Department of Public Safety
Chief Colin T. Faulkner, - Director
911 Public Safety Blvd. Dover, DE 19901
(302) 735-2200 / Fax: (302) 735-2186
Office Hours: 8:00am-5:00pm Mon.-Fri.
The Department of Public Safety consists of the Division of Emergency Communications, the Division of Emergency Management, and the Division of Emergency Medical Services. This department administers all public safety-related functions for the County, including operating the 24 hour, seven day a week centralized dispatch center for fire, ambulance and rescue; informing the public of dangers that threaten the well being of the citizens of the County; coordinating activities in the event of extraordinary emergencies; and ensuring high quality emergency medical care through advanced life support services.
The Emergency Communications Division, also known as Kent Center is the true first responder to all emergencies. Our role is to act as a vital and critical link between our public safety agencies and the citizens they protect and serve. We strive to ensure the preservation of life and property by treating all who use our services with professionalism, courtesy, and compassion and by relaying accurate information in a timely and efficient manner.
The Emergency Management Division provides planning and preparedness for, and coordination of, repsonse activities for eventsw that threaten the health and safety of County residents and visitors and that may damage property and effect the economy within the County.
The Emergency Medical Services Division is responsible for delivery of advanced life support services to residents and visitors to the County. Ensures high quality emergency medical care through quality assurance reviews, continual in-service training and updates, and public education. Also assists volunteer ambulance companies to provide a total medical system.