According to Pennsylvania state law, any borough employing three or more members in its police department must establish a Civil Service Commission. The Commission is responsible for administering the Civil Service Examination to applicants for positions and promotion within the Police Department. It is also responsible for establishing minimum qualifications for such positions, testing applicants for Borough appointments, and holding hearings in cases of dismissals or reduction in rank of police officers.
The Commission is composed of three members appointed by Borough Council. The Civil Service Commission does not have regular meetings, but rather meets as needed.