Public Safety

Department of Fire Safety

The Department of Fire Safety offers residents a wide range of fire prevention and fire protection services. Employees are trained and equipped to provide fire safety inspections, fire investigations, and public fire education programs for people of all ages.

Office of Emergency Management

The Office of Emergency Management manages the activities of emergency plan development, emergency response coordination, recovery operations, resource development and emergency public education.

Public Safety Communications

The emergency communications/911 center is staffed by fully trained emergency communicators. Each 911 communicator must complete approximately 400 hours of training including two weeks at the SC Criminal Justice Academy, National Crime Information Center (NCIC) certification, certification in Emergency Medical Dispatch (EMD) and Emergency Fire Dispatch, before they are allowed to answer their first 911 call without assistance.

Sheriff's Office

The Office of the Sheriff provides law enforcement protection to the citizens of York County. The Office of the Sheriff is separated between the Enforcement and Detention Division. The Enforcement Division is responsible for Uniform and Field Service, Criminal Investigative Services, Support Services, and Administrative Services. The Detention Division is responsible for the incarceration of individuals who are awaiting trial and also individuals who are serving a prison term in York County.