The Board of Fire and Police Commissioners is required by Illinois Statutes and was formed by City ordinance in 1970. The Director of Human Resources serves as Secretary to the Board. Three members are appointed by the Mayor, subject to approval by the City Council. They serve three-year terms on a staggered basis.
The function of the Board is to conduct competitive testing for entry-level sworn Fire and Police positions and establish appointment eligibility lists. The Board may also be involved in promotional testing and disciplinary matters.
By State law, appointed members may not hold any lucrative office or be related to any elected official of government.
The Board meets on an as needed basis.
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