Police and Fire Commission

The statuary powers, duties, and responsibilities of the Ashland Police and Fire Commission are significant.   The Commission has the authority to:

  • Appoint, suspend, or remove the chief of the police department and the chief of the fire department
  • Approve all appointments made by the police chief and fire chief, including the promotion of subordinate
  • Approve competitive examinations used to judge suitability for appointment of subordinates
  • Approve each list of individuals determined to be eligible for appointment
  • Suspend the chief of a department or subordinates pending the filing and hearing of charges against them
  • Initiate charges against the chief of a department of any subordinate
  • Hear charges filed by the chief of a department or a subordinate, make findings and determinations, and impose penalties
  • Hear appeals of disciplinary actions initiated by the chief of a department against any subordinate

Current Commissioners

Name Term Expiration
Gordon Gilbertson May 6, 2024
Matthew Horning May 1, 2022
Kate Siegler May 1, 2023
Sarah Nelson Granley May 3, 3021