Police and Fire Commission


  • Are held as needed
  • City Council Chambers, City Hall, 222 Lewis Street, River Falls, Wisconsin
  • The Police and Fire Commission agendas can be found here.


  • Jon Longsdorf
    Term Expires April 2025
  • Mark Sams
    Term Expires April 2024
  • Lenny Austin
    Term Expires April 2028
  • Gary Donath
    Term Expires April 2026
  • Dick Rinehart
    Term Expires April 2027

Members are appointed by the mayor (subject to confirmation by the City Council) and serve five-year terms. They are compensated per Resolution Number 3041, dated August 22, 1997.


The Police and Fire Commission assist in selection of the Police Chief and Fire Chief, they approve appointments or subordinates made by Chief. The Commission carries out duties regarding employment practices, disciplinary action and dismissals.