City of Deer River Municipal Ordinances
2.203 Duties of police. Members of the Police Department shall enforce the ordinances and laws applicable to the City, bring violators before the County Court, and make complaints for offenses coming to their knowledge. Members of the Police Department shall serve processes on behalf of the City and shall serve such notices as may be required by the Council or other authority. When the City is not a party to the proceedings involved in the process or notice, the officer shall collect the same fees as provided by law for town constables. All such fees collected for service of process or notice made while on duty shall be paid into the City treasury; however, such fees collected for service of process or notice made when not on duty may be kept by the officer making such service.
2.204 Animal Control Officer. The City may appoint an Animal Control officer for the purpose of regulating and controlling animals within the City. Any officer so appointed shall perform his or her duties under the direct supervision of the Chief of Police. The officer shall have the authority to investigate complaints relating to animals within the City and to issue citations where there is probable cause to believe a violation of the City Ordinance or Minnesota Statutes has occurred.
2.2l0 Requirement to render assistance to the Police. Members of the Police Department, for the purpose of making any arrest by virtue of the ordinances of the City or state laws, may summon to their aid any person present and over the age of eighteen. It shall be the duty of such person so summoned to promptly respond and render all necessary assistance within his or her power to such Police. All persons who fail to promptly respond and render assistance to the Police when called upon, as provided in this section, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor.
2.2ll Unlawful rescue. No person shall by threats, force, or fraud rescue or attempt to rescue any person from lawful custody, or from an officer or other person having such person under lawful arrest.
Part Three: Fire Department
2.30l Establishment. The City shall have a Volunteer Fire Department consisting of a Chief, and not less than l5 nor more than 25 firefighters.
2.302 Election. The Chief, the Assistant Chiefs, the Secretary, and the Treasurer shall be elected biannually by the members of the Fire Department, subject to ratification by the Council. Each officer shall hold office for two years and until a successor has been duly appointed, except that he or she may be removed by the Council for cause and after a public hearing. Firefighters and probationary firefighters shall be appointed by members of the department, subject to confirmation by the Council. Firefighters shall continue as members of the department during good behavior and may be removed by