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19-4429. Agency powers. The agency shall be responsible for the enforcement of law and the providing of police protection throughout the county and for this purpose is hereby authorized to:

(a) Appoint and establish the salary and compensation of a law enforcement director for the county;

(b) Authorize and provide for the appointment of such law enforcement officers and other personnel as the agency shall deem necessary to carry out the intent of this act;

(c) Establish a job classification and merit rating system for law enforcement officers and provide for the administration thereof by county or city personnel;

(d) Establish a schedule of salaries for law enforcement officers and other personnel;

(e) Hear and affirm or revoke orders of the director providing for the suspension or dismissal of law enforcement officers;

(f) Authorize the acquisition and disposition of equipment and supplies necessary for the operation of the agency and department;

(g) Require the keeping of proper law enforcement records and files by the department;

(h) Adopt and certify to the board of county commissioners of the county a budget for the operation of the agency and department;

(i) Enter into contracts for and receive moneys from any private organization or agency, the federal government or the state or any political or taxing subdivision thereof on behalf of the county for the use of the agency and department;

(j) Receive vehicles, equipment and supplies from the county sheriff's department for the use of the law enforcement department;

(k) Sell police vehicles belonging to the law enforcement department and credit the proceeds to a separate fund to be expended for the operation of the county law enforcement agency and department;

(l) Enter into contracts with any political or taxing subdivisions or districts of the state located within such county, empowered to enter into a contract for such purpose, for providing special police protection within the boundaries of such political or taxing subdivision or district;

(m) Enter into contracts with cities located within the county for the enforcement of specified ordinances or the acquisition of city law enforcement equipment and property for the use of the department;

(n) Adopt rules and regulations necessary for the organization and operation of the agency and department; and

(o) Perform such other duties as may be provided by law.

History: L. 1972, ch. 91, § 6; L. 1978, ch. 89, § 2; July 1.

Attorney General's Opinions:

Riley county commissioner as retail liquor licensee. 86-99.

Property used by county sheriff's office purchased with county general funds is not property belonging to county law enforcement department. 95-11.

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