Civil Service Commission

The Civil Service Commission is an oversight board, appointed by the Board of Commissioners for the purpose of overseeing the testing and eligibility criteria for all applicants for entry level positions and promotions within the Lower Swatara Township Police Department and is required by the PA First Class Township Code.

The Civil Service Commission shall have the power to make investigations concerning all matters touching the administration and enforcement of the approved regulations.  They shall have the power to issue subpoenas to require the attendance of witnesses and production of records.

All recommendations made by the Civil Service Commission for police employment eligibility, promotion, or discipline/dismissal are forwarded to the Board of Commissioners for their final decision. 

The Civil Service Commission is currently a five-member body that has three regular members and two alternate members.  Members may serve for two, four, or six-year terms.

The Civil Service Commission meets, at minimum, four times a year (January, April, July, and October) at publicly-advertised meetings.

NameTitle Term Expires
James Kazakavage

Chairman

12/2024

Nancy Avolese

Vice Chairman

12/2023

Paul Yoder

Alternate

12/2020

Cord Holliday

Alternate

12/2023