Duties per Town Charter (Chapter IV Section 8):
There shall be a Board of Police Commissioners consisting of five members who shall each serve for a term of three years. Vacancies on said Board shall be filled by appointment of the Council upon recommendation of the First Selectman for the balance of the unexpired term. No person shall be appointed to the Board who holds an elective office or other appointive office in the Town of Monroe. No person serving on the Board shall seek elective office or accept another appointive office in the Town of Monroe. The Board shall be the policy-making unit and shall establish operational policy directives to be executed by the Chief of Police and shall have the duties and powers as are conferred or imposed under the provisions of this Charter and the Connecticut General Statutes.
The Board shall create a policy handbook as a record of Departmental policy, to include policy for appointment and promotion by examination, cause for removal in accordance with the Connecticut General Statutes, criteria for fitness for duty and other such policies as are deemed advisable concerning the operation of the Department. The minutes of the meetings of the Board may avoid revealing the details concerning privileged information relating to police investigation that would jeopardize the rights of individuals concerned. The Board shall review the general management and supervision of the Police Department and shall be responsible for property and equipment used in connection with the operation of the Department and shall evaluate the effectiveness and performance of the Department in executing enforcement of laws and ordinances governing the Town of Monroe, the enforcement of rules and regulations concerning the operation of the Department and the conduct of officers and employees with relation to policies set by the Board. The Board of Police Commissioners shall appoint the Chief of Police. The Chief of Police will be responsible for making recommendations concerning the hiring and removal of all Police Department personnel. In the case of sworn personnel, except the Animal Control Officer and Park Ranger, the Board of Police Commissioners will make decisions concerning the hiring and removal of such personnel. In the case of civilian members of the Police Department, the First Selectman will make decisions concerning the hiring and removal of such members of the Police Department, after consultation with the Chief of Police.
- Michael Vitello, Chair
- Daniel Hunsberger, Vice-Chair
- James Weinberg
- David Geismar
- Edward J. Deak, Jr.