Department of Public Safety

Welcome to the online home of the Montgomery County Department of Public Safety! 

We are pleased to present this web page, which we hope will provide you important information about our Department's programs and initiatives, as well as information on how you can prepare yourself for emergencies and disasters.

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Department Mission Statement

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.

Our Team

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:

  • Emergency communications: 9-1-1 call-taking and radio dispatch
  • Emergency management, preparedness, and coordination
  • Emergency medical services administration and support
  • Public information and community outreach
  • Training for first responders: emergency management, emergency medical services, fire service, and law enforcement

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.

To learn more about each of our divisions, scroll through and click the images below.

Emergency Communications

Emergency Communications

Emergency Management

Emergency Management

Emergency Medical Services

Emergency Medical Services

Fire Academy

Fire Academy

Law Enforcement

Law Enforcement

Department of Public Safety Careers

Are you an experienced public safety professional looking for a new career? Are you currently in another field and looking for an exciting change? The Department of Public Safety is seeking motivated and dedicated individuals to become members of our team.

When available, job opportunities will be posted on Montgomery County's online employment page. Click the image below (and be sure to scroll down to "Public Safety") to view position vacancies and apply today!

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The Department of Public Safety is committed to ensuring that this webpage is accurate, informative, accessible, and easy to navigate. If you have any feedback concerning our success in meeting these standards, please contact Public Affairs Coordinator Todd Stieritz at tstierit@montcopa.org.