Homeland Security & Public Safety

Emergency Communication

The ability to communicate and share information during emergencies is critical, especially in a region as large and complex as metropolitan Washington. Past incidents, most notably 9/11, highlight the need for officials to quickly connect with each other to coordinate decisions across various local, state, and federal agencies. Governments also need tools to communicate messages to the public, and the public must be assured it can contact public safety providers without fail.

COG has helped enhance emergency communication among officials across the region in a variety of ways.

 

News & Multimedia

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  • WEATESTINGALERT_Fairfax_County_(002)
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    National Capital Region to test wireless emergency alerts system on April 5

    March 28, 2018

    COG is helping coordinate twenty jurisdictions in the region to simultaneously issue a test message to the public through the Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA)...

  • Loudoun County Courthouse
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    COG to study physical security of the region's local government buildings

    March 20, 2018

    To ensure the health, well-being, and safety of the public, government employees, and elected officials, COG will study the physical security infrastructure of...

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    Q&A: Charles County's 9-1-1 and Public Safety Communications Chief Tony Rose

    July 12, 2017

    A native of metropolitan Washington, Chief Tony Rose has served Charles County in a public safety capacity for several decades. As the Chairman of the 9-1-1...

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    Q&A: Prince George's County Chief Administrative Officer Nicholas Majett

    April 18, 2017

    Nicholas (Nick) Majett, Prince George’s County Chief Administrative Officer, has been a COG member since May 2014, when he first joined Prince George’s County...

  • 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...

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