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Chapter 84

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  84.450.  Board of police — office and furniture — seal — police districts — use of equipment. — 1.  The mayor and common council of such city shall be and they are hereby authorized and required to provide the department with an office and office furniture as they may need.  The board shall have and use a common seal.  The board may divide the city into the needful number of police districts and fix the boundaries thereof; provided, however, that the number of districts into which said city may be divided shall not exceed six.

  2.  The department, for all the purposes of sections 84.350 to 84.860, shall have the use of all buildings heretofore used by the corporate authorities of the city in policing the city and shall have the use of all scientific equipment, identification equipment, radio and communication equipment, signal systems, watch boxes, automobiles, trucks, motorcycles, firearms, office furniture, fixtures, and supplies, all records and correspondence, and all other equipments, accoutrements and other accommodations and things of whatsoever nature heretofore provided by the city for the use and service of the police and for policing the city, as fully and to the same extent as the same are now and may be used by or for the present police force; and the mayor and common council, and all persons and municipal officers in charge thereof, are hereby ordered and required immediately upon the appointment and qualification of the board to allow such use accordingly.

  3.  In case the mayor and common council of the city, or their officers or agent, refuse or neglect to allow such use when the same shall be required by the board, the board may apply to the circuit court of any county in which the city is located, in the name of the state of Missouri, for a mandamus to compel a compliance with the provisions of this section, and the application therefor shall be heard and decided by that court.  One week's notice of the application shall be given, and the respondent shall have the right to answer within one week, and if testimony be needed on either side, it shall be taken within ten days after the answer is filed or the week has expired.  From the decision of the circuit court in the premises either party may appeal within ten days; and it shall be the duty of the clerk of that court to send up the record immediately, and the appeal shall be heard by the supreme court, if then in session, and if not in session, at the next term.  In both courts the case shall be taken up and tried in preference to all others.


(RSMo 1939 § 7652, A.L. 1943 p. 727 § 7653, A.L. 1965 p. 199)

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