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Proceedings and Acts of the General Assembly, 1874
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Police force.

SEC. 810. And be it enacted, That the said Board of


Commissioners be, and they are hereby authorized


and required, immediately on entering upon the du-


ties of their office, to appoint, enroll, and employ a


permanent police force for the city of Baltimore,


which they shall arm and equip as they may judge

Arm and equip

necessary under such rules and regulations as they


may from time 'to time prescribe, and the said board


shall have power to remove any police officer, officer


of police or detective, for the violation of any rule or


regulation which they may make and promulgate to


said police force, officers of police and detectives, said


force shall consist of one Marshal and one Deputy


Marshal of police for the City, one Captain, two


Lieutenants, two Turnkeys, and such number of Ser-


gents as said Board of Police in their judgment may


deem necessary for each police district in the city,


and five hundred men, which force may be in creased


at any time, if in the opinion of the board, the public


peace shall require, to any number, and for such pe-


riod of time they may think proper, by the employ-


ment of special policemen, who shall receive the sum


of two dollars and fifty cents per day for their services;


the period of appointment in the regular police force


shall be four years, unless sooner discharged for offi-

Term of service

cial misconduct, and whenever any officer of police,.


policeman or detective shall be appointed he shall


receive a commission, which shall date from the time


of his appointment, and shall hold good for four


years, unless sooner annulled by his dismissal from


the force; provided however, that if any officer of


police, policeman or detective, shall be incapacitated


from performing duty by reason of sickness or disa-


bility incurred in the line of his duty for six consecu-


tive mouths, he may at the expiration of that time be


dismissed from the force, provided further, however,


that the said board shall have the power to dismiss


said officer of police, policeman or detective, before


that time if in their judgment they may deem it pro-


per; the qualifications for the position of officer of


police, policeman, or detective, shall be good moral


character, sobriety, citizenship of the State of Mary-


land, ability to read and write, physical strength and


courage ; no person who has been convicted of any fe-


lony shall be eligible to the position of officer of po-


lice, policeman, detective or special policeman ; the

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