Division of Police

135.01 Composition.
135.02 Use of uniform on duty only.
135.03 Age of original appointment.
135.04 Service to other political subdivisions.


Reductions, suspensions and removals - see Ohio R.C. 124.34 et seq., 737.12
Police Chief suspension - see Ohio R.C. 124.34, 124.40
Age and promotions - see Ohio R.C. 124.31, 124.44 et seq.
Chief of Police - see Ohio R.C. 737.06
Emergency patrolmen - see Ohio R.C. 737.10
Civil service application - see Ohio R.C. 737.11
General duties - see Ohio R.C. 737.11
Classification - see Ohio R.C. 737.13
Recovered property and disposition - see Ohio R.C. 737.29 et seq.
Resisting an official - see TRAF. 303.03
Impersonating an officer - see GEN. OFF. 525.03
False reports to law officers - see GEN. OFF. 525.02

The Division of Police shall be composed of a Chief of Police and such other officers and personnel as Council shall from time to time determine.

No patrolmen or other police officer employed in the Division of Police shall wear the uniform, cap or other insignia of the Division of Police when engaged in employment other that that of a patrolman or officer of the City.
(Ord. 1980. Passed 7-13-46.)


(a) No person is eligible to receive an original appointment to the Police Division, as a policeman or policewoman, unless he has reached the age of twenty-one years of age. No person is elibible to receive an original appointment when he is thirty-five years of age or older, and no person can be declared disqualified as over age prior to that time.

(b) These provisions shall not be construed to eliminate any other requirements established by law for original appointments.


(a) In response to a call from a mayor of any municipal corporation in Belmont County, Jefferson County, Harrison County, Guernsey County, Noble County or Monroe County, the chairman of the board of township trustees of any township located within such counties or the sheriff of any of such counties, to furnish law enforcement personnel, together with appropriate equipment and apparatus, as may be necessary to preserve the public peace and protect persons and property in the requesting political subdivision in the event of a riot, such aid shall be furnished to the political subdivision requesting it insofar as possible without withdrawing from the City of Bellaire the minimum police protection appearing necessary under the circumstances.

(b) In such case, law enforcement personnel acting outside the City shall be considered as performing services within the City for the purposes of compensation, pension or indemnity fund rights, Worker's Compensation and other rights or benefits to which they may be entitled as incident to their regular employment.

(c) The political subdivision receiving such aid may be required to reimburse the City for the cost of furnishing such aid, including compensation of personnel, expenses incurred by reason of the injury or death of any such personnel while rendering such aid, expenses of furnishing equipment and apparatus, compensation for damage to or loss of equipment or apparatus while in service outside the City and such other reasonable expenses as may be incurred by the City in furnishing such aid.
Nothing in this section shall be construed as superseding or modifying in any way any provision of a contract entered into pursuant to Ohio R.C. 737.04.
(Ord. 783. Passed 1-22-76.)

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