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
- Cashless Bail and Other Criminal Justice Reforms- February 2019
- County Coroners and Medical Examiners: Emerging Funding Challenges - NYSAC White Paper, December 2018
- Increase Volunteer Firefighter & EMS State Income Tax Credit - NYSAC 2019 Budget Priority Fact Sheet
- 9-1-1 Communications - NYSAC 2019 Budget Priority Fact Sheet
- T-Band (UHF 470-512 MHz) - Background, Future and Impacts on New York - NYS DHSES Whitepaper
- Funding 9-1-1 Services in NYS - NYSAC White Paper, May 2018
- Raising the Age of Criminal Responsiblity - White Paper, May 2018
- Raising the Age of Criminal Responsibility - Fact Sheet, 2018 Budget Priority
- Draft State Regulations for Implementing Policies of Raising the Age of Criminal Responsility, December 2017
- Raising the Age of Criminal Responsibility: The Impact on Counties - An Interim Report - 5/17/17
- The County Perspective: The Age of Criminal Responsibility and Its Impact in New York State - Testimony submitted by NYSAC to a joint public hearing of the Senate Committee on Children & Families and the Senate Committee on Crime Victims, Crime & Corrections - 2/6/17
- NYS Budget Fact Sheet: Public Safety (2017)
- County Youth Placement Costs
- Raising the Age of Criminal Responsibility
- 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
- 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
- Resolution Calling on the State to Reimburse Counties for the Temporary Detainment of Parole Violators at Local Correctional Facilities
- 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