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Public Safety Coordinating Council
Meetings
  • Quarterly

Members
The Public Safety Coordinating Council (PSCC) is composed of 11 members as follows:
  • Chair of the Board of County Commissioners or another County Commissioner appointed by the Chair
  • Representatives from county and state job programs and other community groups who work with offenders and victims
  • The Chief Circuit Judge or his designee
  • The Chief Correctional Officer
  • The Chief County Judge or his designee
  • The Director of a local substance abuse treatment program or his or her designee
  • The Director of any county probation or pretrial intervention program
  • The Public Defender or his designee
  • The Sheriff or his designee if the Sheriff is not the Chief Correctional Officer
  • The State Attorney or his designee
  • The State Probation Circuit Administrator or his designee

Any member of the PSCC appointed by the Chair of the Board of County Commissioners, or serving as a designee, may be removed from membership by the person or entity who appointed them for any reason prior to the expiration of any described term.

Membership Terms
Terms for the following members of the PSCC are limited to four years:
  • Director of any county probation or pretrial intervention program
  • Director of any local substance abuse treatment program
  • Representatives from county and state job programs and other community groups who work with offenders and victims
  • State Probation Circuit Administrator

Purpose
The Public Safety Coordinating Council (PSCC), a successor to the Pasco County Correctional Facilities Authority, was established by the Board of County Commissioners as required by state law to assess the population status of all detention and correctional facilities owned by or contracted by the County. The PSCC formulates recommendations to ensure that the capacities of such facilities are not exceeded. These recommendations include assessments of the availability of pre-trial intervention or probation programs, work-release programs, substance abuse programs, gain-time schedules, applicable bond schedules, and the confinement status of inmates housed within each facility. The PSCC may also be asked to develop a Local Public Safety Plan for future construction needs which must cover, at the minimum, a five year period. Should the County contract to receive community corrections funds for its community corrections programs, the PSCC would be required to develop a Comprehensive Public Safety Plan for the County.