Officers may appeal active suspensions to the CSB. This appeal must be submitted within 15 days. Officers who are recommended for termination by the Chief of Police are entitled to receive an automatic appeal to the CSB.
The CSB hearing is a formal hearing. Each party is permitted representation by an attorney. Evidence is submitted, witnesses testify under oath and the CSB members may also question witnesses.
The CSB may decrease or increase the amount of time an officer is suspended. Additionally, CSB can decline to accept the Chief of Police’s recommendation that an officer be terminated and return that officer to work.
To learn more about the Civil Service Board,
please review the guidelines for this board.