Department of Public Safety

Our mission is to provide the community with highly professional, well-coordinated public safety services through training, education, communications, planning and management of the response to, and recovery from, natural or man-made disasters. We do this primarily by operating the county’s 9-1-1 public safety telephone system and emergency dispatch radio service, through our Office of Emergency Management and the training we provide to fire, law enforcement and emergency medical first responders at our Public Safety Training Campus.

The Department of Public Safety employs a highly qualified and trained team of 200 public safety professionals who work around the clock to create a safer County for our residents and visitors. Our areas of expertise include:

We amplify our impact and reach through close partnerships with numerous government agencies (federal government, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, surrounding counties, and municipalities), non-profit organizations, and private businesses. One mission, one team, many partners.