Board of Public Safety

Board of Public Safety

The Board of Public Safety meets every third Wednesday at 9:15 a.m. on the 13th floor of the County-City Building, Room 1308.

View the Board of Public Safety Meeting Schedule.

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
  • Approving contracts for the Police and Fire Departments

Board of Public Safety Members:

  • Laura A. Vasquez, President
  • Eddie L. Miller, Member
  • John Collins, Member
  • Luther Taylor, Member
  • Daniel Jones, Member
  • Linda M. Martin, Clerk