Chapter 1.25


1.25.010    Purpose of chapter provisions.

1.25.020    Civil service system adopted.

1.25.030    Civil service commission – Created.

1.25.040    Civil service commission – Duties.

1.25.050    Applicability to police department.

1.25.060    Part-time employees exempt.

1.25.010 Purpose of chapter provisions.

The purpose of this chapter is to establish a public service commission pursuant to Chapter 41.12 RCW. (Ord. 677 § 1, 1981).

1.25.020 Civil service system adopted.

Except as provided in this chapter, the system commonly known as civil service, for police officers, as set forth in Chapter 41.12 RCW, as amended, is adopted for the city police department, and all fully paid policemen thereof, and all advancements, demotions, suspensions, discharges or control thereof, and all of the members thereof, shall be governed by the city services rules prescribed in or adopted pursuant to this chapter or as this chapter may heretofore or hereafter be amended. (Ord. 677 § 2, 1981).

1.25.030 Civil service commission – Created.

There is created for the administration of such civil service for the police department a civil service commission composed of three citizens of the city, who shall be appointed by the mayor. The term of office of each member of the commission shall be for six years, except that the first three members of such commission shall be appointed for two, four, and six years respectively. In the event any commissioner shall resign, become disqualified or be removed for cause, the mayor shall appoint a substitute to take the resigning member’s place for the unexpired portion of the term. (Ord. 677 § 3, 1981).

1.25.040 Civil service commission – Duties.

The commission shall organize itself, hold meetings, adopt rules and regulations, and perform the duties and exercise the powers of the commission in accordance with the laws of the state of Washington. (Ord. 677 § 4, 1981).

1.25.050 Applicability to police department.

All future applicants for employment with, advancement in, or the filling of a vacancy in the city police department shall be required to have the qualifications, have a tenure of office, and be subject to removal, all as provided in the civil service regulations adopted by the commission consistent with state law. (Ord. 677 § 5, 1981).

1.25.060 Part-time employees exempt.

This chapter shall not apply to part-time employees of the police department. (Ord. 677 § 6, 1981).