Chapter 2.45


2.45.010    Created – Purpose.

2.45.020    Definitions.

2.45.030    Members – Appointment.

2.45.040    Police employees – Permanent appointment.

2.45.050    Powers and duties.

2.45.010 Created – Purpose.

A. Pursuant to the authority conferred by Chapter 41.12 RCW, there is hereby created a civil service commission to substantially accomplish the exercise of the powers and the performance of the duties established by state law relative to the selection, appointment, and employment of full-time permanent employees in the police department of the city, including the chief of police.

B. The mayor shall designate a member of the paid staff of the city to serve as the secretary chief examiner of the commission and any person designated shall serve without additional compensation above the compensation provided for the position held with the city. (Ord. 1024 § 1, 2005; Ord. 789 § 1, 1992).

2.45.020 Definitions.

As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the following meanings:

A. “City” means the city of Soap Lake, Washington.

B. “Appointing power” means the mayor. (Ord. 789 § 5, 1992).

2.45.030 Members – Appointment.

The civil service commission shall be composed of three members who shall be appointed by the mayor, and who shall serve without compensation. Such commissioners shall have the qualifications prescribed by RCW 41.12.030. (Ord. 789 § 2, 1992).

2.45.040 Police employees – Permanent appointment.

Any full-time permanent employee of the police department, who upon the effective date of the ordinance codified in this chapter shall have been employed in a specific position for the immediately preceding six months (in compliance with RCW 41.12.060), shall receive a permanent appointment to said position. Such appointment shall not be subject to any additional probationary period and shall be as equally permanent as any subsequent permanent appointment made under civil service after examination and investigation. (Ord. 789 § 4, 1992).

2.45.050 Powers and duties.

The civil service commission, upon appointment, qualification, and organization, shall hold meetings, adopt rules and regulations, perform duties, and exercise powers in compliance with Chapter 41.21 RCW. (Ord. 789 § 3, 1992).