The Public Safety Policy Committee reviews issues related to law enforcement, fire and life safety policies, including emergency communications, and emergency services, including ambulance and disaster preparedness.

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Policy Committee


Committee Members

The committee's membership is comprised of representatives from each of the Cal Cities professional departments and regional divisions.

Committee Officers

2021 Chair - Bob Whalen, Council Member, Clovis
2021 Vice Chair - Pippin Dew, Council Member, Vallejo
Meeting Agendas and Highlights
The 2021 Public Safety  Policy Committee will meet virtually this year on the following dates and times:

  • Thursday, January 14, from 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, April 15, from 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, June 3, from 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.


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Contact Staff

Arcidiacono, Elisa
Elisa Arcidiacono
Legislative Representative: Public Safety
(916) 658-8252

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