Chief of Police, James "Ed" Dyson
Powers and Duties of the Chief of Police
The marshall of the City shall be ex-officio chief of the police thereof. He shall in person, or by a policeman designated by him, attend upon the corporation court when in session, and shall promptly and faithfully execute all process issued from such court. He shall have like powers with the sheriff of the county to execute search warrants, and shall be active in quelling riots, disorder, and disturbances of the peace, within the City. He shall take into custody all persons offending in his presence against the peace of the City, or violating its penal ordinances, and all persons for whom he may hold a warrant or warrants of arrest, and shall have authority to take suitable and sufficient bail for the appearance of such persons before the corporation court. He shall arrest all person who obstruct or interfere with him in the execution of the duties of his office, and when necessary to prevent a breach of the peace, or preserve quiet and good order, he shall have authority to close, temporarily any place or building or public resort, and to prevent and suppress violations of penal ordinances of the City; and he shall have and may exercise, like powers and authority as the sheriff or the county in respect to the violation of any penal laws of the City or of the State.
CITY CHARTER, CITY CHARTER, ARTICLE VIII – DUTIES AND POWERS OF OFFICERS, SECTION 3