Today Councilmember Charles Allen (D-Ward 6) was named the new Chair of the Council’s Committee on Public Safety and the Judiciary beginning in 2017 with the start of the new Council Period on January 2.
Councilmember Allen stated, “I am thrilled to take the helm of this important committee. I have worked closely with the Committee on a range of issues over the last two years, and look forward to serving as Chair. There is a lot of work to do to ensure everyone in the District has a safe neighborhood and that we are a fair and just city. I care deeply about public safety and good government issues and am honored to serve the Council in this new role.”
The Committee will oversee the Metropolitan Police Department, the Fire and Emergency Medical Services Department, Office of the Attorney General, Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency, the Office of Unified Communications, the Board of Elections, and the Board of Ethics and Government Accountability, among other agencies and boards.
In addition to Public Safety, Councilmember Allen will also serve on the Committees on Education, Health, and Transportation & the Environment.