Public Safety

Public Safety involves the protection of the general population from all manner of significant danger, injury, damage or harm, such as may occur in a natural disaster, and the prevention of the same.

Within a county, this protection is typically provided by emergency services departments that include, but aren't not limited to: the Sheriff’s Office, Emergency Management, Probation, 911 Coordinators, District Attorneys and County Fire Coordinators.

Many of these county emergency services create and initiate programs to enhance the productivity and professionalism of public law enforcement and public safety personnel in New York's counties.

White Papers and Reports 

 

Recent Resolutions

January 2018

  1. Resolution Calling on the Governor and the State Legislature to Provide Funding for the State Mandate Pertaining to Inmate Supervision/Drug Overdose Precautions at County Operated Correctional Facilities 
  2. Resolution in Support of Efforts to Improve Probation and Alternative to Incarceration in New York State to Protect the Public and Reduce Reliance on Prisons, Jails and Detention 
  3. Resolution Calling on the State to Reimburse Counties for the Temporary Detainment of Parole Violators at Local Correctional Facilities 
  4. Resolution Calling on Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Services, Office of Interoperable Communications, to More Equitably and Efficiently Release the Interoperable Emergency Communication Funds Authorized

February 2017

  1. Resolution Calling on Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to Create a New York State 911 Department that Supports County Public Safety Answering Points and Enhances Local Emergency Dispatch Services
  2. Resolution Calling on Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the State Legislature to More Equitably and Efficiently Impose the 9-1-1 Surcharge on All Wireless Communications Devices and Use Revenues to Finance County 9-1-1
  3. Resolution Calling on Governor Cuomo and the New York State Legislature to Pass Legislation that would Promote the Use of Video Conferencing for Court Appearances for Inmates Held at a County Jail
  4. Resolution Calling on Governor Cuomo and the New York State Legislature to Pass Legislation that Would Allow All Counties the Option for their Local Correctional Facility to Detain Persons Under Arrest Being Held for Arraignment
  5. Resolution Calling on Governor Cuomo and the New York State Legislature to Pass Legislation that Prohibits Civilian Drone Use Within One Thousand Feet of a Correctional Facility

September 2016

Resolution Calling on Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the State
Legislature to Plan for Next Generation 911 In New York State and Create A
New York State 911 Department that Supports County Public Safety
Answering Points and Enhances Local Emergency Dispatch Services

Resolution in Support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the Federal
Government to Continue Efforts to Receive Federal Approval to Provide
High-Need Individuals with Medicaid Coverage 30 Days Prior to Release to
Avoid Relapse and Recidivism

Resolution Calling on Governor Cuomo and the New York State Legislature
to Pass Legislation that would Promote the Use of Video Conferencing for
Court Appearances for Inmates Held at a County Jail

Resolution in Support of Efforts to Improve Probation and Alternatives to
Incarceration in New York State in Order to Protect the Public and Reduce
Reliance on Prison and Jails


February 2016

  1. Resolution Calling on Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the State Legislature to Plan for Next Generation 911 in New York State and Create a New York State 911 Department that Supports County Public Safety Answering Points and Enhances Local Emergency Dispatch Services
  2. Resolution in Support of Efforts to Improve Probation and Alternatives to Incarceration in New York State In Order to Protect the Public and Reduce Reliance on Prisons and Jails

September 2015

  1. Resolution Calling on Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the State Legislature to Plan for Next Generation 911 in New York State and Create a New York State 911 Department that Supports County Public Safety Answering Points and Enhances Local Emergency Dispatch Services 
  2. Resolution Requiring Updated Driver’s License Photos Over a Reasonable Period of Time  
  3. Resolution Calling on the State to Assist Counties Regarding Jail Medical Costs for Providing HIV and Hepatitis C Treatment for Inmates 
  4. Resolution Stating Opposition to Any Efforts to Use County Funds or Resources to Assist ICE to Enforce Federal Immigration Laws 
  5. Resolution Calling on Governor Cuomo and the New York State Legislature to Pass Legislation that Would Promote the Use of Video Conferencing for Court Appearances for Inmates Held at a County Jail
  6. Resolution Calling on the Governor to Veto S.983-A (Montgomery)/A.6430-A (Perry), Relating to the Restraint of Pregnant Female Prisoners During Childbirth  

Standing Committee Members 

Ron Spike, Yates County Sheriff, Chair
Matthew Veitch, Saratoga, Vice-Chair
NYSAC Staff Contact: Katie Hohman
To join this committee, complete and return the Standing Committee Nomination form.
 
Craig D. Apple Albany County
Scott Baker Broome County
James Brick  Wyoming County
Nancy Buck Sullivan County
Robert Burns Monroe County
Dan Degear Madison County
Nicholas Deperno, Jr. Putnam County
Lynne Dixon Erie County
Thomas Dougherty Livingston County
David Godfrey Niagara County
David Harder Broome County
Robert Iusi Warren County
Donald Jaquish Essex County
Richard John Tompkins County
Lynne Johnson Orleans County
William Johnson Jefferson County
Margaret Kastler  Oswego County
Richard Kline Oswego County
Lucille McKnight Albany County
John Merklinger Monroe County
Kevin Niedermaier Livingston County
Kelly Paslow Rensselaer County
John Pastrick, Jr. Chemung County
Virginia Perez Westchester County
Francine M. Perretta Westchester County
Rocco Pozzi Westchester County
Martha Robertson Tompkins County
Matthew Simpson  Warren County
David Soares Albany County
Michael Sposato Nassau County
Rochelle Stein  Genesee County
Barry Virts Wayne County
James Voutour Niagara County
Tim Whitecomb Cattaraugus County
Arthur Wright Saratoga County