Homeland Security & Public Safety

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The Council of Governments’ public safety and homeland security work helps ensure the Region Forward Vision’s goal for safe communities for area residents and visitors. On homeland security, COG brings leaders together to increase the region’s ability to detect, prepare, train for, and respond to man-made and natural threats. COG works with police chiefs, fire chiefs, and other first responders on a variety of public safety issues from crime prevention to fire safety. Ensuring reliable, timely emergency communication is also a priority of COG and its members. 

News & Multimedia

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  • MPD at Inauguration
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    Inauguration weekend security a regional effort

    March 1, 2017

    As thousands of visitors descended on metropolitan Washington for Inauguration weekend, area homeland security and public safety personnel stood ready to...

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    COG, Board of Trade help regional leaders prepare for 2017 Inauguration

    January 18, 2017

    The Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments and the Greater Washington Board of Trade partnered to host a free briefing on January 12, featuring top...

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    New alerts warn commuters of impending winter weather

    January 5, 2017

    The National Weather Service announced it will issue Winter Commuter Alerts when weather conditions indicate there is a threat to drivers traveling during the...

  • Annual Meeting 2016
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    Three takeaways from the 2016 COG Annual Meeting

    December 21, 2016

    The COG annual membership meeting on December 14 provided area leaders with an opportunity to focus on major regional initiatives, such as efforts to restore...

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    Geldart, Schwartz presented with COG award for regional leadership

    December 20, 2016

    COG’s Ronald F. Kirby Award for Collaborative Leadership was presented to two regional leaders, the District of Columbia's Homeland Security and Emergency...

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    COG recognizes local public safety leader for 62 years of service

    November 17, 2016

    Fairfax County Public Safety Communications Director Stephen Souder, who recently retired after more than 60 years of public safety service in the metropolitan...

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