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  1. Membership. The Public Safety & Judiciary Committee shall be comprised of five (5) County Board Supervisors.
  2. Oversight. Except as provided by law, the Public Safety & Judiciary Committee shall confer and have policy-making responsibilities for the following Departments and Operations: Child Support, Clerk of Circuit Courts, Circuit Court, Medical Examiner, District Attorney, Emergency Management, Office of the Family Court Commissioner, Register in Probate, and Sheriff.
  3. Duties and Responsibilities. Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:
    1. Review and approve as necessary emergency management plans for the County, consistent with the State Plan of Emergency Management, assist in the review and approval of Municipal Emergency Management Plans, and integration of such plans with the County plan.
    2. Act as the Emergency Management Committee pursuant to §166.03(4)(c), Wisconsin Statutes.
    3. Oversee activities of County Emergency Management Director per §166, Wisconsin Statutes.
      1. Approve rules, regulations and policies specific to the Sheriff’s Department.
      2. Oversee the County Court and Court related processes.
    4. Pursuant to §59.54(15), Wisconsin Statutes, Annual Inspection. At least annually each year the Board of each County, or a Committee thereof, shall visit, inspect and examine each jail maintained by the County, as to health, cleanliness and discipline, and the keeper of the jail shall lay before the board or the committee a calendar setting forth the name, age and cause of committal of each prisoner. If it appears the Board or Committee that any provisions of the law have been violated or neglected, the Board or the Committee shall immediately give notice of the violation to the District Attorney of the County.

7. Conduct public hearings pursuant to §59.26 and any amendments, codifications or renaming of said statute.

D. Sub Committees, Boards, and Commissions. The Public Safety & Judiciary Committee shall be responsible for interaction, communication and recommendations to the CountyBoard with respect to the Local Emergency Planning Commission.

1. Local Emergency Planning Commission.

a. Membership. Pursuant to §59.54(8), Wisconsin Statutes, the Local Emergency Planning Commission is required to have members as specified in 42 USC 11001(c), which shall have powers and duties under 42 USC 11000 to 11050 and under §166.20 and 166.21, Wisconsin Statutes. Superfund Amendments and Re-authorization Act (SARA) Title III (Section 301(c)) requires that the Committee consist of at least one (1) representative from each of the following groups;

  1. Elected State and Local Officials
  2. Law Enforcement
  3. Fire
  4. Emergency Management
  5. Health Professionals
  6. Environmental
  7. Representatives of facilities subject to the Emergency Planning requirements and the Media
  8. Duties and Responsibilities. Pursuant to 42 USC 11000 to 11050 and under §166.20 and §166.21, Wisconsin Statutes, duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:
    1. This is an Advisory Committee, not a policy-making committee.
    2. Consult and coordinate with the County Board, the County and local heads of emergency management services, and the Public Safety & Judiciary Committee in the execution of the Local Emergency Planning Commission’s duties.


Local Emergency Planning Commission