- Cumberland County urges state lawmakers to reauthorize and increase the 9-1-1 surcharge before it expires on Jan. 31, 2024. This is the county's primary source of funding for our 9-1-1 center. Learn more about 9-1-1 Funding
Responsibilities of the Public Safety Department include:
Operating the 9-1-1 Public Safety Telephone and Radio Systems from the Emergency Communications Center.
Providing comprehensive planning and operational readiness to municipalities, groups, businesses and individuals in preparing for, supporting and recovering from the impact of natural or man-made disasters.
Coordinating and sustaining the capability to respond and mitigate the impact of hazardous materials and other community risk incidents.
Assisting all emergency first responders and special teams in conducting essential training and maintaining technical proficiency using local and regional assets and capabilities.
The mission of the department is to coordinate essential public safety activity among federal, state, regional, county, municipal agencies and volunteer organizations to provide quick, reasoned responses to the needs of our citizens during daily public safety operations and emergencies for both natural and man-made disasters, including those resulting from acts of terrorism.