Board of Fire & Police Commissioners

Since Montgomery does not have a municipal fire department, this Board functions only in matters of the police department and is commonly referred to locally as the Police Commission. The Board consists of three individuals appointed by the Village President and confirmed by the Board of Trustees. Members serve a three-year term.

This is governed by the provisions of Division 2.1 of Article 10 of the Illinois Municipal Code.

Current Members

Kendall Wilson (Chairman)
Brian Baier (Secretary)
Jason Bragg (Commissioner)


All meetings are open to the public. Meetings are scheduled for the second Wednesday of each month at 7 PM at the Montgomery Police Department. However, meetings will be canceled if there is no business to conduct. Meeting notices and notices of cancellations will be posted at the Police Department at least 48 hours before the meeting.

Police Commission Duties

The Police Commission is responsible for the following: 

1. Advertise, accept applications, and conduct testing of police applicants to establish an eligibility list for the Police Department.

2. Conduct testing of current officers to establish an eligibility list for promotions within the Police Department.

3. Determine disciplinary action regarding officers when the Chief of Police brings charges against any member of the Police Department.

For more information, check out our page, Police Testing.