Civil service laws were created to assure that employees are hired and promoted on the basis of merit. A civil service commission is legally required in any borough that has paid police officers. Bridgeport Borough's Civil Service Commission assures the integrity of police hires and promotions by overseeing the testing process and creating a list of qualified officers for use by Bridgeport Borough Council in hiring and promoting police officers. When necessary, the Civil Service Commission also presides over hearings related to discipline imposed on police officers by Borough Council. The Civil Service Commission consists of three residents of the Borough who are appointed by Borough Council and who serve for staggered six year terms. Meetings of the Commission are not regularly scheduled and generally occur on an as-needed basis.
Peter DiSanto, Chair
Kevin Palmer, Esq., Civil Service Solicitor