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2.82.040 Commissions.
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The Chief of Police is authorized to issue the following commissions of law enforcement authority:

A. Full commissions shall be issued to all general authority police officers in the police department who are employed on a full time, fully compensated basis.

B. In the event the City employs officers to enforce parking, animal control, and nuisance laws, limited commissions shall be issued to such officers who are employed on a full time, fully compensated basis. Said commissions shall authorize such officers to enforce the parking, animal control, and nuisance laws of the City.

C. In the event the City employs custody officers, limited commissions shall be issued to such custody officers authorizing them to enforce all criminal laws relevant to the safe and secure operation of the City jail and the control of prisoners. Said commissions shall be effective only during the hours that a custody officer is on duty for the City.

D. Reserve commissions shall be issued to reserve officers as defined in Section 2.82.060. Said commissions shall be equivalent to full commissions whenever a reserve officer is called into active service. Said commissions shall be effective only during the hours that a reserve officer is on duty for the City.

E. Special commissions may be issued to peace officers of other jurisdictions pursuant to RCW Chapter 10.93.

F. A limited commission to volunteers to issue notices of infractions for violations of the City’s parking regulations pursuant to SMC 11.08. All such volunteers must be at least 21 years of age. In appointing volunteers, the Chief of Police may establish any other qualifications he deems desirable.

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