Established to provide a board of civil service commissioners in cities having full-time paid members in the fire or police departments, or both; to provide a civil service system based upon examination and investigation as to merit, efficiency, and fitness for appointment, employment, and promotion of all full-time paid members appointed in the fire and police departments and respective cities; to regulate the transfer, reinstatement, suspension, and discharge of officers, firefighters, and police officers; to prescribe penalties and provide remedies, and to repeal acts and parts of acts.
This three-member commission is appointed as follows:
- 1 appointed by Mayor and confirmed by City Council
- 1 elected by Police and Fire Employees
- 1 appointed by the other 2 commission members
Term is six years.