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File #: 2021-0113    Version:
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 2/23/2021 In control: Law and Justice Committee
On agenda: Final action: 3/9/2021
Enactment date: 3/25/2021 Enactment #: 19249
Title: AN ORDINANCE establishing an advisory committee to engage community stakeholders regarding the selection, appointment and confirmation of the chief officer for the department of public safety and matters pertaining to the department of public safety.
Sponsors: Girmay Zahilay, Jeanne Kohl-Welles, Claudia Balducci
Indexes: Appointments, Committees, Public Safety
Attachments: 1. Ordinance 19249, 2. 2021-0113 Amendment 2, 3. 2021-0113 Amendment 1, 4. A. Public Safety Advisory Committee Members, 5. 2020-0113_KCSOProcess_SR_Final.docx, 6. Bailey de longh PO 2021-0113comment.pdf, 7. Candace Tkachuck PO 2021-0113 comment.pdf
Staff: Bowman, Nick
Title
AN ORDINANCE establishing an advisory committee to engage community stakeholders regarding the selection, appointment and confirmation of the chief officer for the department of public safety and matters pertaining to the department of public safety.
Body
STATEMENT OF FACTS:
1. In November 2020, the voters of King County approved Charter Amendment No.5, returning the King County sheriff to an appointed position with a requirement for consideration of community stakeholder input during the selection, appointment and confirmation process to be prescribed by county ordinance.
2. In November 2020, the voters of King County approved Charter Amendment No.6, allowing the duties of the chief officer of the department of public safety, who may also be referred to as the county sheriff, and the duties and structure of the department of public safety to be established by county ordinance.
3. In November 2020, the adoption of the 2021-2022 Biennial Budget Ordinance, Ordinance 19210, set the maximum biennial appropriation for the department of public safety at approximately four hundred and nine million dollars with a maximum of one thousand ninety-five full time equivalent positions.
4. The department of public safety has an active role providing and participating in regional services and activities including bomb disposal, search and rescue, homicide investigations, civil and criminal warrants, sex offender registration, dignitary protection, the automated fingerprint identification system, intelligence services and the joint terrorism task force.
5. The department of public safety is the police department for unincorporated King County, which includes nearly 250,000 residents over a wide-ranging geographic area that encompasses dense urban areas, such as Skyway and White Center, and sparsely populated rural areas, such as Vashon Island and rural east King County.
6. The county contracts with twelve cities and the Muckleshoot Indian Tribe to provide law enforce...

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