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19-4434. Responsibility for enforcement of certain city ordinances transferred to department; contractual powers to enforce all ordinances, use city jail facilities and acquire city police property; transfer of records and prisoners; eligibility of city police officers for membership in department. On the first day of January next following the appointment in any county of the first members of the agency under the provisions of this act and thereafter, the department shall assume and shall exercise all powers, duties and responsibilities of the city marshal or chief of police and police officers of cities located within such county and cities a majority of the population of which is located within such county, including that portion of any such city which is located in an adjacent county, relating to the enforcement of ordinances prohibiting and prescribing penalties for the commission of acts which have been declared to be crimes under the laws of the state of Kansas. Any such city is hereby authorized to contract with the agency for the enforcement of all or any of the remaining ordinances of such city upon such terms and conditions as shall be agreed upon by the agency and the governing body of such city. The city marshal or chief of police of such cities shall transfer and deliver to the agency upon demand all records of the police department relating to the violation of laws of the state and ordinances of the city, responsibility for the enforcement of which has been transferred to the county department, together with the custody of all prisoners held for violations of such ordinances of the city. Any law enforcement agency may enter into a contract with any city located within the county for the use of jail facilities of such city and for the acquisition of city police vehicles and property upon such terms and conditions as shall be agreed upon by the agency and the governing body of such city. On the date hereinbefore fixed for the transfer of law enforcement authority, all police officers of cities located within the county holding law enforcement training certificates and meeting the minimum qualifications established by the agency may become members of the law enforcement department. Upon application therefor, all officers serving in city departments operating under civil service shall be appointed county law enforcement officers in the department.

History: L. 1972, ch. 91, § 11; L. 1974, ch. 132, § 2; March 26.

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