Chapter 21 POLICE*
Section 21-45 Definitions and rule of construction.
The following definitions and rules of construction apply to this article:
Board, when not otherwise specified, means the citizens police review
Community service aide means a uniformed civilian employee who does not have the power of
arrest and served in the Columbia police department with a position title of community service
Complainant means a person who files a complaint with the police department
or with the city
against a police officer
or a community service aide
Complaint means a written statement alleging misconduct of a police officer
involving interaction with the public.
"Misconduct" means any violation of federal law, state law,
city ordinance, city regulation or
police department policy, guideline, directive, rule, regulation or order in effect at the time of the
Notice shall be considered given when it is hand delivered or three
(3) business days after it
Police officer and officer means a commissioned law
enforcement officer, other than the
chief of police, who has the power of arrest and who serves in the Columbia police department.
(Ord. No. 20331, § 1, 7-20-09; Ord. No. 21157, § 1, 11-21-11
; Ord. No. 22142, § 1, 7-21-14
Editor's Note: The authority of the Citzens Police Review Board to review appeals from
police chief's decisions on alleged police misconduct shall only apply to decisions made by the
police chief after January 1, 2010.
(Ord. 22142, Amended, 07/21/2014, Prior Text; Ord. 21157, Amended, 11/21/2011, Prior Text; Ord. 20331, Added, 07/20/2009)