The Board of Public Safety acts as the administrative agency for the South Bend Police and Fire Departments. The Board is comprised of five members and the Clerk. The Board of Public Safety has exclusive control over the following:
Adopting policies applicable to the Police and Fire Departments
Adopting general and special orders to the Police and Fire Departments
Approving the employment and training of police officers and firefighters
Swearing in of police officers and firefighters upon completion of training
Disciplinary actions for police officers and firefighters
Approving police and fire coverage to newly annexed or other areas
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