Executive Order

Executive Order No. 70: Governor's Public Safety Committee

Date: 03/23/1970
Issuer: Francis W. Sargent
Amending: Executive Order 60

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WHEREAS, the Governor's Public Safety Committee should have broad expertise in and understanding of the problems and needs of law enforcement and the administration of criminal justice for the purpose of developing more effective strategies and programs for the reduction and control of crime; and

WHEREAS, the membership of the Committee should have appropriate representation from high crime and heavily populated urban centers; and

WHEREAS, the addition of this representation to the Committee will increase its capacity to more effectively deal with the problems and needs of high crime and heavily populated urban centers, thus enabling the committee to more appropriately fulfill its mandate;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Francis W. Sargent, Governor of the Commonwealth, by virtue of the authority vested in me as supreme executive magistrate, do hereby order that Executive Order No. 60, as amended by Executive Order No. 61, be further amended as follows:

1. By deleting paragraph seven and inserting in its place the following: The committee shall continue to be composed of the Attorney General of the Commonwealth, the District Attorneys of the several districts, the Commissioner of Public Safety, the Commissioner of Correction, the Commissioner of Probation, the Chairman of the Parole Board, the Commissioner of the Department of Youth Services, the Commissioner of the Metropolitan District Commission, and the Police Commissioner of the City of Boston, all of whom shall serve ex officio; and shall include in addition eighteen persons to be appointed to one-year terms by the Governor, of whom two shall be the chief executive officer of a city within the Commonwealth; provided, however, that at least one of these two members shall be the chief executive of a city with a population of more than 100,000 persons; one shall be a selectman from a town within the Commonwealth; four shall be members of a city or town police department; provided, however, that not more than two of such four members shall be chiefs of police; one shall be a sheriff of a county of the Commonwealth, one shall be a representative of the Massachusetts Defenders Committee, one shall be a representative of the Judicial Council, one shall be a representative of a local Model Cities program in the Commonwealth; three shall be knowledgeable and experienced in the prevention of juvenile delinquency and the rehabilitation of delinquent youths; provided, however that at least two of these three members shall not be employees of the Commonwealth and shall be representative of community- based delinquency programs; and four shall not be officers or employees of the Commonwealth or any subordinate jurisdiction thereof; provided, however, that at least two of these four members shall be residents of an area in the Commonwealth which has a high incidence of crime. Upon the expiration of the term of an appointive member, he shall serve until the qualification of his successor, who shall be appointed in like manner. The chairman of the committee shall be designated from time to time by the Governor.

2. By deleting paragraph ten and inserting in its place the following: There shall be a proposal review board composed of nine members of the committee. the member- ship of the board shall include the Attorney General, and eight persons designated for one-year terms by the Governor, including

(a) a mayor or selectman as a representative of units of general local government;

(b) one representative of the police aspect of the criminal justice system;

(c) one representative of the courts aspect of the criminal justice system;

(d) one representative of the prosecution and defense aspects of the criminal justice system;

(e) one representative of the correction, probation, and parole aspects of the criminal justice system;

(f) one representative of the juvenile delinquency aspect of the criminal justice system;

(g) two of the four members of the Committee who are not officers or employees of the Commonwealth or any subordinate jurisdiction thereof.

The board shall evaluate and approve or disapprove applications to the committee for grants under Parts B and C of Title I of the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968, and under Title I of the Juvenile Delinquency Prevention and Control Act of 1968. Members shall serve without compensation, but may be reimbursed for their expenses actually and necessarily incurred as board members. Five members shall constitute a quorum. The board shall be chaired by the Attorney General and shall meet at the call of its chairman as may be necessary to conduct its business.

Given at the Executive Chamber in Boston this twenty-third day of March in the year of Our Lord one thousand nine hundred and seventy and of the Independence of the United States of America, one hundred and ninety- third.

FRANCIS W. SARGENT
Acting Governor
Commonwealth of Massachusetts

JOHN F. X. DAVOREN
Secretary of the Commonwealth

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