The police department of this city shall consist of a chief of police and such number of regular policemen as shall be appointed as provided by K.S.A. 14-201 and amendments thereto.

(Code 1982)

The police chief shall have general charge of the police department. The police chief shall devote his or her time and attention to the discharge of his or her duties according to the laws of Kansas and the ordinances of the city.

(Code 1973, 1-328)

(a)   It shall be the general duty of the chief of police and all sworn police personnel to the best of their ability to preserve good order, peace and quiet throughout the city as provided by law or ordinance.

(b)   The chief of police and all sworn police personnel shall at all times have power to make arrest under proper process or without process on view of any offense against the laws of the State of Kansas or ordinances of the city and to keep all persons so arrested, unless admitted to bail, in the city jail, county jail or other proper place to prevent their escape until their trial can be had before the proper officer.

(c)   All persons arrested for violation of any law of the state and who shall not be charged with an offense under an ordinance of the city shall be released to the custody of the sheriff of the county and such arrest shall be reported to the county attorney.

(Code 1973, 11-101, 11-105)

The chief of police shall have power to make such rules and regulations as may be necessary for the proper and efficient conduct of the department.

(Code 1982)