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Fire Fighters' and Police Officers' Civil Service Commission

Fire Fighters' and Police Officers' Civil Service Commission

The purpose of the Fire Fighters' and Police Officers' Civil Service Commission (FFPOCSC) is to secure efficient fire and police departments composed of capable personnel who are free from political influence and who have permanent employment tenure as public servants. The Commission administers the civil service aspects of Chapter 143 in accordance with this purpose. State civil service laws (Chapter 143) apply to cities that have a population greater than 10,000, a paid fire and/or police department, and a citizen-approved adoption of civil service through an election. The City voted in 1987 to adopt civil service for the police and fire departments. The Commission develops, adopts, and enforces rules necessary to carry out the intent of the law.

The Commission is made up of three members who serve staggered, three-year terms. A person appointed to the Commission must be of good moral character, a United States citizen, a resident of the City of San Antonio for more than three years, over the age of 25, and have not held a public office within the last three years. The Commission members are appointed by the City Manager and confirmed by City Council. Commissioners may serve up to three three-year consecutive terms with additional terms subject to 2/3 majority approval of City Council.

The Commission holds regular meetings on the second Monday of each month. Special meetings may also be called for matters such as promotional test appeals, appeals of applicants to the fire and police departments, or disciplinary action appeals from fire and police uniformed personnel.

Liaison: Sarah Bilger – 210-207-8719.

Apply for the Fire Fighters’ and Police Officers’ Civil Service Commission here.

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