Police, Fire & EMS Commission

Meetings
The Commission meets not less than quarterly at the call of the Chairman.

Agendas & Minutes
Agendas are prepared before each meeting. Minutes are available following approval.
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Members
The Police, Fire & EMS Commission consists of 2 members from each ward and up to 2 at-large members. All members have equal voting rights. All terms are 2-year, renewable terms.
  • Alderman Gussie Crawford (Chairman), Ward 3
  • Martin Willman (Regular Member), Ward 1
  • Donald H. Sanders, Jr. (Regular Member), Ward 1
  • Donald K. Larsen (Regular Member), Ward 2
  • Susan Crandall (Regular Member), Ward 2
  • Charles Etling (At-Large Member), Ward 2
  • Allen Allred (Regular Member), Ward 3
  • James M. Conrad (Regular Member), Ward 4
  • Ronald L. Jaudes (Regular Member), Ward 4
Responsibilities
The primary responsibility of the Police, Fire & EMS Commission shall be to make recommendations to and advise the Board of Aldermen on laws for furtherance of Police, Fire and emergency service protection for the citizens of the City. In addition, the Police, Fire & EMS Commission shall consider traffic safety matters and address citizen concerns with respect thereto. Secondary responsibilities include: 

1. Assist the Chief of Police and the Department in maintaining the highest quality and standards of police work;

2. Assist the Chief of Police by providing advice, counsel and action to maintain the standards of integrity, efficiency and morale in the Police Department.

3. Be advised of and review the performance of fire and emergency medical services within the City. 

4. Make recommendations regarding the comprehensive future planning of public safety services for the City.