The Police Civil Service Commission is a 3-member group responsible for
overseeing selection processes for sworn officers and acting as a
hearing body for discipline and discharge issues for the Maplewood
Police Department in accordance with M.S. Chapter 419.
The commissioners are normally appointed to 3-year terms by the City
Council and volunteer their services as interested residents. The city
has a full-time Human Resource Coordinator that serves as a staff
liaison for the commission. The commission decides which of several
types of tests to use for sworn positions, the weighting of the exam
components, and the minimum qualifications. They also certify names to
the City Manager from eligibility lists and review and approve
background investigations for police officer candidates.
The Police Civil Service Commission is not a civilian review board. They
do not take complaints from the public nor do they review or conduct
internal investigations. They do not direct or oversee police operations
nor do they have input into the Police Department budget. They have no
involvement in compensation or benefits for the officers.
Meeting Times & Location
Meets on an as-needed basis
Maplewood City Hall
1830 East County Road B
Maplewood, MN 55109