Public safety advisory group discussed in Henry County

The Henry County Board of Commissioners voted unanimously at its June 16 regular meeting to direct county management staff to put together specifics for a proposal public safety advisory commission that can be considered for approval in July.

The idea has been suggested by more than one commissioner in the wake of police-related concerns around the country, but it was made clear during the board discussion that the move is primarily about citizen input and they would not be creating another governmental body that would have authority over the police department. Any proposal brought back before the commissioners will include what the group’s specific duties would be as well as the level of commissioner involvement.