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Posted on: March 1, 2023

Kerkman appointed to National Association of Counties committee on public safety

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Kenosha County Executive Samantha Kerkman has been appointed to serve as a member of the National Association of Counties’ Justice and Public Safety Steering Committee, Kerkman announced today.

As a member of the committee, Kerkman will participate in monthly conference calls and will represent the committee in person at NACo’s annual conference in Austin, Texas, in July, and at the organization’s Legislative Conference in 2024.

“Public safety was one of the foremost concerns that I focused upon when I was elected as County Executive, and it remains a top priority for me,” Kerkman said. “It’s an honor to serve on this national steering committee, and I look forward to sharing our local challenges on that stage and bringing strategies and best practices back to our Sheriff’s Department, other local law enforcement agencies, and the County Board.”

The Justice and Public Safety Steering Committee’s focus is on all matters pertaining to criminal justice and public safety systems, including criminal justice planning, law enforcement, courts, corrections, homeland security, community crime prevention, juvenile justice and delinquency prevention, emergency management, fire prevention and control, and civil disturbances.

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