On June 2, 2003, the Board of Supervisors of West Hanover Township established a standing Public Safety Advisory Board to provide guidance and recommendations regarding community public safety issues. As a growing community with many changes in its development, construction, public infrastructure and transportation patterns, West Hanover needs to take special care to review the impacts of projects and policies in order to ensure public safety is maintained. Matters related to local public safety are complex and involve a variety of public officials, agencies, and non-profit fire service organizations to provide emergency and emergency medical services. A more formal oversight approach is important for the Township in providing effective emergency services, but also to capturing the unique expertise from emergency services personnel and agency representatives.
The duties expected of the Public Safety Advisory Board are as follows: