Police Commission

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The Board of Police Commissioners consists of five citizens of Bridgeton, who are appointed by the Mayor and approved by the City Council for a term of two years. Also, one elected official of the City Council acts as ex officio to the board. As provided by City Charter, it is the responsibility of the Commission to publish and update a manual of Rules and Regulations for the conduct of police personnel. The Commission meets regularly at the city hall on the third Monday of each month.

In addition to the timely review and promulgation of policy for the conduct of the police department, the Commission is responsible for the selection of candidates for the position of police officer. Furthermore, the Commission makes certification of promotions within the department, as rank vacancies occur, and serves as the hearing board for citizen complaints, employee appeals and grievances, according to the Rules and Regulations of the Police Department.