Police Civil Service Board




This Board shall consist of three (3) citizens, who shall be elected by the Mayor, for a term of four (4) years or until their successors are elected and qualified.  Any person who is a registered elector of the City may be appointed to one (1) or more Civil Service Board.  No City officer, official or employee shall be eligible for appointment to any Civil Service Board, per 53 P.S. 39402, as amended.

The Civil Service Board is responsible for preparing the Eligibility List from which the City can hire.  Members of the Board will also be included in the Promotion Process for all ranks of the Altoona Police Department.

Enabling Legislation

Third Class City Code, Section 4402, and 53 P.S. 39401.


  • Janice Freehling, Chief of Police 
  • Anne Rito, Human Resources Department


This Board meets as needed for test purposes.


 Police Civil Service Board Members

  • Donald Belsey
    1918 Juniata Gap Road
    Altoona PA 16601-5364
    Residence Phone: 814-946-4802
    Resolution: #0017-15
    Term End: January 2019
  • Mitch Cooper
    2516 Quail Avenue
    Altoona PA 16602
    Residence Phone: 814-944-8577
    Resolution: 1/11/17
    Term End: January 2021
  • Timothy Yingling
    1631 Van Buren Avenue
    Altoona PA 16602
    Residence Phone: 814-942-1288
    Resolution: #0032-14
    Term End: January 2018