Judiciary & Public Safety Committee

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Members


  • Richard Bushnell, Chair
  • Mary Ann Discenza
  • Luke Snyder
  • Joseph Steinhoff
  • George Wagner
  • Gordon Wheelock
  • Kevin Whitney, Vice Chair

Responsibilities


The Judiciary and Public Safety Committee consists of not less than five nor more than seven members who shall oversee:
  • District Attorney
  • Coroners
  • Public Defender
  • Sheriff’s Department including the Jail
  • Enhanced 911 (E911) Center
  • Special Traffic Options Program for Driving While Intoxicated (STOP-DWI)
  • Probation Department
  • Office of Emergency Management
  • Weights and Measures
  • County Clerk
  • Alternatives to Incarceration

Additional Oversight Responsibilities


The committee shall also oversee the following organizations in their interactions with the County: The Supreme Court, County Court, Family Court, Surrogate’s Court, County Clerk’s function as Clerk of the Court, County Commissioner of Jurors, Justices and Constables, Supreme Court Library, Grand Jury, and the Traffic Safety Board.

The committee shall also oversee maintenance operation of the Jail, Public Safety Building, and Towers. The cleaning and maintenance of the above complexes shall be under the direction of the Sheriff’s Department, with the exception of utilities, outside maintenance, and existing contracts (e.g. elevators, furnaces, natural gas contracts).