Public Safety Programs

The Public Safety Planning Department is significantly involved in several aspects of public safety planning, including: Emergency Communications, Homeland Security, Emergency Management, planning & training, and grant management for several major federal grant programs.

Public safety planning includes establishing liaisons with statewide as well as regional emergency management coordinators, federal government, state government, local & county government, law enforcement, fire fighters, emergency medical services, public & educational officials, and emergency communications organizations.

Additionally, the Public Safety Planning Department is responsible for the development and maintenance of the Regional 9-1-1 Emergency Number System, Region Emergency Response Plan, oversight of Homeland Security Grants, Public Safety Communications Grants, as well as other public safety-related funding programs as they become available.