14-601. Police; appointment; powers and duties of council.

The council shall have power, and it shall be its duty to appoint a chief of police, and all other members of the police force to the extent that funds may be available to pay their salaries, and as may be necessary to protect citizens and property, and maintain peace and good order. The council may appoint and define the duties of not to exceed two police matrons.

Source:Laws 1921, c. 116, art. V, § 1, p. 496; C.S.1922, § 3682; C.S.1929, § 14-601; R.S.1943, § 14-601.