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  Committee of Public Safety - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Committee of Public Safety (French: Comité de salut public), set up by the National Convention on April 6, 1793, formed the de facto executive government of France during the Reign of Terror (1793 - 1794) of the French Revolution.
Under war conditions and with national survival seemingly at stake, the Jacobins under Robespierre centralized denunciations, trials, and executions under the supervision of this committee of twelve members.
The committee was responsible for thousands of executions, most by the guillotine, in what was known as the "Reign of Terror." Frenchmen were executed for little or no reason, although most were accused of anti-revolutionary activity.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Committee_of_Public_Safety   (243 words)

 NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Committee of Public Safety   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
In March of 2002 the Public Safety Advisory Committee was formed by the Town Council and charged with the task of assessing overall structure, manning levels, and funding requirementfor the municipal departments responsible forproviding public safety support for the Town of Dexter.
The Committee recommends that a concerted effort be made during the next budget cycle to increase compensation for junior officers and patrolmen to a level equivalent to the state average for communities comparable to Dexter.
In the current economic environment the Committee fully recognized the cost burden associated with maintaining public safety agencies, but we also concluded that the retention of such service is vital to the future growth and welfare of the community.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Committee-of-Public-Safety   (1113 words)

 Public Safety - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
This is an article about the modern meaning of the term "public safety." See the Committee of Public Safety for the French Revolutionary governing body.
Public Safety involves the protection of the general population from all manners of significant danger, injury, damage or harm, such as may occur in a natural disaster, and the prevention of the same.
Although this protection is provided by those traditional organizations known as Emergency Services: the police, fire and rescue, and ambulance, in the preventative sense "public safety" must be the priority of all those who, in any way, engineer circumstances for others.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Public_Safety   (176 words)

 Northern Ireland Assembly - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The prosecution offered no evidence "in the public interest." Afterwards, Denis Donaldson, one of those arrested, said that the "charges should never have been brought" as the police action was "political." On 17 December 2005, Donaldson publicly confirmed that he had been a spy for British intelligence since the early 1980s.
The chairs and deputy chairs of the committees are chosen by party nominating officers under a procedure similar to that used to appoint members of the Executive.
Ordinary committee members are not appointed under this procedure but the Standing Orders require that the share of members of each party on a committee should be roughly proportionate to its share of seats in the Assembly.
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Public Attitudes: While big public scandals about police abuses can lead to public support for oversight structures, in countries facing high crime rates there may be a higher level of public tolerance for ‘aggressive policing’ and the abuses that are often associated with it.
The Civilian Oversight Committee In July of 2003 the council passed a motion that the Chief of Police be authorised to establish an ‘interim’ Civilian Oversight Committee.
Essentially, the composition of the committee should be determined by inter alia its terms of reference, criteria for membership, and the members’ terms of office. Given the lack of clarity on committee composition, the issue of membership has been a difficult one to resolve.
www.policeaccountability.co.za /File_Uploads/docs/File_Download.asp?ThisFile=MPDCivilianOversightReport.doc   (18371 words)

 committee of public safety   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
be the duty of the committee on Public Safety to consider all matters concerning the safety of the public, including...
Public Safety, Committee of political body of the French Revolution that gained virtual dictatorial control over France during the Reign of Terror (September 1793 to July 1794).
The Committee of Public Safety was set up on April 6, 1793, during one of the crises of the Revolution, when France...
www.real-first-aid.com /articles/23/committee-of-public-safety.html   (234 words)

 Committee of Safety (Hawaii) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Lorrin A. Thurston led the overthrow of the Kingdom of Hawai'i through the Committee of Safety in 1893.
The Committee of Safety was organized by the Hawaiian League, also known as the Annexation Club, a group of over 400 primarily American businessmen, merchants, and planters residing in Hawai'i.
The Provisional Government established by the Committee of Safety gained diplomatic recognition from the U.S. Government immediately, and from all the other foreign embassies in Hawai'i within the following two days.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Committee_of_Safety_(Hawaii)   (503 words)

 BBC - h2g2 - The Committee of Public Safety - A745571
It was based on the model of the Committee for General Security, formed on October 2nd 1792 as the Convention's political police and defence against counter-revolutionary activities.
In his first days on the committee Robespierre set up the principle that the national crisis demanded a strong revolutionary government to save the republic from its enemies within and the threat of invastion from without.
Committees were set up in all major towns across France to carry out the orders of these commissioners.
www.bbc.co.uk /dna/h2g2/alabaster/A745571   (756 words)

 Committee of Public Safety - Hutchinson encyclopedia article about Committee of Public Safety
In the French Revolution, a body appointed by the members of the National Convention in 1793 to supervise the actions of the executive, but which usurped all the powers of that body and assumed virtually dictatorial control over the country, and began the Reign of Terror.
It organized propaganda and sought to direct opinion, and it created a war machine based on conscription, the direction of labour, the requisitioning of food and scarce materials, price controls, and the general direction of the economy.
This information should not be considered complete, up to date, and is not intended to be used in place of a visit, consultation, or advice of a legal, medical, or any other professional.
encyclopedia.farlex.com /Committee%20of%20Public%20Safety   (214 words)

