Justice & Public Safety Steering Committee

All matters pertaining to criminal justice and public safety systems, including ​criminal justice planning, law enforcement, courts, corrections, homeland security, community crime prevention, juvenile justice and delinquency prevention, emergency management, fire prevention and control, and civil disturbances.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Policy Briefs

  • Policy Brief

    Reauthorize the National Flood Insurance Program

    ACTION NEEDED: Urge your Senators to support the Sustainable, Affordable, Fair and Efficient National Flood Insurance Program Reauthorization Act (S. 1368) (SAFE NFIP) that will reauthorize the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) for six years and ensure the program is accessible and affordable for all county residents.

Latest Resources

  • Video | Feb. 11, 2019

    This week we recap includes the State of the Union address, 5G legislation and efforts by the Department of Health and Human Services's to combat the HIV epidemic. Watch the video and check out the resources below for more information.

  • Advocacy | Jan. 2, 2019

    NACo works to preserve local decision making, to protect counties from unfunded mandates and local preemption and to strengthen the federal-state-local partnership.

  • Press Release | Dec. 19, 2018

    The National Association of Counties (NACo) today applauded the bipartisan reauthorization of the Second Chance Act. The First Step Act, with the Second Chance Act, was attached to the Save Our Seas Act and includes resources for substance abuse treatment, vocational training, mentoring and other offender reentry and recidivism initiatives through 2023.

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Justice and Public Safety Steering Committee

Chair

Alisha Bell
Commissioner
Wayne County, Michigan

 

Vice Chair

Bronwyn Asplund-Walsh
Commissioner
Merrimack County, New Hampshire

 

Katie Cashion
Commissioner
Guilford County, North Carolina

 

Sally Heyman
Commissioner
Miami-Dade County, Florida

 

David Hudson
County Judge
Sebastian County, Arkansas

 

William Truex
Commissioner
Charlotte County, Florida

 

Subcommittee Chair

George Dunlap (Law Enforcement)
Commissioner
Mecklenburg County, North Carolina

 

David Nicholson (Courts and Corrections )
Circuit Court Clerk
Louisville Jefferson County Metro Government, Kentucky

 

Darry Stacy (Homeland Security)
Commissioner
Cleveland County, Oklahoma

 

Janet Thompson (Juvenile)
Associate Commissioner
Boone County, Missouri

 

Subcommittee Vice Chair

Luis Alvarez (Homeland Security)
Legislator
Sullivan County, New York

 

Michael Daniels (Courts and Corrections)
Justice Policy Coordinator
Franklin County, Ohio

 

Dennis Deer (Courts and Corrections)
Commissioner
Cook County, Illinois

 

Daniel Degear (Homeland Security)
Town Supervisor
Madison County, New York

 

Paul Elliott (Homeland Security)
Justice of the Peace
Pulaski County, Arkansas

 

Scott Fortner (Courts and Corrections)
Commissioner
Weakley County, Tennessee

 

Judson Freed (Homeland Security)
Director, Emergency Management & Homeland Security
Ramsey County, Minnesota

 

Paul Heimel (Courts and Corrections)
Commissioner
Potter County, Pennsylvania

 

Tammy Lee (Law Enforcement)
Commissioner
Bertie County, North Carolina

 

Mary Jo McGuire (Juvenile)
Commissioner
Ramsey County, Minnesota

 

Stephanie Moore (Juvenile)
Commissioner, Chair
Kalamazoo County, Michigan

 

Waymon Mumford (Law Enforcement)
Council Member
Florence County, South Carolina

 

Oz Nesbitt (Law Enforcement)
Chairman
Rockdale County, Georgia

 

Heather Post (Juvenile)
Councilwoman
Volusia County, Florida

 

Greg Puckett (Juvenile)
Commissioner
Mercer County, West Virginia

 

Shelia Stubbs (Law Enforcement)
Supervisor
Dane County, Wisconsin

 

Robert Thomas (Law Enforcement)
Commissioner
Franklin County, Pennsylvania

 

Contact

  • Associate Legislative Director – Justice and Public Safety  
    (202) 942-4217

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