The Commission is governed by Wisconsin Statute 62.13 that provides them the authority to oversee Police and Fire Department personnel matters. The Muskego Police and Fire Commission is a board consisting of five citizens appointed by the mayor to serve a term of five years each. The duties of the police and fire commission members are to appoint, suspend, or remove the chief of police and to approve appointments, suspend, demote, or discharge police officers. The police and fire commission is responsible for establishing a selection process and an eligibility list for entry-level positions within the police department. They are also responsible to hear appeals by police department members who have requested a hearing after being suspended by the police chief.