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The Dauphin County Department of Public Safety (DPS) takes on the dual role of serving as the County’s primary Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP) for 911 and non-emergency phone calls, as well as preparing for emergencies that may occur through planning and the Emergency Operations Center. 

DEMA uses the federal “all-hazards” principle to help the citizens, municipalities, and businesses within the County prevent against, prepare and mitigate for, respond to, and recover from natural and manmade disasters. 

The Emergency Communications Center (ECC) answers an average of over 1,250 emergency and non-emergency calls a day, and dispatches municipal police, fire and emergency medical services (EMS) to provide assistance to County residents and visitors.

Hazard Mitigation Plan Update

The Dauphin County Department of Public Safety, together with our Hazard Mitigation stakeholders, are updating the County’s Hazard Mitigation plan. The Plan’s ultimate goal is to reduce the vulnerability of Dauphin County communities to hazards such as flooding, sinkholes, mudslides, invasive species like spotted lanternflies, etc.

To effect this update, we are asking for the help of our whole community, including – our citizens, businesses, employers, healthcare providers, educators, farmers, municipal authorities, emergency responders and more. If you have a thought or idea about hazards in Dauphin County, we want to hear it. Our first step is to ask for public input in our survey regarding the County and the risks we face. Find the survey here: . 

Next steps will include industry specific surveys and public meetings.

For more information, contact us at , watch our social media pages and this website, or visit our Plan update website at:

Useful Links

2015 Yearly Statistics

  • Preparing for Emergencies
  • When Disaster Strikes
  • TMI Information
  • Hazardous Materials Team
  • LEPC
911 Information
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