There is hereby created the Village of Pleasant Prairie Police and Fire Commission.
The Police and Fire Commission shall consist of five citizens appointed by the Village President. No appointment shall be made which will result in more than three members of the Commission belonging to the same political party. The members of the initial Commission appointed by the Village President pursuant to this article shall be appointed, respectively, for terms of one, two, three, four and five years. Annually thereafter (beginning in 1990), between the last Monday of April and the first Monday of May, the Village President shall appoint one member of the Commission for a term of five years. Any vacancy on the Commission shall be filled by the Village President for the balance of the term of the former member whose place is being filled. All appointments to the Commission shall be in writing and shall be filed with the Secretary of the Commission.
Three members of the Commission shall constitute a quorum.
Chiefs. The Commission shall appoint the Chief of Police and the Chief of the Fire Department, who shall hold their offices during good behavior, subject to suspension or removal by the Commission for cause. The Chiefs shall appoint subordinates, subject to approval by the Commission. Such appointments shall be made by promotion when this can be done with advantage, otherwise they shall be made from a list of eligible individuals provided by examination and approval by the Commission and kept on file with the Village Clerk.
Adoption of rules. For the purpose of choosing individuals on the eligible list, the Commission shall adopt and may repeal or modify rules calculated to secure the best service possible on the Village Police and Fire Departments. Such rules shall provide for the examination of physical qualifications, educational qualifications and experience of all applicants for positions on the Village Police and Fire Departments and may provide for such competitive examinations as the Commission may determine are appropriate. Such rules may also provide for the classification of positions and for special examinations for each such classification. Such rules shall specify the date on which they take effect. Thereafter, the selection of all persons to serve in positions on the Village Police or Fire Department, the conduct of examinations for positions in such Departments and the conduct of other matters dealt with in such rules shall be done in accordance with such rules.
Printing and distribution of rules. The Commission shall cause the rules adopted by it, and all amendments thereof, to be printed and distributed as it deems necessary at Village expense. One copy of such rules and any amendments shall be filed with the Village Clerk.
Record of proceedings. The Commission shall keep a record of its proceedings.
The Commission is subject to § 62.13(2) through (12), Wis. Stats. In accordance with § 61.65(3g)(d)2, Wis. Stats., the Commission shall be subject to those provisions of § 62.13(2) through (12), Wis. Stats., pertaining to a board of police and fire commissioners or to appointments, promotions, suspensions, removals, dismissals, reemployment, compensation, rest days, exemptions, organization and supervision of departments, contracts and audits, in accordance with the terms thereof and to the extent that such provisions apply to second or third class cities.