Police and Fire Commission (PFC)
Chief of Police Search 2019-2020
The Board of Police and Fire Commissioners is conducting the important task of searching for a new Chief of Police for our City. To date, the Board has engaged in significant planning efforts and is working diligently towards hiring Chief Koval’s successor. The Board has held several meetings to discuss the general process and timeline and will be scheduling a working session each month to focus specifically on this subject. In addition to the working sessions, the Board anticipates that it will engage in numerous other efforts to ensure community engagement in this process.
At its Special Meeting on November 21, 2019, Local Voices Network (LVN) presented to the Board on how it can assist the Board with obtaining community input regarding our next Chief of Police. The Board anticipates that it will work with LVN for this purpose, particularly as it relates to members of the public who would be more comfortable providing input in a small group setting.
In addition to working with LVN, the Board will also be scheduling four (4) public listening sessions, to be held in different parts of the City, in publicly accessible locations. At the public listening sessions, members of the public may offer comments to the Board.
The Board also invites written comments from the community regarding what the Board should be looking for in the next Chief of Police. Written comments may be submitted electronically to the following e-mail address: PoliceChiefSearch@cityofmadison.com.
Further, the Board anticipates that it will seek direct input from current employees of the City of Madison, academic and professional experts, and various organizations.
The Board welcomes your input as we carry out this very important task. It is not uncommon for this process to take approximately 6-12 months. The Board is working diligently and carefully to ensure that it finds a candidate who meets the needs of our City
Attend a Meeting of the Police and Fire Commission
Regular meetings on the second Monday of each month provide ongoing oversight of the Madison Police Department and Madison Fire Department. Meetings listed as “Special Meeting – Working Session” are specific to the Chief of Police recruitment process.
Members of the public are always allowed to speak for up to three minutes at the start of every PFC meeting.
Police and Fire Commission (PFC) Complaint Procedures and Rules
- To file a complaint with PFC: PFC Complaint Form
- Rules of the Board of Police and Fire Commissioners of the City of Madison: PFC Rules
- Information on PFC: Roster and Staff Contact
Police and Fire Commission (PFC) Decisions
Note: This list and the attached decisions are a sample only and are not a comprehensive collection of all decisions by the Board.
In Alphabetical Order:
- Amesqua vs. Barlow
- Amesqua vs. Behrend
- Amesqua vs. Elvord
- Amesqua vs. Gentilli
- Amesqua vs. Greer
- Amesqua vs. Madden
- Amesqua vs. Patterson
- Amesqua vs. Reznikoff
- Amesqua vs. Wagner
- Durkin vs. Gilbert
- Lueders vs. Riley
- Tayler vs. Tieu, Sweeney, Coutts, Needelman
- Williams vs. Williams
- Wray vs. Grogan, 2006 Posted 11/27/06
- Wray vs. Grogan, 2008
- Wray vs. Henderson Re-Posted 03/29/07