Homeland Security & Public Safety

Planning Areas

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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    Emergency Preparedness Council Convenes Senior Leaders Seminar

    April 30, 2015

    Emergency managers and elected officials from around the National Capital Region participated in the Emergency Preparedness Council (EPC) Senior Leaders Seminar...

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    COG Holds Briefing on Ebola, Links to More Information

    October 8, 2014

    At the October COG Board of Directors meeting, area health officials briefed board members on how the National Capital Region has planned for and would respond...

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    Officials Promote National Cyber Security Month

    October 7, 2014

    October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month and COG and its member governments are calling attention to the topic, which is essential to the region’s...

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    National Drug Take Back Day Promotes Safe Communities and Water Supplies

    September 24, 2014

    Regional officials are encouraging area residents to dispose of unused or expired medication on National Prescription Drug Take Back Day this Saturday,...

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    9-1-1 Communications Infrastructure Essential to Safety of Region

    September 22, 2014

    The ability to reach emergency first responders is vital to saving lives but in most areas of the country services like 9-1-1 calls still use outdated...

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    COG Board Votes to Support 9-1-1 Communications Infrastructure Planning

    September 10, 2014

    The Council of Governments Board of Directors today endorsed a study to dramatically expand the functionality of the region’s 9-1-1 emergency call centers to...

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    Crime Rate Continues Downward Trend in Metropolitan Washington

    July 9, 2014

    The crime rate in metropolitan Washington is continuing to decrease according to the 2013 Annual Report on Crime & Crime Control released today at the...

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