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) 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.
Little Chute members are appointed by the Village President with confirmation by the Village Board at the Village's organizational meeting held the 3rd week in April.

Current Members of the Fox Valley Metro Police Commission

Little Chute Members
  • Scott Schommer - Current Term - 2011 - 2014
  • Bill Van Berkel - Commission Secretary, Current Term 2013 - 2016
Kimberly Members
  • Chuck Rundquist, Commission President
  • Kerry Ruhnke
Combined Locks Members
  • Laurie Verhagen
  • Mark Van Thiel, Vice President
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.