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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
Promote and establish an effective public safety community partnership through collaborative inter-agency planning strategies and prudent resource management that best serve the residents of Lake County.

MISSION STATEMENT
The Public Safety Department provides exceptional safety and emergency response to assure the protection of life and property. Services are responsive to the changing needs of County, municipalities, adjoining counties, state and federal agencies. Our actions build confidence in the community and our service enhances the quality of life for our citizens.

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:

Service to Community Before Self
Integrity to Maintain Public Trust
Honor and Respect of Human Differences
Valor with Vigilance
Professionalism through Competency
Responsibility and Accountability

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