Homeland Security


The mission of the Office of Homeland Security is to save lives, protect property, assist the public in their time of need, and ensure the safety of our first responders through a comprehensive and integrated emergency management system, combined with professional call taking, dispatch, technical and support services.  Together, we will serve our community through professional responsiveness, preparation, mitigation and recovery from all emergencies and hazards that may impact our County.

Remain Vigilant

Prince George's County Office of Homeland Security is asking all County residents to remain vigilant for suspicious persons and/or activity.

At the present time, there is no credible intelligence on a pending attack against the United States. 

With our proximity to the Nation’s capital and all of its symbolic facilities, it is everyone’s duty to protect our great County and country. If any suspicious persons or activity are observed, please contact the Prince George's County Police to have a Suspicious Activity Report (SAR) taken.  Always remember, if you “See Something, Say Something.”

The non-emergency dispatch is available 24/7 at 301-352-1200

  • To report a non-threatening suspicious person(s), vehicle(s) that require the on scene presence or response of a police officer

Call 9-1-1 only to report emergencies - Available 24/7

  • Any life-threatening situation
  • any even where there is an immediate threat causing fear for your personal safety or the personal safety of others

For more information on identifying suspicious activity indicators, visit the Department of Homeland Security.

Warming & Cooling Centers

As temperatures reach extremes, both extreme heat or extreme cold can become dangerous to the public and the public's health  

In the event of extreme heat or extreme cold temperatures, Cooling Centers and Warming Centers throughout the County will be open for residents, especially the most vulnerable, to temporarily escape the elements.

Prepare For Winter Weather

Winter storms create a higher risk of car accidents, hypothermia, frostbite, carbon monoxide poisoning, and heart attacks from overexertion. Winter storms including blizzards can bring extreme cold, freezing rain, snow, ice and high winds. Learn more on Winter Weather Preparedness here.