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3.20.040 Duties of the Chief of Police.

(Amended by Ordinance No. 138453; effective July 27, 1974.) The Chief of Police is a peace officer and must execute all processes directed to him by any magistrate of this State in criminal matters. He may make arrests for breach of peace or commission of crime within the limits of the City with or without a warrant as peace officers do under the laws of this State. He must exercise a vigilant control over the peace and quiet of the City. He shall exercise such additional powers as may be conferred upon him by the ordinances of the City to enable him to carry out the objects and purposes of this Charter.