SAFECOM Publishes Best Practices for Governance Charters White Paper

Author: Ralph Barnett, III, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) 

The SAFECOM Best Practices for Governance Charters white paper serves as a guide for state, local, tribal, and territorial public safety entities in developing charters and bylaws. When creating bylaws or a charter, the governance group must agree upon key policies and procedures that determine how the group will operate. Charters and bylaws promote transparency by making the governance body’s procedures and processes accessible to the communities it serves. This white paper describes the key elements found in effective charters and bylaws.

The public safety community is encouraged to explore and share this document to further advance governance charters, interoperability, and operability across the nation. For more information on SAFECOM governance resources, please visit: