Police & Fire Commission

About the Commission

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.

View Most Recent Agendas and Minutes


NameTerm StartTerm End
Rod Goldhahn - ChairOctober 2011May 2026
Reverend Marian Boyle RohloffAugust 2016May 2024
Ed DorffMay 2021May 2026
Rashad CobbMay 2020May 2025
John LauxApril 2022April 2027