Advising the County Council on animal-related legislation, the Board also advises the County Executive on budget matters related to animal control expenses and fines issued.
Five members and two alternates constitute the Board. Members are appointed by the County Executive with County Council approval to three-year terms (County Code, sec. 133-20).
The Department of Corrections includes the Central Booking Unit, Community Corrections, and the Detention Center.
Wicomico County Detention Center, 411 Naylor Mill Road, Salisbury, Maryland, June 2018. Photo by Diane F. Evartt.
The Department of Emergency Services develops the County's emergency plan for disaster preparation, response, and mitigation, and receives all 911 calls. Calls are received through the Communications Center, which coordinates response units to most efficiently and effectively respond to emergencies. Response units include municipal and independent fire companies, municipal police departments, the Sheriff's Office, and the Department of State Police. During disasters, the Department of Emergency Services coordinates federal, State and local response and relief efforts (Code Public Safety Article, secs. 14-109 through 14-113; County Code, sec. 15-1 through 15-12). The Department also provides Citizens Emergency Response Training, which offers emergency medical and response training to County residents.
Assisted by the Local Emergency Planning Committee, the Department oversees three divisions: Communications; Emergency Management; and Radio.
The Deputy State Fire Marshal is appointed by the State Fire Marshal (Code Public Safety Article, sec. 6-303).
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