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County Operations & Public Safety

There are 7 members in the County Operations & Public Safety Committee.

County Operations

County Operations shall have charge of all matters relating to the following departments:

  • Board of Elections
  • County Attorney
  • County Clerk
  • County Museum
  • Information Services
  • Real Property Tax Service.

In addition, the committee shall have the following responsibilities:

  • General jurisdiction over general governmental functions.
  • Liaison with Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Library System.

Public Safety

Public Safety shall have charge of all matters relating to the following departments:

  • Assigned Counsel

  • District Attorney

  • Emergency Services

  • Judiciary

  • Probation

  • Public Defender

  • Sheriff.

In addition, the committee shall have the following responsibilities:

  • Emergency Communications Systems.

  • Liaison with Fire Advisory Board. Liaison with Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA).

  • Liaison with Nuclear Waste industry.

Note: The County Operations & Public Safety Committee was created in 2016 after merging the County Operations and Public Safety committees.

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