Police & Fire Commission

Establishment

Established in 1952 and created pursuant to Chapter 2.28 of the Whitewater Municipal Code as well as Wisconsin State Statute 62.13. 

Membership consists of five citizen members, appointed by the Common Council. Terms are for a five year period.

Scope of a Commission's Authority

The statutory powers, duties and responsibilities of a police and fire commission are significant. A commission has authority to: 

  • Appoint, suspend or remove the Chief of Police of the Police Department and the Chief of the Fire Department. (Section 62.13(3), Stats.) 
  • Approve all appointments made by the Police Chief and Fire Chief, including the promotion of subordinates. (Section 62.13(4)(a), Stats.) 
  • Approve competitive examinations used to judge suitability for appointment of subordinates. (Section 62.13(4)(d), Stats.) 
  • Approve each list of individuals determined to be eligible for appointment. (Section 62.13 (4)(a), Stats.) 
  • Suspend the Chief of a department or subordinates pending the filing and hearing of charges against them. (Section 62.13(3) and (5)(a), Stats.)
  • Initiate charges against the Chief of a Department or any subordinate. (Section 62.13(5)(b), Stats.) 
  • Hear charges filed against the Chief of a Department or a subordinate, make findings and determinations, and impose penalties. (Sec. 62.13(5)(d) and (5)(e), Stats.) 
  • Hear appeals of disciplinary actions initiated by the Chief of a Department against any subordinate. (Section 62.13(5)(d), Stats.)

Meetings

  • Scheduled quarterly: February - May - August - November

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to meetings. Minutes are available following approval.

View Most Recent Agendas and Minutes

Staff Support

City Representative- Police Chief
Aaron Raap
Phone: 262-473-1370
Email Chief Raap

Members

  • Citizen Member
    Jerry Grant
    Term expires: 2021
    435 W Starin Road
    Phone: 262-473-2214
    Email Jerry Grant
  • Citizen Member
    Glenn C. Hayes
    Term expires: 2023
    135 N Esterly Avenue
    Phone: 262-473-4036
    Email Glenn C. Hayes
  • Citizen Member
    Mwita Binagi
    Term expires: 2025
    219 Elizabeth Street
    Phone: 262-472-4444
    Email Mwita Binagi
  • Citizen Member
    Beverly Stone
    Term expires: 2022
    P.O. Box 291
    Phone: 262-473-4351
  • Citizen Member
    Amos Malone
    Term Expires: 2024
    1140 Bloomingfield Drive, Apt 14
    Phone: 262-945-1980
    Email Amos Malone
  • Citizen Member
    Greg Majkrzak
    Term expires: 2021
    1294 Tower Hill Pass
    Phone: 262-751-5094
    Email Greg Majkrzak