The Police and Fire Commission consists of five citizen Commissioners that are appointed by the Village President. Each year, one person is selected to serve for a five-year term. The Commission is governed by Wisconsin Statute 62.13 that provides them the authority to oversee Police and Fire Department personnel matters.
The current Commission includes Commission Chairman Michael Santimauro, and Commissioners: Carl Bahneman, Gerry Luisier, Karen Nelson, and Christine Wilczynski-Vogel. They set and maintain high standards for entry-level police officers and supervise the Police Department's merit promotional process.
The Commission is also responsible for reviewing department discipline and citizen complaints against department personnel. This helps ensure the department’s dedication to providing law enforcement excellence to the community.
Ensuring Compliance With Standards
The Commission reviews the department’s compliance with standards required by the Wisconsin Law Enforcement Accreditation Group (WILEAG) and helps to ensure the department’s dedication to providing law enforcement excellence to the community.