Municipal Fire & Police Civil Service Board
The Leesville Municipal Fire and Police Civil Service Board represents the citizens of Leesville in civil service matters. The Board promotes efficiency in dispatch of public business, and assures fair and impartial treatment for all classified civil service employees. You may contact the Civil Service Board by email, by phone at 337-424-8241, or by mail P.O. Box 290 Leesville, LA 71496.
The Board shall:
- Robert Blow, Chairman
- Ben Burwell, Co-Chairman and Police Representative
- Eric Baker, Fire Representative
- Steven Womack, Higher Learning Representative
- Sheri Wilhelm, Higher Learning Representative
- Karen McInnis, Board Secretary
Duties of the Board
The Board shall:
- Represent the public interest in matters of personnel administration in the fire and police services of the said municipal government.
- Advise and assist the governing body, mayor, commissioner of public safety, and the chiefs of the fire and police departments of the municipality, with reference to the maintenance and improvement of personnel standards and administration in the fire and police services, and the classified system.
- Advise and assist the employees in the classified service with reference to the maintenance, improvement, and administration of personnel matters related to any individual or group of employees.
- Make, at the direction of the mayor, commissioner of public safety, chief of either the fire or police department, or upon the written petition of any citizen for just cause, or upon its own motion, any investigation concerning the administration of personnel or the compliance with the provisions of this Part in the said municipal fire and police services; review, and modify or set aside upon its own motion, any of its actions; take any other action which it determines to be desirable or necessary in the public interest, or to carry out effectively the provisions and purposes of this Part.
- Conduct investigations and pass upon complaints by or against any officer or employee in the classified service for the purpose of demotion, reduction in position or abolition thereof, suspension or dismissal of the officer or employee, in accordance with the provisions of this Part.
- Hear and pass upon matters which the mayor, commissioner of public safety, the chiefs of the departments affected by this Part, and the state examiner of municipal fire and police civil service bring before it.
- Make, alter, amend, and promulgate rules necessary to carry out effectively the provisions of this Part.
- Adopt and maintain a classification plan. The classification plan shall be adopted and maintained by rules of the board.
- Make reports to the governing body, either upon its own motion or upon the official request of the governing body, regarding general or special matters of personnel administration in and for the municipal fire and police services of the municipality, or with reference to any appropriation made by the governing body for the expenses incidental to the operation of the board.