 The Erie County Legislature: Public Safety Committee
The Public Safety Committee has been in existence for many years and meets to consider and debate new and innovative measures intended to enhance and improve the general safety and welfare of the citizens of Erie County.
Recently, the Public Safety Committee recommended and the voters approved a proposal to merge the County's Holding Center and Correctional Facility.
As is the case in all legislative committee meetings, the Public Safety Committee meetings are open to the public.
www.erie.gov /legislature/committee_publicsafety.asp   (199 words)

 Reign of Terror. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
Directed by the Committee of Public Safety, the Revolutionary government’s Terror was essentially a war dictatorship, instituted to rule the country in a national emergency.
Initially the Committee of Public Safety was created (Apr. 6, 1793) to preserve the reforms of the French Revolution.
Military mobilization, planned by Carnot, and based on the levée, a requisition of able-bodied males between the age of 18 and 25, was followed by a complete reorganization of the armed forces that paid dividends in the French Revolutionary Wars.
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 committee of public safety   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Public Safety Committee meetings are usually held on the second Wednesday of every month at...
Patrick Henry and the Committee of Public Safety Patrick Henry and the Committee of Public Safety Southern literary messenger; devoted to every department of literature and the fine arts.; 26; 1; 27-32; Campbell, Charles Charles Campbell...
Memoirs Of Bertrand Bere Chairman Of The Committee Of Public Safety During The Revolution (Vol Iii) Memoirs Of Bertrand Bere Chairman Of The Committee Of Public Safety During The Revolution (Vol Iii)...
www.lifestyle-repeater.com /articles/80/committee-of-public-safety.html   (534 words)

 Committee of Public Safety - HighBeam Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
COMMITTEE OF PUBLIC SAFETY [Committee of Public Safety] see Reign of Terror.
NLC public safety panel urges realistic national municipal policy.(National League of Cities' Steering Committee on Public Safety and Crime Prevention)
NLC safety committee advises against broadcast spectrum sale.(National League of Cities Public Safety and Crime Prevention Steering Committee)
www.encyclopedia.com /html/X/X-C1ommitP1S1.asp   (312 words)

 PlanetPapers - French Revolution - Motives of Committee of Public Safety
The terror was their weapon, with which to establish and restructure areas of education, war and munitions, provisioning and supply, and ultimately change the very principles and traditions daily life relied upon.
This highlights the reasons the Committee were a highly powerful and influential organization, and that laws passed gave them powers to further establish their ideology and establish French society through Jacobin ideals.
In summary, the Committee did have motives other than their assigned mission: as whilst they did reap “war on tyrants hoarders and aristocrats” to help reestablish the republic, they also aimed at a complete cultural and social change with the introduction of “an official ideology”, hence the reference to the period as a “cultural revolution”.
www.planetpapers.com /Assets/Print/2382.php   (533 words)

 Modern History Sourcebook: The Levée en Masse, Augt 23, 1793   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
In response to the dangers of foreign war, the Committee of public safety established a mass conscription (Levée en Masse) and succeeded in training an army of about 800,000 soldiers in less than a year.
The national buildings shall be converted into barracks, the public places into workshops for arms, the soil of the cellars shall be washed in order to extract therefrom the saltpeter.
The representatives of the people sent out for the execution of the present law shall have the same authority in their respective districts, acting in concert with the Committee of Public Safety; they are invested with the unlimited powers assigned to the representatives of the people to the armies.
www.fordham.edu /halsall/mod/1793levee.html   (497 words)

 Public Safety Committee
The Public Safety Committee consists of five to seven members appointed by the Board of Selectmen from the community, each member having extensive experience in Public Safety.
The Public Safety Committee will assist the Departments in the planning of public safety relative to buildings, purchase of equipment, and capital equipment expenditures.
The Public Safety Committee is subject to the Right to Know Law, therefore, all meetings are open to the public.
www.waterboro-me.gov /Public_Documents/WaterboroME_BComm/safety   (361 words)

 Public Safety Advisory Committee
Additionally, it was the Committee's assessment that perhaps some of the concerns about meeting training levels and personnel retention could be effectively addressed by simply increasing compensation rates for training time.
In the event the Council elects to proceed in that direction we recommend that a special committee be created to aid in the process of conducting a public awareness campaign and development of a suitable contractual arrangement.
The primary task of the Committee was to determine if Dexter's Public Safety organizations were structured, manned, and funded to meet the needs of the community.
www.dextermaine.org /publicsafetycommittee.html   (5859 words)

