Village of Port Jefferson, NY
Suffolk County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Port Jefferson as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Adopted 8-14-1974; amended in its entirety 8-7-1980 (Ch. 16 of the 1970 Code)]

§ 69-1 Position established.

There shall be and there is hereby established the position of Commissioner of Public Safety.

§ 69-2 Qualifications; appointment; term.

The Commissioner of Public Safety shall be a member of the Board of Trustees and shall be appointed by the Mayor with the approval of the Board of Trustees at its annual meeting for such term as it shall determine by resolution.

§ 69-3 Powers and duties.

The Commissioner of Public Safety shall act as a liaison between the Village of Port Jefferson and law enforcement agencies and departments, including but not limited to the Suffolk County Police Department.
He (or she) shall make recommendations to the Board of Trustees regarding law enforcement and shall assist the Board of Trustees in its interaction with law enforcement agencies.
He shall also be responsible for coordinating the activities of the Village Code Enforcement Bureau and Constabulary.
[Added 6-11-1992 by L.L. No. 4-1992]

§ 69-4 Supersession of Village Law.

This article shall supersede all applicable provisions of the Village Law of the State of New York and particularly § 3-308 thereof to the extent that it conflicts with or is contrary to the provisions of this article.
[Adopted 9-14-1977 by L.L. No. 15-1977 (Ch. 57 of the 1970 Code); amended in its entirety 6-11-1992 by L.L. No. 4-1992]

§ 69-5 Establishment membership.

A Public Safety Advisory Council is hereby established which shall consist of nine members.
All members of said Council shall be appointed by the Board of Trustees for terms of three years and shall serve at the pleasure of the Village Board of Trustees.
Vacancies on the Council shall be filled in the same manner as the original appointment, except that a vacancy occurring other than by the expiration of the term of office shall be filled only for the remainder of the unexpired term.
The first three members shall be appointed for three years; the second two members shall be appointed for two years; and the last four members shall be appointed for one year.
The successors of all nine initial appointees shall be appointed for full terms of three years.

§ 69-6 Officers; meetings.

The Public Safety Advisory Council shall select from its own membership a Chairman, Vice Chairman and Recording Secretary. The Council shall meet at least once each month, and meetings shall be at the call of the Chairman or upon the request of four members of the Council or upon the request of the Mayor.

§ 69-7 Powers and duties.

The Council shall:
Study and review the operation of Village ordinances and the administration thereof involving public safety and welfare.
Advise the Village Board of Trustees on changes, modifications and improvements to the Village Code to foster improved public safety and welfare.
Act as an advisory body to all other Village boards and commissions in connection with safety and public welfare and may request input from the various Village boards and commissions.