As a Township of the First Class, the Lower Allen Township Board of Commissioners is required to appoint three qualified electors to the position of Civil Service Commissioner.
The Civil Service Commission:
- Responsible for preparing certified list of eligible candidates for the position of Police Officer for the Board of Commissioners. This list is created after a physical fitness test, written examination and oral examination. The candidates are ranked. Once the candidates have successfully completed the background investigation, a list of three candidates for each open position is presented to the Board of Commissioners by the Civil Service Commission.
- Responsible for testing qualified candidates for promotions within the Police Department. Ranks within the Police Department that require Civil Service testing are Corporal, Sergeant, Lieutenant and Captain.
- May act as a hearing board for appeals related to the hiring, promotion or discipline processes.
- Appointments to the Commission are six year terms.
Meetings are held when needed for the hiring of Police Officers or Promotions.
Christopher T. Pushart