employees: the chief of police, police commander, police officers and clerical support staff. Said categories of employment are hereby further defined as follows:

A. Chief of Police Appointment. The chief of police shall be appointed by the city manager upon the basis of qualifications and experience for such office and the chief may be removed by the manager subject to the applicable statutes, ordinances or rules and regulations then in force. The chief of police shall be a full-time commissioned police officer with full powers of arrest, performing all duties required by Washington law as it now exists or may hereafter be amended and shall have all powers authorized for such a police officer or law enforcement officer by any provision of state law. In addition thereto, the chief of police shall have the power and duty to enforce the ordinances of the city and to perform such other services as the laws of the state or ordinances of the city may now or hereafter permit and such other duties as may be assigned from time to time by the city manager. Pursuant to RCW 41.12.050, the chief of police shall be exempt and not included in the civil service system of the city of Mill Creek. The chief of police shall oversee the police department, the police commander, the officers, and the clerical support staff.

B. Police Commander Appointment. The police commander shall be appointed by the city manager upon the basis of qualifications and experience for such office and the commander may be removed by the manager subject to the applicable statutes, ordinances or rules and regulations then in force. The police commander shall be a full-time commissioned police officer with full powers of arrest, performing all duties required by Washington law as it now exists or may hereafter be amended and shall have all powers authorized for such a police officer or law enforcement officer by any provision of state law. In addition thereto, the police commander shall have the power and duty to enforce the ordinances of the city and to perform such other services as the laws of the state or ordinances of the city may now or hereafter permit and such other duties as may be assigned from time to time by the city manager and/or the police chief. Pursuant to RCW 41.12.050, the police commander shall be exempt and not included in the civil service system of the city of Mill Creek. The police commander shall serve as second-in-command of the police department and will oversee police department operations, the officers, and the clerical support staff.

C. Police Officers. Police officers shall be full-time commissioned police officers with full powers of arrest and shall assume all duties permitted by Washington law for law enforcement officers. Police officers shall have all powers authorized for a police officer or law enforcement officer by any provision of state statutes as the same exists or is hereafter amended, along with other such duties as the city manager and/or chief of police shall from time to time assign. Such additional duties may be imposed by individual employment contracts, the execution of which is hereby authorized.

D. Clerical Support Staff. Clerical support staff shall consist of all persons who are not commissioned police officers of the city of Mill Creek with full powers of arrest as set forth in subsection C of this section. Such persons shall perform clerical, dispatching and other support functions to and for the police department. Such individuals shall perform all functions assigned by the city manager and/or chief of police. (Ord. 2009-693 § 1)