Police and Fire Commission

commission information

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


If you have questions or are interested in being a part of the Police and Fire Commission, please don’t hesitate to call the Clerk’s office at 715-682-7071, or complete a volunteer form (PDF) and drop it off at City Hall at:
601 Main Street W
Ashland, WI 54806

Current Commissioners

Name Term Expiration  
Daryle Tucker May 6, 2024  
Matthew Horning May 1, 2027  
Kate Siegler May 1, 2023 Chairperson
Melissa O'Connor May 2, 2026  
Ed Monroe May 5, 2025  
Council President   Ex-Officio Member