The Commission (PFC) is a civilian board appointed by the Mayor and approved by the Common Council but work independent of those branches of government. By Wisconsin Statute, the PFC’s primary role is to staff the police and fire departments. This includes appointing the chiefs, reviewing and approving all promotions not governed by labor agreements, and making final hiring decisions for all new officers and firefighters. The PFC reviews and holds hearings concerning any contested disciplinary suspensions and all terminations of police and fire employees. Residents may file complaints concerning department members through the PFC here. The PFC has no day-to-day operational oversight of the police and fire departments unless specifically granted those powers by the Common Council.
How appointed: appointed by the Mayor and approved by the Common Council
Number of members: 5, 3 or less may belong to the same political party
Length of terms: 60 months
Agendas & Minutes
Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.