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


Alisha Bell
Wayne County, Michigan


Vice Chair

Bronwyn Asplund-Walsh
Merrimack County, New Hampshire


Katie Cashion
Guilford County, North Carolina


Sally Heyman
Miami-Dade County, Florida


David Hudson
County Judge
Sebastian County, Arkansas


William Truex
Charlotte County, Florida


Subcommittee Chair

George Dunlap (Law Enforcement)
Mecklenburg County, North Carolina


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


Darry Stacy (Homeland Security)
Cleveland County, Oklahoma


Janet Thompson (Juvenile)
Associate Commissioner
Boone County, Missouri


Subcommittee Vice Chair

Luis Alvarez (Homeland Security)
Sullivan County, New York


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


Dennis Deer (Courts and Corrections)
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)
Weakley County, Tennessee


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


Paul Heimel (Courts and Corrections)
Potter County, Pennsylvania


Tammy Lee (Law Enforcement)
Bertie County, North Carolina


Mary Jo McGuire (Juvenile)
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)
Rockdale County, Georgia


Heather Post (Juvenile)
Volusia County, Florida


Greg Puckett (Juvenile)
Mercer County, West Virginia


Shelia Stubbs (Law Enforcement)
Dane County, Wisconsin


Robert Thomas (Law Enforcement)
Franklin County, Pennsylvania



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