Public Safety Commission


WHAT WE DO

The Public Safety Commission's work includes: 

  • Reviewing all departments polices and procedures and makes recommended changes.
  • Reviewing all formal complaints of the departments and personnel as outlined in the city charter. 
  • Setting priorities within said departments.
  • Reviewing annual operating budgets of both departments, after the Mayor and commission have met with the chiefs to discuss the proposed budgets;
  • Reviewing capital budget requests of both departments, after the Mayor and the commission have met with the chiefs to discuss the requests, provided, however, that commission members may only inspect the departments on an annual basis in connection with the budget review or in relation to a written complaint from the public. (Inspections shall be made only after approval from the chief has been obtained to insure it will not unduly disrupt department operations.)
  • Final interviews for appointments and promotions of officers and men and women, in the police and fire department, shall be conducted by the commission and the chief. The chief shall submit his recommendations to the commission and the commission, if it does not agree with said recommendations, shall submit written reasons for not concurring with said recommendations to the Mayor. Appointments and promotions of public safety personnel shall be made in accordance with Civil Service Law and General Laws, and local hiring policy requirements as defined by the Mayor, respectively.

The commission operates under Section 6-11 of the City Charter.

MEETING SCHEDULE

The commission meets on the fourth Wednesday of each month at 6 p.m. at the City Hall Meeting Room, 14 Court Sq., Greenfield, MA 01301 and via Zoom (hybrid meeting). Please check the calendar for scheduled meeting information, including agendas and Zoom links.

PUBLIC SAFETY COMMISSION
Five seats / Three-year terms
NAME TERM ENDS
David Lanoie, chair December 2025
David Moscaritolo, vice-chair December 2024
Ed Jarvis, secretary December 2025
Maria Burge June 2026
Amy McMahan December 2024
Staff contact: Mayor's Office / 413-772-1560 City Hall, 14 Court Sq., Greenfield, MA 01301