Civil Service Board
The Civil Service Board was established by the North Carolina Public Local and Private Session Laws of 1929, Chapter 124. At present, its principal functions are to evaluate and potentially approve new applicants for employment as submitted to the board by the Fire and Police Chiefs; to evaluate and potentially approve all promotions and demotions recommended by the Chiefs of both departments; to maintain a register of officers graduating from the academy; to hold hearings for employees of these departments who have been cited for termination by the Chief; to hold hearings for employees of these departments, upon their request, against whom charges have been brought by the Chiefs of the respective department; and to require that the departments investigate matters involving Police Officers or Firefighters in the public interest.
Members: 9 members (3 by Mayor, 6 by Council)
Term Length: 3 Years; Term Limit: 2 Terms
Meeting Day: 1st Tuesday monthly
Meeting Time: 4:00 p.m.
Meeting Location: Government Center Building (600 East 4th Street)
Time Commitment: 1 hour monthly; 2 to 5 hearings/year (lasting 1 to 3 days)
Stephanie C. Kelly 704.336.4515 firstname.lastname@example.org
Kirk D. McSwain 704.420.2774 email@example.com
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Qualifications for Civil Service Board Members:
- All applicants must be a registered voter in Mecklenburg County.
- Current and former City employees, and the spouse, parents, and children of a current or former CMPD officer or CFD firefighter shall not be eligible to serve on the Civil Service Board.
- Nominees are subject to a state criminal background check.
- Appointees are subject to City Council's Attendance and Anti-Harassment Policies.
- Appointees are subject to the Code of Ethics, Gift Policy and Disclosure Requirements for members of boards and must file a Statement of Economic Interest by February 1st of each year.
- Appointees serve on a voluntary basis without compensation.
Counsel to the Board:
Jill Sanchez-Myers, Senior Assistant City Attorney
600 E. Fourth Street, 15th Floor
Charlotte, NC 28202
Office of the City Clerk
600 East Fourth Street, 7th Floor
Charlotte, NC 28202
Civil Service Board - Rules of Procedure - Adopted 12.07.2021(PDF, 674KB)
City Charter, Article III. - Civil Service, Sec. 4.61. - Civil Service Board
Police Department Commendation-Complaint Process
City of Charlotte Boards and Commissions
Handbook for Board Members(PDF, 5MB)
Attendance Policy for Board Members(PDF, 839KB)
Code of Ethics & Disclosure Requirements(PDF, 96KB)
Statement of Economic Interest Form (PDF, 152KB)