Article VI:—police Officer.
section I:—It is further ordered, that it shall be the duty of the police-officer to superintend the police of the town, and to notice all offences against the By-Laws of the town, and the Statutes of the Commonwealth
, and to cause prosecutions to be forthwith commenced against the offenders.
And it is particularly enjoined upon him to complain of all idle and disorderly boys who misspend their time, and do not attend school, but who are in the streets without employment, during school hours.
Also, all boys who congregate together in the streets, and by noise, or otherwise, disturb the peace.
Also, all boys and young men, who assemble together in the streets on Sundays, to the annoyance of peaceable citizens.
And it is also made his duty, from time to time, to pass through the streets, alleys, courts, and public passages of the town, to notice all offences against the laws, taking the names of the offenders, to the end that the same may be prosecuted.