QUEEN ANNE'S COUNTY, MARYLAND

EXECUTIVE BRANCH

PUBLIC SAFETY

ORIGIN & FUNCTIONS


DEPARTMENT OF ANIMAL CONTROL


DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS [DETENTION CENTER]

The Department of Corrections operates the Detention Center in Centreville, and processes all persons arrested in the County. Responsible for the health and well being of those incarcerated at the Detention Center, the Department also provides inmates with general education degree (GED) preparation courses, drug and alcohol addiction classes, and other programs designed to help them upon their release.

DEPARTMENT OF EMERGENCY SERVICES

Coordinating federal, State, local and private response efforts during disasters, the Department of Emergency Services oversees all first response agencies operating in the County.

Appointed by the Governor on recommendation of the Board of County Commissioners, the Director supervises the Department (Code Public Safety Article, secs. 14-109 through 14-113; County Code, secs. 21-10 through 21-16)

FIRE MARSHAL
For Queen Anne’s County, the Department of Emergency Service is responsible for the duties of the State Fire Marshal, and for fire safety in the County. The County Fire Marshal is responsible for the investigation and enforcement of laws regarding arson; fire prevention; the installation and maintenance of fire detection and extinguisher equipment; the availability and adequacy of fire exits at public and commercial establishments; and the storage, sale, or use of explosives and combustibles (Code Public Safety Article, sec. 6-305).

Overseeing the Fire Marshal is the Division Chief, who is appointed by the State Fire Marshal (Code Public Safety Article, sec. 6-303; County Code, sec. 21-16).

The Fire Marshal is aided by the Fire and Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Commission.

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