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Chapter 200


Section 200.010. Chief of Police Appointment — Qualifications.

The Mayor with the approval of a majority of the members of the Board of Aldermen shall appoint a Chief of Police who shall perform all duties required of the Marshal by law and any other Police Officers found by the Board of Aldermen to be necessary for the good government of the City. The Chief of Police shall be twenty-one (21) years of age or older.

Section 200.020. Powers and Duties of Chief of Police. [Ord. No. 424 §2, 2-5-2014]

The Chief of Police in Laddonia, Missouri, shall be Chief of Police, shall be the chief law enforcement officer and shall have power at all times to make or order an arrest, with proper process, for any offense against the laws of the City or of the State, and to keep the offender in the City prison or other proper place to prevent his escape until a trial can be had before the proper officer, unless such offender shall give a good and sufficient bond for his appearance for trial. The Chief of Police shall also have power to make arrests without process, in all cases in which any offenses against the laws of the City or of the State shall be committed in his presence.

Section 200.030. Powers of Board of Aldermen To Appoint Police Officers By Ordinance. [Ord. No. 424 §3, 2-5-2014]

The Police of the City may be appointed in such numbers, for such times and in such manner as may be prescribed by ordinance. They shall have power to serve and execute all warrants, subpoenas, writs or other process, and to make arrests in the same manner as the Chief of Police. They may exercise such powers in areas leased or owned by the municipality outside of the boundaries of such municipality. The Chief of Police and Police Officers shall be conservators of the peace, and shall be active and vigilant in the preservation of good order within the City.

Section 200.040. Powers and Duties of Police Officers — Power of Arrest. [Ord. No. 424 §5, 2-5-2014]

A. Every Police Officer in this City may arrest on view and without a warrant any person he sees violating or who he has reasonable grounds to believe has violated any law of this State, including a misdemeanor, or has violated any section of this Code or other City ordinance over which the Officer has jurisdiction.

B. The power of arrest authorized by this Section is in addition to all other powers conferred upon Police Officers and shall not be construed so as to limit or restrict any other power of a Police Officer.

Section 200.050. Emergency Situations. [Ord. No. 255, 12-17-1992]

As authorized in Section 70.820, RSMo., any Peace Officer of the City of Laddonia who has completed the basic training program as promulgated by Chapter 590, RSMo., shall have the authority to respond to an emergency situation outside the boundaries of the City of Laddonia.

Section 200.060. Use of Excessive Force. [Ord. No. 350 Arts. I-II, 11-13-2003]

A. The City of Laddonia hereby adopts and will enforce this Section prohibiting the use of excessive force by law enforcement agencies within its jurisdiction against any individual engaged in nonviolent civil rights demonstrations. The City also prohibits the physical barring of any entrance or exit to such a facility and will enforce all applicable state laws regarding same.

B. Any person found to be violating any provision of this Section shall be served by the City with a written notice stating the nature of the violation.

C. Any person violating any of the provisions of this Section shall be liable to the City of Laddonia for any expense, loss, or damage occasioned the City by the reason of such violation.