Citizen Corp/CERT Program

​Oakland County partners and liaisons with local community programs and is a major contributor to Citizen Corps framework with CERT being one of the foundational programs. 

As indicated by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the Citizen Corps Program is a collaborative framework that brings together local communities, citizen volunteers, and a network of first-responder organizations. The organizations involved in Citizen Corps Programs are local fire and police departments, county health departments, and community neighborhood associations. The Citizen Corps Partner Programs consist of Community Emergency Response Team (CERT); Fire Corps; Medical Reserve Corps; Neighborhood Watch; and Volunteers in Police Service. One of the goals of the Citizen Corps framework is to pair interested volunteers with organizations in need of support. A summary of the Citizen Corps programs is included in this webpage. Also, you can review the list of our Oakland County communities with Citizen Corps Programs at the bottom.

Additional information is available on the Citizen Corps Program website.

 Oakland County communities with active Citizen Corps programs

​If you are interested in becoming a member of a Citizen Corps Team in Oakland County, please complete the
Citizen Corps Program Member Application. The completed application can be scanned then emailed to or faxed to 248-858-5550 or mailed to:

Oakland County Emergency Management and Homeland Security Department
1200 North Telegraph Road, Bldg 47W
Pontiac, Michigan, 48341

Applicants may be asked to submit to a background check.

The County of Oakland does not discriminate on the basis of disability in admission of access to its programs, activities or services as required by Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Please contact us within five (5) business days prior to the event if you have any special needs.