The law enforcement department of this city shall consist of a chief of police and such number of regular law enforcement officers as shall be appointed as provided by K.S.A. 15-204 and amendments thereto.

(Code 1985)

It shall be the general duty of the chief of police and all sworn law enforcement personnel to the best of their ability to preserve good order, peace and quiet throughout the city as provided by law or ordinance. The chief of police and all sworn law enforcement 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 laws 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. All persons arrested for violation of any law of the state and who shall not be charged with an offense under any law 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 1985)

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. Such rules and regulations shall be approved by the governing body.

(Code 1985)

(a)      Pursuant to K.S.A. 19-101a(a)(5), the City of Baldwin City (hereinafter the “City”) hereby consents that Resolution No. HR- 03-7-3 (relating to the regulation of vicious dogs within Douglas County, Kansas and imposing criminal penalties for the violation thereof) (hereinafter the “Resolution”), as adopted by the Board of County Commissioners of Douglas County, Kansas on July 9, 2003, shall apply within the city limits of the City.

(b)     The Sheriff of Douglas County, Kansas and said Sheriff*s deputies and other agents are hereby expressly granted permission and jurisdiction to investigate and enforce violations or suspected violations of the Resolution within the city limits of the City.

(c)      It is hereby declared the policy of the City that the City*s law enforcement officers, animal control officers, and other agents shall jointly cooperate with the Sheriff of Douglas County, Kansas and said Sheriff’s deputies and other agents in sharing intelligence, investigating, and enforcing violations or suspected violations of the Resolution.

(d)     The provisions of the Resolution shall apply within the City in addition to all other City ordinances or regulations. Nothing in this provision shall, by implication or otherwise, serve to repeal or invalidate any other animal control regulations otherwise applicable within the City.

(Ord. 1127; Code 2008)