The Law Enforcement Commission has the authority to examine all applicants whose applications have been referred to the commission as to their age, time of service, legal, mental, moral and physical qualifications and their ability to fill the office as a member or ranking officer of the law enforcement department. The commission also has the jurisdiction and duty to hear and decide all appeals of any disciplinary action taken against members and officers, all in accordance with the provisions of the Montana Municipal Police Force Law and the Butte-Silver Bow Local Government Charter, recognizing that Section 5.05(b)(1) of the Butte-Silver Bow Charter provides that the sheriff shall have the powers given to the mayor in a mayor-council form of government under the Montana Municipal Police Force Law, particularly Section 7-32-4153, Montana Code Annotated. For more information on the commission, refer to Butte-Silver Bow Municipal Code, Chapter 2.24.
There are five (5) members on the board, and each member serves a three (3) year term. The appointing authority for the board is the Chief Executive with concurrence by the Council of Commissioners.