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Civil Service Commission

The Civil Service Commission enforces the rules and regulations approved by Borough Council. The Commission conducts examinations and certifies qualified applicants for positions and promotions within the Police Department and conducts hearings for police officers who appeal a suspension, removal, or reduction in rank in the Police Department.

New appointments and re-appointments usually occur in December or January annually.


Bill Christman
Lamb McErlane PC
24 E. Market Street
PO Box 565
West Chester, PA 19381

Meeting Schedule

The Civil Service Commission meets as needed. All meeting dates, changes, and/or cancellations are reflected on the Borough’s website calendar. Meetings are open to the public, and interested parties are encouraged to attend. Remote meeting information, including video and audio participation, is advertised on the Borough’s website under News. Those requiring special accommodations for in-person and/or remote meetings should contact the Borough Administrative Office at 610-828-1092 as soon as possible to make arrangements.


  • Size of Board: 3 Members
  • Term Length: 6 Years
  • Term Limit: None
Member Term Expires (6-Year Term)
Marty Eckert - Chair 12/2026
John Costello - Vice Chair 12/2027
Vacant 12/2029