Fox Valley Metro Joint Police Commission

Meetings of the Joint Police Commission
The Fox Valley Metro Joint Police Commission meets on a quarterly basis on the 2nd Tuesday of February, May, September and November at 6:00 pm.  Meeting are normally held at the Little Chute Safety Center. Check the meeting agenda to confirm location.   Additional meetings may be scheduled.
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Members of the Fox Valley Metro Police Commission

The Fox Valley Metro Police Commission is composed of six citizen members, two (2) appointed by the Village of Kimberly, two (2) appointed by the Village of Little Chute and two(2) through 12/31/17 appointed by the Village of Combined Locks.  Members serve a three (3) year term.  The members of the Commission shall elect a President, Vice-President, and Secretary and the President shall vote only when necessary to break a tie vote of the members.

Current Members of the Fox Valley Metro Police Commission



Little Chute Members
  • Scott Schommer - Current Term - 2014 - 2017 Email: ss@ezglideinc.com
  • Bill Van Berkel - Commission Secretary, Current Term 2016 - 2019 Email: lvb_21@hotmail.com
Kimberly Members (please see Village of Kimberly website for term information)
  • Chuck Rundquist, Commission President Email: crundquist@new.rr.com
  • Kerry Ruhnke
Combined Locks Members (terms due to expire 1-1-18 due to de-merger)
  • Laurie Verhagen
  • Mark Van Thiel, Vice President Email: myanthiel62@gmail.com
Duties of the Fox Valley Metro Police Commission

In accordance with Wis. Stats. Sec. 61.65 and other applicable statutes, the Police Commission has the specific power and authority to:

  • Conduct original entrance exams for those seeking employment in the Fox Valley Metro Police Department at the lowest ranks and to prepare an eligibility list;
  • Conduct examinations for specialized and supervisory positions in the Department when such positions cannot be filled to advantage by promotion and to open such examinations to the general public;
  • To approve or disapprove the appointments of the Police Chief; 
  • To appoint the Police Chief;
  • To conduct hearings on discharge or disciplinary actions within the Fox Valley Metro Police Department;
  • To sue or be sued where necessary to carry out an express power of duty.