County Judge Barry Hyde and Justice of the Peace Paul Elliott have been appointed to subcommittees the National Association of Counties’ Justice and Public Safety Steering Committee. Hyde was appointed to serve on the Juvenile Justice Subcommittee for a one-year term. Elliott was appointed to the law enforcement subcommittee to also serve a one-year term. Both were nominated by the Arkansas Association of Counties and NACo’s President Greg Cox.
NACo’s Justice and Public Safety Steering Committee has jurisdiction over matters pertaining to the judicial system and public safety. For justice, the committee focuses on policy impacting juvenile justice and delinquency, substance abuse, mental health, and other issues that impact county judicial systems.
For public safety, the committee’s focus includes policy related to comprehensive emergency management, first responders (Fire, Police, EMS), Homeland Security, and more.
As members of the Justice and Public Safety Steering Committee, Hyde and Elliott will have the opportunity to introduce policy resolutions and platform changes before both the Legislative and Annual Conferences.
Learn more about the National Association of Counties at http://www.naco.org/what-we-do/about-naco.