Fire & Police Commissioners Board

The Board of Fire and Police Commissioners of the City of Rock Island, Illinois, derives its power and authority from the Illinois Revised Statutes and Ordinances of the City of Rock Island in accordance with Sec. 2-231 of the local Code of Ordinances.


  • Regular meetings shall be held bi-yearly.
  • Special meetings may be called by the filing of a notice in writing with the Secretary of the Board or may also be called by the Chairman of the Board.
  • Per ordinance, public comment rules apply and notices of these meetings shall be posted and all parties notified at least 48 hours prior to the meeting date.

Commission Responsibilities

The Board of Fire and Police Commissioners has charge of examinations for membership in the fire and police departments and they, along with the Fire Chief or Police Chief, make promotions within the departments.

The Board also hears charges which may be brought against any firefighter of the City and, if the board finds any of the charges have been proven, may determine what punishment is appropriate.

The Board further acts as an appeal board to review any appeals of suspensions imposed by  the Fire Chief.

The Board also performs such other functions as provided by ordinance.

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available 48 hours prior to the meeting date. 
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Minutes are also available following approval. 
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  • John Hildreth
    Term expires April 2021
  • Greg Hass
    Term expires April 2022


  • John Wright 
    Term expires April 2023