1614 Bill No 614 Chief of Police



BE IT ORDAINED, by the Board of Aldermen of the City of Rich Hill, Missouri, as follows:

Section 1.  Job Duties

  1. The Chief of Police for the City of Rich Hill shall honestly and faithfully discharge all the duties of his office as required by the laws governing cities of the fourth class, this Code and other ordinances of the City and shall specifically perform the following duties:
  • Plan, direct, supervise and manage all operations of the Police Department to provide maximum service to the Community;
  • Formulate and enforce departmental policies for the proper and efficient enforcement of all laws and ordinances that the Police Department is authorized to enforce;
  • Establish a clear chain of command with definite channels of communication, responsibility and authority;
  • Establish and maintain an effective public relations program between the department and the community that often involves speaking to citizen groups;
  • Promote confidence and understanding of local government and law enforcement that includes conducting crime prevention and safety programs;
  • Develop, implement and control the Police Department budget;
  • Recommend officer hires to the Board of Aldermen;
  • Oversight of Officers:
    • Perform limited disciplinary actions on infractions of policy, rules, regulations, laws or ordinances
    • Institute full dismissal or heavy sanctioning with the approval of the Mayor
    • Promotion and rank placement of officers with the approval of the Mayor
    • Evaluate the work performance and assignments of departmental personnel
  • Coordinate and supervise all regular department activities directed toward enforcing the criminal and traffic laws, regulations and ordinances of the State of Missouri and the City of Rich Hill;
  • Maintain working relationships with other law enforcement organizations including state, county and federal law enforcement personnel and with any other provider furnishing services that may enhance the quality of life in the community;
  • Supervise, direct and assist with investigation work in major crimes, accidents and other unusual incidents;
  • Perform patrol officer’s routine law enforcement and patrol duties as necessary for the efficient operation and maintenance of established service levels;
  • Update and maintain department equipment such as police cruisers, firearms, communications equipment and uniforms;
  • Report to the mayor police operations and officer for misconduct as required;
  • Attend assigned Board of Aldermen meetings and prepare the monthly activity report;
  • Perform related duties and responsibilities as required.


  1. In the discharge of his duties, the Chief of Police shall be subject only to the Mayor.


Section 2 –   Working Hours

The Chief of Police shall work 40 hours per week.  A workweek shall begin at 7:00 a.m. on Monday and end the following Monday at 6:59 a.m.

Section 3 – Salary

The Chief of Police shall be paid a salary at an hourly rate to be set by the Board of Alderman.  Salary shall be paid weekly.

Section 4 – Benefits

The Chief of Police shall comply with the Work Rules and Procedures ordinance for the employees of the City.

Section 5 – Qualifications

The Chief of Police shall:

  1. Live within 10 miles of the city limits of Rich Hill;
  2. Be certified by the Department of Public Safety and meet the requirements of Peace Officer Standards Training.




Any ordinance or parts of ordinances in conflict with this ordinance are hereby repealed.


This ordinance shall be in force and affect from and after its passage and approval as provided by law.[i]


Read 1st time this 13th day of September 2016.

Read 2nd time this 13th day of September 2016.


This Ordinance was read, passed, and approved this 13th day of September 2016.




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Jennifer Perkey-Ewing, Mayor                                  Brittany Schenker, City Clerk                       


Ayes: Humble, Pilcher, Rich. Robb                                                               ……










[i] This ordinance replaces and repeals Ordinance No. 1402, enacted on July 9, 2013.