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Lake County's Public Safety Department serves a vital role in the community, providing and coordinating lifesaving services. These include response to fires and hazardous materials incidents, special operations, emergency management, Countywide Radio Program coordination, and E9-1-1 communications and disaster response. The Department's purpose, training, and orientation are all focused on providing these essential services to the public.

For more information about Public Safety services, click on the divisions below. The Public Safety Department Administrative Offices can be reached at (352) 343-9458 and are open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Public Safety employees collectively operate under the following organizational Vision, Mission and Core Values:

VISION STATEMENT
Creating a partnership with the community to provide excellence in service through the actions of innovative, responsive employees.

MISSION STATEMENT
Providing quality services that are responsive to changing needs, displaying confidence to the community through our actions, and achieving excellence and value in a courteous, responsive, and efficient manner.

OUR PHILOSOPHY – CORE VALUES
We are committed to providing quality services to our community in a business-friendly manner that are helpful, caring and responsive to our customer needs and expectations. We believe that the success of our organization depends on teamwork, mutual trust, and honesty achieved through commitment to the following organizational core values:

Communication with one another and citizens, professionalism while performing our duties, courtesy in all personal relations, integrity in everything we do, accountability and loyalty to our community, to this organization and each member; innovation in meeting the present and future needs of the county; responsibility as a team for the efficient and effective delivery of services; pride in our work, dedication to public service, compassion to those who fall victim to personal injury or loss of property, and knowledge to be the best we can be.

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