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BULLET St. Louis City Revised Code Chapter 3.66 Commission on Crime and Law Enforcement

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Chapter 3.66
Commission on Crime and Law Enforcement

Sections:

3.66.010 Established--Parts designated.
3.66.020 Advisory part--Composition.
3.66.030 Advisory part--Functions.
3.66.040 Operating part--Composition.
3.66.050 Operating part--Functions and duties.
3.66.060 Operating part--Organization and administration.
3.66.070 Cooperation of other governmental agencies.
3.66.080 Executive director and staff.
3.66.090 Gifts, grants and donations.
3.66.100 Crime solutions or judgments.

3.66.010 Established--Parts designated.

There is established an agency of the City to be known as the Commission on Crime and Law Enforcement. The Commission shall be composed of two parts, one to be known as advisory part, and the other as operating part.
(Ord. 55455 1, 1969: 1960 C. 35.010.)

3.66.020 Advisory part--Composition.

The advisory part of the Commission shall be composed of public officers, participating at their discretion, namely: the Mayor, the presiding judge of the juvenile division of the circuit court of the Twenty-Second Circuit, an additional judge of said circuit court selected by the judges thereof en banc, the Circuit Attorney of the City, the Prosecuting Attorney of the City, the President of the Board of Police Commissioners, and the Superintendent of Schools, and the president, vice-president and chairman of public safety committee of the Board of Aldermen, each ex officio.
(Ord. 55455 2, 1969: 1960 C. 35.020.)

3.66.030 Advisory part--Functions.

The advisory part shall act to advise, counsel, suggest, and recommend, as it elects, to the Mayor as to prospective undertakings of the operating part, and shall likewise evaluate for and make recommendations to the Mayor concerning reports, suggestions, and recommendations made by the operating part.
(Ord. 55455 3, 1969: 1960 C. 35.030.)

3.66.040 Operating part--Composition.

The operating part of the commission shall consist of ten members, termed "commissioners," appointed by the Mayor for a term of one year, to serve without a salary. In selecting commissioners the Mayor shall choose persons so as to fairly constitute the operating part as representative of all considerable factors and interests of the community relative to law enforcement and the administration of justice. The Mayor shall appoint one of the commissioners as chairman. The commission shall be appointed without regard to race, creed or color and with special consideration for the appointment of residents in the areas containing high percentages of victims of crime and municipal offenses.
(Ord. 55455 4, 1969: 1960 C. 35.040.)

3.66.050 Operating part--Functions and duties.

The operating part of the commission, under general supervision of an executive director shall make inquiry into the status of criminal activity within the city, including statutory offenses and municipal infractions of a criminal or quasi-criminal nature; and in this connection shall make inquiry into the incidence of crimes and develop improved, reliable means of measurement and cataloging crime by all helpful aspects.

The operating part shall determine actual methods, practices, and procedures, whether premised upon statute, custom, decisions or rules exercised by the executive or judicial branches of government in all their parts in law enforcement and the administration of criminal justice. The operating part shall determine the factual fidelity to or compliance with and the efficiency of such methods, practices, and procedures. In such inquiry the operating part shall consider the interrelations and coordination or the lack thereof of such branches within themselves and toward each other.

The operating part shall devise means, methods, practices and procedures for the improvement of law enforcement and the administration of criminal justice, either within the existing law, or upon suggested changes in the law, and shall deliver such matters in the form of written recommendations to the Mayor, together with necessary supporting matters.

The operating part shall devise ways and means to direct public attention to and to engender broad citizen participation in improving law enforcement and the perfection of the administration of criminal justice. The ways and means shall be embodied in written recommendations to the Mayor.

The operating part shall, upon direction of the Mayor, undertake to accomplish, as far as proper and possible, any recommendations adopted.

The operating part, may, upon the Mayor's approval, undertake to perform any other act or function within the general purposes of the commission or operating part.

The operating part shall have the power to compel the attendance of witnesses and the production of documents before its meetings. The chairman, when authorized by the operating part, may cause process to be issued and served by the city marshal. Wilful disobedience of the process shall be punished as for contempt by the city courts.
(Ord. 55455 5, 1969: 1960 C. 35.050.)

3.66.060 Operating part--Organization and administration.

The operating part of the commission under general supervision of an executive director shall organize itself to facilitate the conduct of its business. The work of the operating part may be divided and delegated to committees with each committee directed and controlled by at least one commissioner, but may have as many citizen committee members as the operating part deems efficient for its purposes. Each committee shall be under the general supervision of and report to the operating part.

The operating part shall determine the time and place of meetings and establish officers, other than the chairman, and procedures as it deems helpful. Business of the operating part may be conducted upon general notice, and approved by the director.
(Ord. 55455 7, 1969: 1960 C. 35.070.)

3.66.070 Cooperation of other governmental agencies.

As far as is lawful and without unreasonable imposition or interference with lawful duties and functions, each agency, officer, or employee of the state and city governments shall cooperate with and give all requested assistance to the commission or operating part.
(Ord. 55455 6, 1969: 1960 C. 35.060.)

3.66.080 Executive director and staff.

The executive director shall provide for the commission and staff offices, equipment, furnishings, supplies, and contractual services as he may approve as necessary for the proper functioning and accomplishing of the objects of the commission. The Mayor shall appoint the executive director of the commission to be compensated according to law, to serve at the pleasure of the Mayor. The executive director shall appoint other persons as necessary, and such employees shall be paid compensation according to law. The executive director shall supervise the work of the operating part and the employees of the commission, and he shall perform such duties and services as directed by the Mayor in furtherance of the objectives of the commission.
(Ord. 55455 8, 1969: 1960 C. 35.080.)

3.66.090 Gifts, grants and donations.

The commission or the operating part, on approval of the Mayor, is authorized to receive gifts, grants, and donations from private, governmental, and quasi-public sources and to make applications for the same and to adopt and agree to conditions and matters required which are within the general objectives and purposes of the commission. On the Mayor's approval, the commission or the operating part may expend or utilize gifts, grants, and donations in pursuance of the objectives and purposes of the commission or to defray proper expenses authorized by this Chapter. All gifts, grants and donations shall be deposited with the city treasury to the account of the commission and the comptroller shall issue drafts and warrants thereon.
(Ord. 55455 9, 1969: 1960 C. 35.090.)

3.66.100 Crime solutions or judgments.

The commission or the operating part shall not be authorized to investigate any specific crime so as to attempt to gather evidence for any solution, charge or prosecution, nor shall the commission have any authority to make pronouncements regarding individual persons.
(Ord. 55455 10, 1969: 1960 C. 35.100.)

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