About the Emergency Management and Homeland Security Department

Services Include:
  • Formally known as the Homeland Security division prior to October 2020
  • Manage the Early Weather Warning Program, which includes 275 outdoor warning sirens.
  • Training on severe weather.
  • Family preparedness.
  • Business preparedness.
  • Develop and update the Oakland County Emergency Operations Plan.
  • Prepare for response and recovery to emergency or disaster situations.
  • Provide resource information.  
  • Develop and conduct Emergency Operations Center (EOC) exercises.
  • Plan and exercise for hazardous materials incidents.
  • Maintain facility hazardous materials reports for emergency response and Community Right-To-Know.
  • Support volunteer amateur radio operators, an organization that provides emergency communications and volunteer assistance for many activities including disaster response, severe weather spotter networks, etc.
  • Oakland County Citizen Corp/CERT program to promote involvement of private citizens, business groups, civic organizations and schools in homeland security and integrated emergency management.

​During a disaster, over 34 agencies operate from our Emergency Operations Center. Emergency Management and Homeland Security Department on-call staff can be reached 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, for response to such incidents as terrorist attacks, severe weather/tornado touchdown, floods, hazardous materials incidents, industrial accidents and more.

Homeland Security Division also serves as the headquarters for the Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) for SARA Title III and maintains Tier II reporting and site plans of local industries with hazardous substances.