Public Safety Coordinating Council

Flagler County is required to create a Public Safety Coordinating Council pursuant to section 951.26 of the Florida Statutes.

The Public Safety Coordinating Council is responsible for:

  • Assessing the population status of all detention or correctional facilities owned or contracted by the county
  • Formulating recommendations to ensure that the capacities of such facilities are not exceeded
  • Including an assessment of the availability of pretrial intervention or probation programs, work-release programs, substance abuse programs, gain-time schedules, applicable bail bond schedules, and the confinement status of the inmates housed within each facility owned or contracted by the county
  • Developing a local public safety plan for future construction needs
    • The plan must cover a five year period
    • The plan may be submitted for consideration to the local planning agency for the county at least 120 days before the adoption of, or amendment to, the Comprehensive Plan (pursuant to part II of chapter 163).

Staff Liaison:  Sheri Gopie, 386-586-4891
Meetings: Quarterly, 8:45 a.m. on the second Wednesday of January, April, July & October
Location:  Flagler County Emergency Operations Center, 1769 E. Moody Blvd., Bldg. #3, Bunnell, FL  32110                  

Members

The Council shall consist of the following permanent councilmembers:
  1. The Chair of the Board of County Commissioners or commissioner designee. Commissioner Donald O'Brien Jr.
  2. The State Attorney or designee. State Attorney R. J. Larizza
  3. The Public Defender or designee. Public Defender Matt Metz
  4. The Chief Circuit Judge or designee. Judge Terence Perkins
  5. The Chief County Judge or designee. Judge Melissa Distler
  6. The Chief Correctional Officer. Chief Dan Engert
  7. Sheriff or designee, if the sheriff is not the Chief Correctional Officer. Sheriff Rick Staly
The Council shall also consist of the following members appointed to a four-year term:
  1. Police Chief or designee
  2. Local Court Administrator or designee
  3. Director of a Community Mental Health Agency or designee
  4. A representative of the substance abuse and mental health program office of the Department of Children and Families
  5. A primary consumer of mental health services
  6. A primary consumer of substance abuse services
  7. A family member of a primary consumer of community-based treatment services
  8. A representative from an area homeless program or supportive housing program
  9. Director of the detention facility of the Department of Juvenile Justice or designee
  10. Chief probation officer of the Department of Juvenile Justice or designee
  11. The State Probation Circuit Administrator or designee
  12. The Director of County Probation / Pretrial
  13. The Director of a local substance abuse program
  14. Representatives from county and state jobs programs and other community groups who work with offenders and victims, appointed by the Chairperson of the Board of County Commissioners

Councilmember Vacancies will be listed on the Board & Council Vacancies page.

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