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Chapter 20 – Police Department






2-20-1              Police Department Establishment
2-20-2              Residency Requirements
2-20-3              Uniforms and Badges


SECTION 2-20-1                  POLICE DEPARTMENT ESTABLISHMENT.  There is hereby established the Police Department of the City of Belle Plaine, Iowa, which shall consist of a Chief of Police and such additional police as the Council may authorize. The Mayor or his designee may deputize persons to serve as additional police officers and police matrons when circumstances so require.

SECTION 2-20-2                  RESIDENCY REQUIREMENTS. To ensure the ability of a police officer to respond to calls for emergency duty within a reasonable time, the Chief of Police and the City Council shall consider for appointment and approval of full-time Police Department personnel only those who live within seven miles of the city limits of Belle Plaine.

SECTION 2-20-3                  UNIFORMS AND BADGES.  Each member of the Police Department while in serving the regular hours of duty assigned to him shall at all times wear a uniform garment and in plain view a metal badge engraved with the name of his office

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