Leadership

Pennsylvania’s New Notion.

Issue 10 and Volume 1878 1.

Pennsylvania’s New Notion. The Legislature of Pennsylvania has under consideration a plan of organic law for the cities of that State prepared by the Municipal Commission, in which Article VII. provides for a “Department of Public Safety” to have control of the Police and Firemen. There are many good features in the bill, and, if it becomes a law, and can be administered independent of politics, as is proj posed, it will give Philadelphia a more satisfactory administration of the Fire Department than she has lately enjoyed. For the benefit of other cities that may have municipal changes in contemplation, we summarize the provisions of the bill. It . provides for three Directors of the Department of Public Safety, who are charged with the care, management, administration and supervision of the police affairs, and all matters relating to the public health, to the fire and 1 police force, fire-alarm telegraph…

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