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Police & Fire Civil Service Board

The Board is currently seeking a Solicitor. For information regarding qualifications, please review the Board Solicitor Requirements. If you are interested, please send your resume to by Wednesday, November 24, 2021.

The Board's members are charged with developing the rules and regulations covering the City's preparation of Civil Service eligibility requirements for candidates to be considered for employment and promotion when vacancies occur in the Fire and Police Department.

Additional Information


The Civil Service Board holds their regular meetings on the first Friday of every month at 9:00 am.

Meetings are held at 435 Hamilton Street, Room 233, Allentown PA 18101.

The meetings dates for 2021 are as follows:

  • April 9
  • May 7
  • June 4
  • July 2
  • August 6
  • September 3
  • October 1
  • November 5
  • December 3


The City of Allentown provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment, and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type, without regard to race, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

Board Members
Pastor Gus Al-Khal
Term expires January 21, 2024

Rev. Lyn L. Langkamer
Term expires January 21, 2023

Term expires January 21, 2025
Alternate Members
Walter Felton
Term expires January 21, 2023

Yuvette Hailey
Term expires January 21, 2023

Janet Keshl
Term expires January 21, 2025
Board Solicitor
Thomas M. Caffrey, Esq.
Member Requirements
  • 3 Members
  • 3 Alternatives
  • 4-year Terms
If you wish to become a member of the Civil Service Board, please complete and submit an Application for Appointment.