Board of Fire and Police Commissioners

Regular Meetings

  • 9 a.m.
  • 3rd Thursday of each month
  • Carbondale Civic Center
    200 S. Illinois Avenue
    Room 103
    Carbondale, IL 62901

Meetings and changes to this schedule will be made per the Carbondale Revised Code and the Illinois Open Meetings Act.

Agendas and Minutes

View Agendas and Minutes of the Board of Fire and Police Commissioners.


  • Randy Burnside
  • Tom Busch
  • Mike Dismore
  • Linda Flowers
  • John Michalesko


The Board of Fire and Police Commissioners is responsible for the following:

  • Administering entry-level police and fire examinations
  • Administering promotional police and fire examinations
  • Holding hearings of appeal on the suspension, removal, or discharge from the duty of any member of the Police Department or Fire Department
  • Recommending candidates for hire to the City Manager
  • Serving as an appeal board from any disciplinary action taken by the City Manager
  • Upholding, reversing, or modifying the action of the City Manager


  • Five members appointed by the Mayor with the consent of the Council
  • Chairman elected by other members of the Board

Officer/Firefighter Complaint Appeal Form