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3.20.190 Application, Oath of Office, Compensation and Equipment of Police Reserves.

(Amended by Ordinance Nos. 143623, 164223 and 189635, effective August 31, 2019.)

A.  Each new sworn member of the police reserve shall complete an application provided by the Chief of Police, giving such data concerning their age, weight, identification, residence, occupation, previous experience in police work, if any, citizenship, and other data as the Chief of Police may find necessary or convenient, including fingerprinting for better identification. 

B.  Sworn members of such police reserve shall not be compensated unless specifically authorized and provided by the Council. 

C.  Upon appointment each sworn member of the police reserve shall take an oath of office, and such oath shall be filed with the City Auditor.

D.  Sworn members of the police reserve shall serve at the pleasure of the Chief of Police and shall wear a uniform prescribed by the Chief of Police.  They shall perform the duties and take training as directed by the Chief of Police.  They shall observe the rules of deportment and conduct applicable to paid police officers.  They shall, in the performance of their duties, be subject to the orders of commanding officers as designated by the Bureau of Police.  They shall, at all times, cooperate with paid police officers in the performance of their duties.  While on any authorized assignment, they shall be covered by the City’s self-insurance, as authorized under the provisions of the Oregon State Workers’ Compensation Act.  The insurance shall be in a form approved by the City Attorney.  It is unlawful for any person whose appointment has been terminated to retain possession of or refuse to return any badge, identification or equipment issued to such person after demand for the return has been made by the Mayor, Chief of Police or anyone acting under and by the authority of the Mayor or Chief of Police.  Sworn members of the police reserve shall be subject to police duty only when authorized by the Chief of Police or designee.