Seal of Caroll County, Maryland

Department of Public Safety

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Emergency Management

LEPC Information and Meeting Times

The Department of Public Safety, Emergency Management maintains the responsibility for the overall safety of Carroll County residents, business owners and visitors in the event of a crisis, emergency or disaster.

We cannot accomplish this alone, as we depend on each individual and/or family to take the necessary steps to prepare and plan for ways to reduce the impact of crisis.

A crisis can be a natural event (weather), a technological event (human-caused) or an act of terror.

What we do

Plan – Develop plans, policies and procedures to help us manage any type of crisis. This is referred to as an all hazards approach. Every plan is an extension of the base plan or Emergency Operations Plan (EOP). Other plans include:

Prepare - Take the necessary steps to ready the community for an impending emergency.

Respond - Activate the Emergency Operations Center to support the incident and manage resource acquisitions.

Recover - Assist citizens and businesses in recovery efforts including damage assessments and federal reimbursement.

Partner/Coordinate - With Law Enforcement, Fire, EMS, Public Works, Board of Ed, Public Health, Citizen Services, Non-Profits, Municipalities, and Business Owners as well as many others.

Train and Exercise - With partners to ensure knowledge and skills are up to date, test plans and to “maintain readiness and competency”.

Mitigate - Identify risks and vulnerabilities and take necessary steps to lessen them in order to reduce the impact of an event.

Emergency Management
"Together Emergencies Are Manageable"
225 North Center Street
Westminster, MD 21157

Emergency Scenes

Ready Set Good

Are you prepared for an emergency? Do you have a flashlight and a portable radio with batteries, and a three-day supply of water for everyone in your home? These simple items can help you and your family get through the first 72 hours after an emergency. Take the time to prepare today, and you'll have less to worry about when it really matters.

How to reach Emergency Management staff

Valerie Hawkins - Emergency Management Manager:

Matthew Rodriguez - Emergency Management Assistant Manager:

National Flood Insurance Program

The following Carroll County communities are participating in the National Flood Insurance Program:

  • The Town of Hampstead
  • The Town of Manchester
  • The Town of New Windsor
  • The Town of Sykesville
  • The Town of Union Bridge
  • The City of Westminster
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