FPC - Board of Fire and Police Commissioners

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The FPC Board meets on the 2nd Thursday of the month at 8:45am in the Fire Station 1 Training Room - 130 S. Clinton.

The Board of Fire and Police Commissioners was created by the Board of Fire and Police Commissioners Act of the State of Illinois to provide a method in which personnel of the Fire and Police Departments could be taken out of the realm of political patronage in hiring and promotions; to afford reasonably satisfactory protection to public employees; and to prevent the discharge or suspension of employees for political or other inadequate reasons.

The Board is not involved in the day-to-day operations of the Fire or Police Department. The three primary responsibilities of the Board are:

  1. Hiring - advertising, testing (written, physical agility and oral) to maintain hiring lists;
  2. Discipline - request/hearings for suspensions of over five days which can include dismissal from the Department
  3. Promotions - testing and maintaining a promotion list for every rank for Fire and Police Department personnel (except Assistant Fire Chief, Fire Chief, and Police Chief).

The Board consists of 3 members and meets monthly on the second Thursday of the month at 8:45 a.m. Special meetings are held on an as-needed basis. The Board members are appointed by the Mayor with concurrence by the City Council. Members must be a City resident and no more than two members of the Board may be of the same political party. The Board is supported by the Human Resources Coordinator and is governed by the Illinois Municipal Code and the City of Collinsville Board of Fire and Police Commissioners Rules and Regulations.

Members of the Board of Fire & Police Commissioners are appointed to 3-year terms by the Mayor with the consent of the Council.

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