This 3-member board is appointed by the Mayor. The Board Administrator can be located at Police Headquarters, Room 101.
The forms can be found in the Document Center of the City’s website.
The Board of Public Safety holds their meetings at 1:00 p.m. in room 301 of the Civic Center. January through October the meetings are on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month. In November and December the meetings are on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday.
Citizens must contact the board of Public Safety to obtain forms. These forms have been removed from the City website. We apologize for the inconvenience.
The powers and duties of the Board of Public Safety are outlined in Indiana
State Code 36-8-3-2.
To view the Indiana State Statute that pertains to the Board of Public Safety follow the link below:
It reads in part: The Board of Public Safety of a city shall administer the police and fire departments of the city, except as provided by any statute or ordinance referred to in Indiana State Code 36-8-3-5. The fire and police department both have Merit Commissions established by City Ordinance 2.55.010.
To view the Evansville Municipal Ordinance that pertains to The Board of Public Safety follow the link below:
(Once in the above link, enter 2.55.010 in the search field to view the ordinance)
The above referenced ordinance outlines the following departments as the responsibility of the Board of Public Safety:
The Board of Public Safety approves all purchases and expenditures of funds for equipment and supplies.
They are also empowered to do the following:
City Ordinances that require Board of Public Safety Approval
The Board of Public Safety shall consist of three members who shall be appointed by the Mayor. Not more than two members shall be of the same political party. Two members of the board constitute a quorum. The president of the Board of Public Safety shall serve on the Mayor’s cabinet.
Please note that all traffic control, traffic flow, lane changes of a permanent nature are given to Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for study before action is taken by the board members.