Public Safety Department | Definition

Doc's CJ Glossary by Adam J. McKee
Course: Introduction

A Public Safety Department is a government agency responsible for maintaining law and order, protecting citizens from threats, and providing emergency services, such as police, fire, and emergency medical services.

They may also be involved in crime prevention, disaster response, and community outreach programs. The exact structure and responsibilities of a Public Safety Department may vary depending on the jurisdiction and level of government, but their primary goal is to ensure the safety and well-being of the public.

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Last Modified: 03/13/2023


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