Police Chief to update public safety committee on status of city’s new police department

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The Public Safety advisory committee will hear an update from Chief Patrick Melvin on the status of Maricopa’s police department. The group will also be discussing a communications and dispatch committee to work on plans for a future emergency services center. The agenda for Monday’s meeting follows:

Maricopa Public Safety Advisory Committee
Monday, December 18, 2006 at 5:30 pm
Maricopa Interim City Hall
Cotton Room
45145 W. Madison Ave.
Maricopa, AZ 85239

1. Call To Order

2. Roll Call

3. Agenda Items

3.1 Police Department Update. Chief Patrick Melvin will update the committee regarding the current status of the Maricopa Police Department. Discussion.

3.2 Communications and Dispatch Subcommittee. The committee shall discuss the formation of a Communications and Dispatch Subcommittee to look into forming Maricopa’s own dispatch center for emergency services. Discussion and Recommendation to City Staff.

4. Unfinished Business

4.1 Traffic Taskforce. The committee shall discuss the meeting of the Traffic Task Force held on December 14, 2006. Discussion and Recommendation to City Staff.

4.2 Parking Ordinance. The committee shall discuss the status of parking Ordinance. Discussion and Recommendation to City Staff.

4.3 Scooters. The committee shall discuss the status of the motorized scooters Ordinance. Discussion and Recommendation to City Staff.

4.4 Safe Routes to Schools Program. The committee shall discuss the Safe Routes to Schools Program which has funding to be distributed through the state for helping keep children safe on their way to school. Discussion and Recommendation to City Council.

4.5 Old Issues. The committee shall discuss old issues, which have not been resolved by staff or council. Discussion.

5. New and Miscellaneous Business

5.1 Reports from Agencies. The committee shall hear reports from PCSO, Maricopa Fire Department, Southwest Ambulance, Animal Control and PC Health Department and discuss resulting issues as they pertain to general public safety in Maricopa. Discussion.

5.2 New Issues. The committee shall discuss new public safety issues of which city staff should be aware. Discussion.

5.3 Next Meeting. The committee shall discuss moving the January 15, 2006 meeting to an alternate date in observance of the Martin Luther King Holiday. Discussion.

6. Call to the Public

The procedures to follow if you address the Committee are: Committee requests that you express your ideas in five minutes or less and refrain from any personal attacks or derogatory statements about any City employee, a fellow citizen, or anyone else, whether in the audience or not. The Chair will limit discussion whenever he deems such an action appropriate to the proper conduct of the meeting.

7. Adjournment

Note: This meeting is open to the public. All interested persons are welcome to attend. Supporting documents and staff reports, which were furnished to the Committee with this Agenda, are available for review.