(a) The police reserve unit is hereby assigned the duty of preparing against the perils of life and property that may be expected to result from an attack by any foreign power during any war, or from any disaster that may threaten lives and property, and any duties assigned the members shall be deemed as training in preparation against such perils.
(b) In the enforcement of the penal laws of the United States and of the State of Nebraska, the penal ordinances of the city, and the county, and in the performance of such other duties as may be designated by the mayor, or the chief of police, every duly authorized member, while on active service, shall be deemed to have all the powers of a regular peace officer. During such tour of active service, such members, so appointed, shall possess all the power and privileges and shall perform the duties of the regular members of the police force of the city, assigned to them by the mayor or the chief of police. It shall be unlawful for any such members to attempt to carry out any order, rule or regulation promulgated by proper authority when not wearing regular uniform as prescribed or while not on active service as herein defined. Any violation of this section by any members shall cause immediate dismissal from the reserve.
Source: Code 1962, §§ 6-9-7, 6-9-8