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The chief of police shall be the chief executive officer of the police department. He shall be responsible to the board of police commissioners for the proper administration of police affairs and suppression of crime in such cities and the execution of policy pertaining to police affairs as determined by the board of police commissioners, and to these ends, subject to provisions in sections 84.350 to 84.860, he shall:
(1) Have the power to appoint, subject to approval of the board, and shall have the power to promote, discipline and suspend all police officers and policemen. The chief shall also have the power to appoint, subject to the approval of the board, and to promote, discipline, suspend or discharge such employees of the police department other than police officers or policemen as may be specified by resolution of the board. A report of all such actions taken (other than suspensions of less than fifteen days) shall be submitted to the board at its next meeting. Any such action for which a report is required which adversely affects any officer, policeman or employee, shall be reviewed by the board as provided in section 84.590;
(2) Be required to prepare and submit to the board on or before April first in each year a complete report on the administrative and law enforcement activities of the police department for the preceding calendar year, and such report shall show complete statistics of all police work in accordance with generally recognized standards in order to facilitate comparisons with other cities of the United States of the same population class;
(3) Prepare and submit to the board on or before January first of each year a complete report on the financial requirements of the department for the ensuing fiscal year;
(4) Perform such other duties as may be prescribed elsewhere in sections 84.350 to 84.860 or required of him by the board of police commissioners, not inconsistent with sections 84.350 to 84.860.
Cite this article: FindLaw.com - Missouri Revised Statutes Title VII. Cities, Towns and Villages § 84.500. Chief of police--powers and duties (Kansas City) - last updated January 01, 2018 | https://codes.findlaw.com/mo/title-vii-cities-towns-and-villages/mo-rev-st-84-500.html
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