 Orders of the Day — Railways...: 28 Jan 2003: House of Commons debates (TheyWorkForYou.com)
Maintenance is critical to safety, which is why Network Rail is making a number of fundamental changes to the way in which it controls maintenance, so getting a much-needed grip on it.
Given what we know about the relative safety of road transport compared with rail transport, it follows that tens of thousands of our fellow citizens are risking life and limb in a way that would not be necessary were the Central line operating.
After all, TfL in its memorandum to the Select Committee dated 11 December points to the rather unanswerable argument that the primary purpose of the Act was to transfer responsibility for the London underground to TfL and the London Mayor.
www.theyworkforyou.com /debates/?id=2003-01-28.763.0&s=terrorism+speaker%3A10125   (9810 words)

 Fire Safety
This legislation establishes a five member public safety assistance board in the Executive Office of Public Safety to authorize a public safety assistance program for the purpose of awarding and prioritizing grants to cities and towns for capital construction projects and to encourage and foster the establishment and building of joint public safety facilities.
As a legislative body, the Joint Committee on Public Safety (and by extension, the Subcommittee on Fire Safety) is charged with the research and development of legislative and budgetary recommendations that attempt to pragmatically change the status quo in the field of public safety.  Under the direction of Chairman Timothy J. Toomey, Jr.
In fact, the Joint Committee on Public Safety has a distinguished history of advocating on behalf of fire equipment grants and recently (Chapter 202 of the Acts of 2002) every fire department in the state received a minimum award of $13,000 under a $10 million Firefighting Equipment Grant Program.
www.mass.gov /legis/reports/firesafety.htm   (6811 words)

 Committee of Public Safety   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The Committee of Public Safety (French : Comité de Salut Public) set up by the National Convention on April 6 1793 formed the de facto executive government of France during the Reign of Terror (1793 - 1794) of the French Revolution.
Under war conditions and with national survival at stake the Jacobins under Robespierre centralised denunciations trials and executions under supervision of this committee of twelve members.
Safety and security in public housing: Field hearing before the Subcommittee on Housing and Community Development of the Committee on Banking, Finance...
www.freeglossary.com /Committee_of_Public_Safety   (285 words)

 CRCOG - Public Safety Council   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The Capitol Region Public Safety Council was established by a resolution of the Policy Board in September of 1995 and serves as an active and effective arm of the CRCOG team.
Public Safety Council meeting notice/agendas and minutes are now available on the Meetings page of this website.
As a result of an initiative by the Public Safety Council, a regional police physical ability testing program, adhering to POST standards, was unveiled in February of 2000.
www.crcog.org /public_safety.htm   (705 words)

 Chapter 7 Page 2
Recognizing that fact, the Convention, even before the victory of the Mountain, had delegated power to a twelve-member Committee of Public Safety (CPS) created in the spring of 1793.
By early 1794, the French armies created through the much-reviled draft had succeeded in defeating the invaders and were beginning to occupy territory particularly along the northern and eastern frontiers.
With every victory, however, the Committee of Public Safety found itself engaged in another battle for survival in domestic politics.
chnm.gmu.edu /revolution/chap7b.html   (776 words)

 Public Safety Committee
At present the Public Safety Department is charged with police and fire operations as well as T.O.S.H.A. training for all City Departments and identifying public safety hazards.
The Director of Public Safety has made advances in updating equipment in the department through assistance from the City budget process and searching out and obtaining grants from the State and Federal sources.
The department should raise the professional standard for all public safety personnel through advance specialized training requirements and monitor salaries to be competitive in the market and attract the best applicants for the citizens of Winchester.
www.winchester-tn.com /psc.html   (2028 words)

 JOINT COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC SAFETY & HOMELAND SECURITY   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
HOUSE NO. 1408 the use of safety helmets for persons sixteen years of age and under while operating alpine skis and snowboards.
HOUSE NO. 1412 to require the use of safety helmets while using non-motorized scooters by children under the age of eighteen.
HOUSE NO. 1918 investigation by a special committee (including members of the General Court) the oversight and responsibility for responding to statewide emergencies.
www.mass.gov /legis/comm/j22.htm   (2058 words)

 9 Thermidor
Robespierrists: Maximilien Robespierre, 36, member of Committee of Public Safety, Antoine Saint-Just, 26, member of Committee of Public Safety, Georges Couthon, 38, member of Committee of Public Safety, Philippe Lebas, 29, member of Committee of General Security, Augustin Robespierre, 32, member of Committee of General Security, Francois Hanriot, 36, Commander of National Guard
Robespierre had been a member of the Committee of Public Safety for exactly a year on July 27, 1794 and his presence was becoming a source of extreme menace to most of his colleagues in the Convention and on both of the powerful Committees.
Taken first to the Committee, where his jaw was bandaged by a doctor on the Green Room table, and then merely identified before the Tribunal to be sentenced to death, Robespierre was placed in the tumbrel the afternoon of 10 Thermidor.
www.angelfire.com /ca6/frenchrevolution89/thermidor.html   (1645 words)

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