See Powers & Duties above. CURRENT MEMBERS: State Attorney or designee Public Defender or designee Chief Circuit Judge or designee County Judge or designee Chief Corrections Officer or designee County Probation or designee Board of County Commissioner - Chair
Each board of county commissioners shall establish a County Public Safety Coordinating Council for the county or shall join with a consortium of one or more other counties to establish a Public Safety Coordinating Council for the geographic area represented by the member counties. The Council shall meet at the call of the chairperson for the purpose of assessing the population status of all detention or correctional facilities owned or contracted by the county, or the county consortium, and formulating recommendations to ensure that the capacities of such facilities are not exceeded. Such recommendations shall include an assessment of the availability of pretrial intervention or probation programs, work-release programs, substance abuse programs, gain-time schedules, applicable bail bond schedules, and the confinement status of the inmates housed within each facility owned or contracted by the county, or the county consortium. The Council may also develop a local public safety plan for future construction needs. The plan must cover at least a 5-year period. The plan may be submitted for consideration to the local planning agency for the county, or the planning agency for each county within the consortium, at least 120 days before the adoption of or amendment to the Comprehensive Plan for the county by the Local Planning Agency pursuant to Part II of Chapter 163.
The Public Safety Coordinating Council shall consist of: State Attorney or an assistant State Attorney designated by the State Attorney. Public Defender or an assistant Public Defender designated by the Public Defender. Chief Circuit Judge or another Circuit Judge designated by the Chief Circuit Judge. Chief County Judge or another County Judge designated by the Chief County Judge. Chief Correctional Officer. The Sheriff or a member designated by the Sheriff if the Sheriff is not the Chief Correctional Officer. The State Probation Circuit Administrator, or a member designated by the State Probation Circuit Administrator, to be appointed to a four year term. The Chairperson of the Board of County Commissioners or another County Commissioner as designee who shall serve as Chairperson of the Council until the Council elects a Chairperson from the membership of the Council. If the County has such a program available, the director of any County probation or pretrial intervention program to be appointed to a four year term. The director of a local substance abuse treatment program or a member designated by the director to be appointed to a four year term. Representatives from County and State jobs program and other community groups who work with offenders and victims appointed by the Chairperson of the Board of County Commissioners to four year terms.
Duration of their terms of office.