State of Georgia
Department of Public Safety
Public Safety 404-624-7700
The Georgia Department of Public Safety oversees the day-to-day operation of the Georgia State Patrol (GSP), Capitol Police and the Motor Carrier Compliance Division (MCCD). GSP troopers investigate traffic crashes and enforce traffic and criminal laws on the state’s roads. MCCD officers conduct safety inspections of commercial motor vehicles and inspect highway shipments of hazardous materials.
Division of Emergency Management
The Georgia Division of Emergency Management and Homeland Security facilitates the protection of life and property against man-made and natural disasters by directing the state’s efforts in the areas of prevention, preparedness, mitigation, response and recovery. Visit the division’s website for a severe weather awareness guide and other preparedness information.
The Augusta-Richmond County Emergency Management Agency provides a comprehensive and aggressive emergency preparedness, response and recovery program for the county in order to save lives, protect property and reduce the effects of disasters. The Augusta-Richmond County Emergency Management serves a population of 200,000 covering 324 square miles. Visit the department’s website for the county’s natural disasters and terrorism guides and other disaster preparedness information.
The Columbia County Emergency Services Division is responsible for planning and coordinating actions for disaster preparation, response and recovery. The division oversees the Emergency Management Agency. The department’s primary responsibilities are to develop and maintain emergency plans, conduct disaster training exercises for all agencies, provide emergency public information, provide awareness and education programs, coordinate area emergency service agencies, and coordinate community warning systems. Visit the office’s website for the county’s family disaster preparedness plan and other disaster preparedness information.
Visit Columbia County’s Fire Services Division website for a full list of fire departments in the county.
Law Enforcement Division