Fire & Police Commissioners

Regular Meetings

  • 4 p.m.
  • The 3rd Thursday of every month (No meeting July, Nov, Dec)
  • East Moline City Hall
    915 16th Avenue
    East Moline, IL 61244


  • Luis Puentes, Chairman
  • James Chadwick, Secretary
  • Mark Polite, Member


The Board of Fire and Police Commissioners derives its authority from the Illinois Municipal Code, Illinois Compiled Statues, and the City of East Moline Code of Ordinances. The responsibility of the commissioners is to establish and adopt rules and regulations pertaining to:

  • Grounds for disqualification of applicants
  • Grant and use of military credits for original and promotional appointments
  • Hearing procedures for the removal or discharge of probationary officers
  • Procedures for the issuance of departmental discipline under the board’s appellate jurisdiction
  • Hearing procedures for nondisciplinary discharges as established by ordinance or memoranda of understanding
  • Establishment and maintenance of original eligibility registers and duration for original eligibility registers; provided, no eligibility register shall be valid for a period longer than three years