Public Safety

Erie County Department of Public Safety building

The Department of Public Safety provides for the safety and welfare of the public through 911 communications and emergency management coordination.

  • Next Generation Public Safety Radio System updates continue

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 24, 2020 CONTACT: John Grappy jgrappy@eriecountypa.gov 814-451-7945 Erie, PA – The Erie County Department of Public Safety continues to improve the accessibility and coverage of the Next Generation Public Safety Radio System. The department, in close partnership with first responders, has worked diligently to identify geographical

  • National CPR Awareness

    Cardiac arrest is an electrical malfunction in the heart that causes an irregular heartbeat (arrhythmia) and disrupts the flow of blood to the brain, lungs and other organs. Cardiac arrest is a leading cause of death. When a person has a cardiac arrest, survival depends on immediately receiving CPR from

  • About the “Hot Car Bill”

    In October of 2018, Governor Tom Wolf signed Act 104 of 2018, House Bill 1216, the Motor Vehicle Extreme Heat Protection Act, otherwise known as the “Hot Car Bill” that went into effect on December 23, 2018. The law enforcement officer or emergency responder must have a good-faith and reasonable

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