Board of Police Commissioners

This Board is charged with the duty to appoint, promote, discipline, and remove all sworn officers of the Police Department in accordance with State statute, with the exception of the Police Chief.

It consists of three (3) residents of the City who are appointed by the Mayor with the advice and consent of the City Council. Members serve a term of three years and until their successors are appointed.

Staff liaison: Police Chief

Board Members:

  • Ben Baer               - Appointed 2012, Current Term expires 2021
  • Dan Silverthorn      - Appointed 2017, Current Term expires 2020
  • Dave Woith            - Appointed 2013, Current Term expires 2019

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