Puerto Rico Commission on Safety and Public Protection

Puerto Rico Commission on Safety and Public Protection
Agency overview
Formed December 9, 1993 (1993-12-09)
Preceding agency
  • Puerto Rico Safety Council
Jurisdiction executive branch
Parent agency Secretariat of Governance
Child agencies
Key document

The Puerto Rico Commission on Safety and Public Protection (Spanish: Comisión de Seguridad y Protección Pública) is the government agency of the executive branch of the government of Puerto Rico that coordinates, manages, and oversees all the public safety agencies and related private organizations in Puerto Rico.[1][2] The Commission is composed by the Adjutant General, the Fire Chief, the Police Superintendent, and the Director of the State Agency for Emergency and Disaster Management, with one of the aforementioned officers presiding it as the Commissioner of Safety and Public Protection.[1]


In 1993, the Governor of Puerto Rico through an executive order created the Puerto Rico Safety Council to oversee all matters related to public safety within Puerto Rico. Since its creation the Council was considered highly effective; however, at that time the Council was led by the Governor and required his continued presence so that the Council could operate effectively. This had the consequence of subtracting time from the Governor to focus on other areas of public administration. Because of this, the government created the Commission on Safety and Public Protection with broad powers so that the Commission, rather than the Governor, could implement, manage, coordinate, and oversee all public policy related to public safety in Puerto Rico.[1]



  1. 1 2 3 Reorganization Plan No. 2 of 1993 (in Spanish). Retrieved on December 29, 2012.
  2. "Organigrama del Gobierno de Puerto Rico" (PDF) (in Spanish). Puerto Rico Office of Management and Budget. April 2012. Retrieved November 18, 2012.
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