Board of Fire and Police Commissioners

The Board of Fire and Police Commission (BFPC) of the City of St. Charles derives its authority from the Illinois Municipal Code, Illinois Compiled Statutes, and from City of St. Charles Municipal Code. Their responsibilities include the following:

  • To recruit, select, and appoint qualified candidates to fill vacancies for original appointment of Police Officer or Firefighter/Paramedic.
  • To determine testing and selection processes that allow qualified employees to participate in the promotional process for the position of Police Sergeant in the Police Department or Fire Lieutenant, Fire Captain, and Battalion Chief in the Fire Department.
  • To conduct disciplinary hearings or appeals of disciplinary action in the Police and Fire Departments for sworn personnel.
Default meeting location: 
Century Station
112 N. Riverside Avenue
City Training Room, Basement
St Charles, IL 60174
Meeting frequency: 
Second Monday of each month at 5:00 PM

Member Term

Member Term: 
3 years


Term Expires
Mary Jo Knipp Member 2027
Wedge Lazenby Member 2026
Geoff Pretkelis Member 2025
Patrick Reed Chair 2025
Anthony Stancati Secretary 2026