About OHS

The Prince George’s County Office of Homeland Security strives to coordinate and integrate information and resources, provide communications infrastructure, and develop and maintain capabilities required to protect life, property, and build community resiliency.

The Office of Homeland Security leads the development of policy and strategy required to reduce risk through coordination and collaboration, prevent, protect, mitigate, response to, and recovery from hazards that threaten or impact the County.

Housed within the Office of Homeland Security (OHS) are the Office of Emergency Management (OEM) and Public Safety Communications (PSC). Within Public Safety Communication is the Mobile Technology Center (MTC).

The Office of Emergency Management is responsible for the coordination of all County agencies, to ensure the complete utilization of all available resources to effectively and efficiently mitigate, prepare for, respond to, and recover from any natural, technological or manmade emergency or disaster, regardless of size or complexity, including acts of terrorism.

Prince George’s County Public Safety Communications Center (PSC) is the Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP) for Prince Georges County. This means that all 911 calls in Prince Georges County are routed to the center for dispatching of proper emergency personnel.

Mobile Technology Center is responsible for portable assets in Public Safety Vehicles and the Mobile Command Post, PSC1 used to assist the Office of Emergency Management and Public Safety Communications with field coordination in the event of an emergency.

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