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(A) There is hereby created a Board of Police Commissioners consisting of three members. They shall be officers of the municipality as provided by statute.
(B) The Board of Police Commissioners shall be appointed by the President of the village, by and with the consent of the Board of Trustees. The terms of office of the members of the Board of Police Commissioners shall be three years and until their respective successors shall be appointed and qualified; provided, that no appointments shall be made by any President within 30 days before the expiration of his or her term of office; and provide further, that the President shall appoint the first members of the Board, one of whom is appointed to serve until the end of the current municipal year in which the appointment is made, another shall serve until the end of the municipal year next ending, and the third shall serve until the end of the municipal year second next ensuing; provide, that each of the first members of the Board shall serve until his or her successor is appointed and qualified. The members of the Board shall be paid compensation as the President and Board of Trustees shall from time to time provide.
(C) The members of the Board of Police Commissioners shall have such qualifications as are now or may hereafter be required of them by law. Each member of the Board of Police Commissioners shall take oath or affirmation of office. The members of the Board of Police Commissioners shall be subject to removal from office in the same manner as other officers of the village.
(D) (1) The Board of Police Commissioners shall have the powers and duties as are now or as may hereafter be given to it by law.
(2) The Board shall appoint all officers and members of the Police Department of the village, except the Chief of Police and Deputy Chief of Police, which appointments shall be made as provided by statute.
(3) All appointments made by the Board of Police Commissioners shall be as designated in the Rules and Regulations of the Board of Police Commissioners.
(4) The Board of Police Commissioners shall give preference for original appointment to persons designated in ILCS Ch. 65, Act 5, § 10-2.1-8 and as designated in the Rules and Regulations of the Board of Police Commissioners.
(5) The Board of Police Commissioners shall charge a fee for processing each application as may be set from time to time in the annual fee schedule.
(E) The Board shall make rules and make appointments and removals, except those herein reserved to the President and Village Board, and shall have other and further powers as is provided by statute.
(F) The Board may employ a secretary or may designate one of its own members to act as such. The Secretary shall keep the minutes of the Board’s proceedings, shall be custodian of all papers pertaining to the business of the Board, shall keep a record of all examinations held and shall perform such other duties as the Board shall prescribe.
(G) Notwithstanding any provision to the contrary, any member of the Board of Fire and Police Commissioners may elect to forego any, or all, of the compensation to which they are otherwise entitled for attendance at meetings of the Board of Fire and Police Commissioners. Any member of the Board of Fire and Police Commissioners desiring to forego compensation shall notify the Village Treasurer, in writing, of the election to forego all or part of their compensation and shall state the date upon which the election shall take effect and the duration of the election to forego compensation. Nothing in this section shall be construed to prohibit any Commissioner from rescinding the election to forego compensation, upon written notice to the Village Treasurer of their desire to rescind the election to forego compensation.
(1981 Code, § 3.14) (Am. Ord. 83-23, passed 12-5-1983; Am. Ord. 94-17, passed 7-5-1994; Am. Ord. 98-19, passed 10-19-1998; Am. Ord. 05-01, passed 1-3-2005; Am. Ord. 09-11, passed 5-18-2009; Am. Ord. 10-17, passed 5-3-2010; Am. Ord. 19-26, passed 7-22-2019)