The Board of Fire & Police Commissioners (BOFPC) derives its authorities and responsibilities from State statue, 65 ILCS 5/10-2.1. The role of the BOFPC consists of conducting examinations for initial police officer appointments and certain police officer promotions and conducting hearings on charges brought against sworn officers of the Police department, but only officers not represented by a collective bargaining agreement.
Despite its identifier, the BOFPC does not govern the operation of the Police department, nor does it have any involvement in the selection of fire fighters or paramedics, as fire suppression and emergency medical services are provided by a separate unit of local government, not under the jurisdiction of the Village.
Board of Fire & Police Commissioners
Frank D. Letzia, Chairman
Louis V. Pavone