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19-4473. Same; general powers and duties of board. The board 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;

(b) provide for the appointment of such law enforcement officers and other agency personnel as deemed necessary;

(c) establish a job classification and merit rating system for the department and provide for the administration thereof by a commission appointed for this purpose in the manner hereinafter provided in this act;

(d) establish a schedule of salaries for the department with the recommendations of the director;

(e) 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 agency for the use of the board and department;

(f) enter into contracts with any political or taxing subdivision or districts of the state located within such county, for providing special or additional police protection within the boundaries of such political or taxing subdivision or district;

(g) enter into contracts with cities located within the county for the enforcement of specified ordinances, the service of any necessary criminal process from the municipal court and for the acquisition of city law enforcement equipment and property for the use of the department;

(h) enter into such other contracts with public agencies or private persons as may be necessary for effective and efficient law enforcement;

(i) lease facilities from any city or county public building commission established in such county;

(j) acquire and dispose of all property, equipment and supplies necessary for the operation of the agency;

(k) adopt rules for the operation and procedure of the board;

(l) adopt rules and regulations necessary for the organization and operation of the department;

(m) sue and be sued; and

(n) perform such other duties as may be provided by law.

In the execution of contracts authorized by subsections (e), (f), (g), (h), and (i) herein the board is empowered to enter into contracts with terms in excess of those of the members of the board. In the execution of all contracts authorized in this section, none of the members of the board shall be disqualified from participating in the contracts on the grounds he is a member of a board or commission that is a party to the contract.

History: L. 1974, ch. 130, ยง 6; March 26.

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