Police & Fire Commission
Police Chief Search 2021In preparation for the upcoming Police Chief selection process, the Fitchburg Police and Fire Commission is asking for input from Fitchburg residents, city staff, and community and business leaders regarding the traits, characteristics, and skills they feel are most important when selecting the City’s next Police Chief. Your feedback is important and will be used to help us find the most qualified candidates. The survey is available in English, Spanish and Hmong. If you need the survey provided in another language, please reach out to Sarah in Human Resources at 608-270-4211.
Call for Community and Staff Feedback
Accepting Applications May 25, 2021 through June 28, 2021
- 5:00 p.m.
- Third Wednesday of every month when needed
- City Hall, 5520 Lacy Rd.
Agendas and Minutes
Police and Fire Commission agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.
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Members serve 5 year staggered terms
The Board of Police and Fire Commissioners shall consist of five city residents. One member shall be appointed annually between the last Monday in April and the first Monday of May for a term of five years. No more than three members may be of the same political party. Before May 31 of each year, the board shall appoint by majority vote of those present and voting one member to be president/chair. Three members shall constitute a quorum.
Summary of Duties
The Board shall have the duties prescribed in Wis. Stats. §62.13: To appoint the Police and Fire Chief, approve the written protocol on hiring, promotion, suspension, demotion, and termination and to approve or disapprove the appointment of any subordinate by the Police or Fire Chief. Additionally, to distribute all rules relating to examination and qualification of police officers and firefighters, conduct examinations for appointments to the police or fire department, to suspend, reduce in rank, or remove the Police or Fire Chief, or any firefighter or law enforcement personnel for cause after hearing on charges filed with the board in accordance with the procedures of Wis. Stats. §62.13(5).
To make a formal complaint to the Police & Fire Commission, please follow the instructions and complete this form.
If you are unable to fill out the complaint form, please contact the Staff Contact of the Police & Fire Commission for assistance at 608-270-4211.