Sec. 9-11. Citation program—Issuance of citations.

The fire marshal and designated members of the fire prevention bureau of the Woodland fire department has the discretionary duty to enforce a statute or ordinance made pursuant to Section 853.6 of the State Penal Code and subject to the provisions hereof.
A person may be arrested without a warrant whenever the fire marshal or designated members of the fire prevention bureau has reasonable cause to believe that the person to be arrested has committed, in the division chief’s presence, a misdemeanor violation of a statute or ordinance, which he or she has the discretionary duty to enforce. The fire marshal or designated members of the fire prevention bureau may issue a notice to appear and to release such a person on his or her written promise to appear in court pursuant to Section 853.6 of the State Penal Code.
The fire marshal and designated members of the fire prevention bureau will be the designated officers of the Woodland fire department to exercise such arrest and citation authority as to specified misdemeanor violation.
The chief of the Woodland fire department shall establish and cause to be administered a special enforcement training program designed to instruct those members of the fire department the division chief-fire prevention, who will exercise such arrest and citation authority, regarding the provisions of the statutes and ordinances to be enforced, the evidentiary prerequisites to proper prosecution for violation thereof, the appropriate procedures for making arrests or otherwise prudently exercising such arrest and citation authority and the legal and practical ramifications and limitation attendant thereto. The fire marshal and fire prevention designated members of the bureau shall be appropriately instructed to deposit executed citations or notices within the appropriate agency for filling with the court after review for legal sufficiency. (Ord. No. 1489, § 5 (part).)