Chapter 2.68


2.68.010    Chief of police.

2.68.020    Definitions.

2.68.030    Personnel authorized.

2.68.040    Repealed.

2.68.050    Commissions.

2.68.060    Repealed.

2.68.070    Compensation.

2.68.080    Repealed.

2.68.010 Chief of police.

A. There is hereby created in the police department the position of chief of police. The chief of police shall be appointed by the mayor, subject to confirmation by a majority vote of the members of the city council and approval of the police chief’s employment agreement after certification by the civil service commission. The chief of police shall be the head of the police force of the city, and all police officers shall be under his/her immediate direction and command. The salary of the police chief shall be the amount established by the city council through an employment agreement executed between the city and the chief of police and, thereafter, as set forth in the city budget.

B. All police officers shall while in office be considered the deputies of the chief of police, and shall have the same power as the chief of police in regard to the execution and service of process, and arresting offenders, with or without warrants, within the city limits.

C. Duties. The duties of the chief of police shall consist of those duties set forth in RCW 35.24.160 and this section. The chief of police shall execute all process issued by the court. The chief shall make arrests for breach of the peace, for commission of crime or misdemeanor, with or without warrant, as a peace officer may do under the laws of the state of Washington. The chief shall perform such other duties and have such other powers as shall be provided by ordinance. (Ord. 2380 § 1, 2011: Ord. 1985 § 1, 2001: Ord. 1889 § 15, 1999: Ord. 1729 § 1, 1995; Ord. 773 § 11, 1965: Ord. 757 § 1, 1964. Prior code §§ 1.12.120, 1.17.005)

2.68.020 Definitions.

The terms “law enforcement officer” and “city police officer” shall cover such regular, full-time personnel of the city police department who have been appointed to offices, positions or ranks of the city police department which are herewith expressly created:

A. Chief of police.

B. Deputy chief of police.

C. Lieutenant.

D. Sergeant.

E. Corporal.

F. Police officers. (Ord. 2380 § 2, 2011: Ord. 757 § 3, 1964; Ord. 674 § 1, 1960. Prior code § 1.17.010)

2.68.030 Personnel authorized.

The police department shall be staffed by regular commissioned personnel in such numbers as shall be deemed necessary by the city council pursuant to its adopted budget.

The department may be supplemented by such support personnel as would be required to aid in the everyday operations of a police department. Such support personnel shall not be commissioned officers. (Ord. 2380 § 3, 2011: Ord. 1477 § 1, 1990: Ord. 757 § 3, 1964. Prior code § 1.17.015)

2.68.040 Police officer.

Repealed by Ord. 2380. (Ord. 1985 § 2, 2001: Ord. 1477 § 2, 1990: Ord. 757 § 4, 1964. Prior code § 1.17.017)

2.68.050 Commissions.

The chief of police is authorized to issue the following commissions of law enforcement authority:

A. General authority Washington police commissions shall be issued to all general authority police officers in the police department who are employed on a full-time, fully compensated basis as prescribed by RCW 10.93.020.

B. Special police commissions shall be issued to officers who do not qualify as general authority Washington peace officers under RCW 10.93.020, but who are commissioned to enforce some or all the laws of the state of Washington and the municipality of Sumner, such as animal control, parking or code enforcement officers.

C. In the event the city employs custody officers, special commissions shall be issued to such custody officers authorizing them to enforce all criminal laws relevant to the safe and secure operation of the city court and the control of prisoners. Said commissions shall be effective only during the hours that a custody officer is on duty for the city.

D. Special commissions shall be issued to reserve officers as defined in chapter 2.70 SMC.

E. Special commissions may be issued to peace officers of other jurisdictions pursuant to chapter 10.93 RCW. (Ord. 2380 § 5, 2011: Ord. 2139 § 1, 2005)

2.68.060 Appointment.

Repealed by Ord. 1889. (Ord. 1477 § 4, 1990: Ord. 757 (part), 1964. Prior code § 1.17.020)

2.68.070 Compensation.

The compensation to be paid to the individuals so appointed shall be fixed by the city council in the yearly budget adopted by them. (Ord. 757 (part), 1964. Prior code § 1.17.030)

2.68.080 Holding facility standards.

Repealed by Ord. 1985. (Ord. 1409 § 1, 1987)