Police and Fire Commission (PFC)
Attend a Meeting of the Police and Fire Commission
Regular meetings on the second Monday of each month provide ongoing oversight of the Madison Police Department and Madison Fire Department. Meetings listed as “Special Meeting – Working Session” are specific to the Chief of Police recruitment process.
Police and Fire Commission (PFC) Complaint Procedures and Rules
- To file a complaint with PFC: PFC Complaint Form
- Rules of the Board of Police and Fire Commissioners of the City of Madison: PFC Rules
- Information on PFC: Roster and Staff Contact
Police and Fire Commission (PFC) Decisions
Note: This list and the attached decisions are a sample only and are not a comprehensive collection of all decisions by the Board.
In Alphabetical Order:
- Amesqua vs. Barlow
- Amesqua vs. Behrend
- Amesqua vs. Elvord
- Amesqua vs. Gentilli
- Amesqua vs. Greer
- Amesqua vs. Madden
- Amesqua vs. Patterson
- Amesqua vs. Reznikoff
- Amesqua vs. Wagner
- Durkin vs. Gilbert
- Lueders vs. Riley
- Tayler vs. Tieu, Sweeney, Coutts, Needelman
- Williams vs. Williams
- Wray vs. Grogan, 2006 Posted 11/27/06
- Wray vs. Grogan, 2008
- Wray vs. Henderson Re-Posted 03/29/07
Chief of Police Search 2019-2020
The Board of Police and Fire Commissioners of the City of Madison (PFC) has selected four (4) finalists who will advance in the hiring process for the position of Police Chief for the City of Madison. The PFC is pleased to announce the final candidates, together with a short biography and photograph from each candidate.
The PFC will conduct final interviews of the candidates on December 8, 2020. As a portion of the final interview process there will be a 35-minute recorded question and answer session with each candidate, which will be released for public viewing. The PFC utilized the community input received to date to inform all aspects of the search, but focused on this feedback to draft the questions for this section. With the assistance of the City’s Information Technology Department, the PFC intends to publicly release the 35-minute recordings of each candidate on December 9, 2020. The PFC will conduct all of the final interviews in closed session to ensure a fair process. Links to the recordings will appear below each candidate’s name once they are available.
The PFC will be holding a Special Meeting on December 9, 2020, at 5:30 P.M., to discuss and deliberate on the final candidates. In addition, a regular meeting of the PFC is scheduled for December 14, 2020, at 5:30 P.M., at which the PFC may continue its discussion and deliberation, if necessary.
The PFC is grateful for all of the community input that it has received during this process. The community input has contributed greatly to this process. The PFC has named the following final candidates.
Shon F. Barnes, PhD
Ramon S. Batista, Jr.
- Watch Q&A Session: Ramon S. Batista, Jr., City of Madison
- Watch Q&A Session: Ramon S. Batista, Jr., YouTube