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Civil Service Board​Civil Service Board

​The Civil Service Board was established by the North Carolina Public Local and Private Session Laws of 1929, Chapter 124.  At present, its principal functions are to evaluate and potentially approve new applicants for employment as submitted to the board by the Fire and Police Chiefs; to evaluate and potentially approve all promotions and demotions recommended by the Chiefs of both departments; to maintain a register of officers graduating from the academy; to hold hearings for employees of these departments who have been cited for termination by the Chief; to hold hearings for employees of these departments, upon their request, against whom charges have been brought by the Chiefs of the respective department; and to require that the departments investigate matters involving Police Officers or Firefighters in the public interest.

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Board Information          

Membership: 
Members:  9 members (3 by Mayor, 6 by Council)
Term Length:  3 Years; Term Limit:  2 Terms

Meeting Information:
Meeting Day: 1st Tuesday monthly
Meeting Time: 4:00 p.m.
Meeting Location: Government Center Building (600 East 4th Street)
Time Commitment: 1 hour monthly; 2 to 5 hearings/year (lasting 1 to 3 days)

Staff Advisor:
Stephanie C. Kelly • 704-336-2248 • sckelly@charlottenc.gov
Kay Golden  • 704-336-7494  •  kay.golden@charlottenc.gov

Counsel to the Board:
Catherine Cooper, Senior Assistant City Attorney

600 E. Fourth Street, 7th Floor
Charlotte, NC 28202
Phone:  704-432-4761 
Email:  clcooper@charlottenc.gov

Correspondence:
Office of the City Clerk
600 East Fourth Street, 7th Floor
Charlotte, NC 28202

Phone:  704-336-2248
Fax: 704-336-7588
Email:  boards@charlottenc.gov

Additional Information:
City Charter, Article III. - Civil Service, Sec. 4.61. - Civil Service Board

Police Department Commendation-Complaint Process

Resources:   
City of Charlotte Boards and Commissions
Handbook for Board Members
Attendance Policy for Board Members
Code of Ethics & Disclosure Requirements
Statement of Economic Interest Form

Board Members
  
  
  
Jason A McGrathChairpersonCity Council
Karen  BurkeVice ChairpersonCity Council
Clement L Abernethy IIIBoard MemberMayor
Tom E. BaldwinBoard MemberCity Council
Lisa CrawfordBoard MemberMayor
Ashley HewittBoard MemberCity Council
Brenda JohnsonBoard MemberCity Council
Lee RatliffBoard MemberMayor
VacantBoard MemberCity Council
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Qualifications for Civil Service Board Members:

  • All applicants must be a registered voter in Mecklenburg County.
  • Current and former City employees, and the spouse, parents, and children of a current or former CMPD officer or CFD firefighter shall not be eligible to serve on the Civil Service Board.
  • Nominees are subject to a state criminal background check.
  • Appointees are subject to City Council's Attendance and Anti-Harassment Policies.
  • Appointees are subject to the Code of Ethics, Gift Policy and Disclosure Requirements for members of boards and must file a Statement of Economic Interest by February 1st of each year.
  • Appointees serve on a voluntary basis without compensation.

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 the City Clerk's Office  at  704-336-2248 or email boards@charlottenc.gov