Public Safety Civil Service Commission

Seattle's Public Safety Civil Service Commission (PSCSC) is a three member, impartial, quasi-judicial body. The Mayor and the City Council each appoint a member to Commission and City's Civil Service employees elect a member. Each Commissioner serves a three-year term.  An Executive Director and an Administrative Staff Assistant support the Commission and manages operation of the Commission's office.

The Commission meets monthly and all meetings are open to the public. Please click on the Monthly Meetings tab for a schedule of upcoming meetings. 


The Commission:

  • Hears appeals of sworn police and uniformed fire employees involving the disciplinary actions, examination and testing, and alleged violations of the City Charter, Personnel Rules and the Personnel Ordinance 
  • Administer oaths, issue subpoenas, receive evidence, compel the production of documents, question witness at hearings, and issue such remedial orders as it deems appropriate