About Delaware County Emergency Services

The Emergency Services Department has the responsibility to support public safety agencies, programs and initiatives that protect the people, institutions and culture of Delaware County.

This mission of the Department is accomplished through the Divisions of Emergency Management, Special Operations Group and Emergency Communications.

Timothy Boyce is the Director of Emergency Services for the County of Delaware. In that capacity, he serves as the County’s Emergency Manager and over sees operations of the 911 Center.

The Delaware County Department of Emergency Services is a 24-hour emergency communications center and emergency management agency that is responsible for the 911 calls of 48 municipalities spread across 184 square miles in Delaware County. These calls can be related to the necessity of police, fire or emergency medical services.

Nearly 2,500 911 calls are answered each day for over 40 law enforcement agencies, 65 fire departments and 31 emergency medical services agencies. There are 12 emergency services that are managed, including the Delaware County Citizen’s Corps. In the case of an emergency, call 911. Calling outside of the Delaware County, Pa area? Call 610-565-6500 

Director Boyce was appointed by Delaware County Council in the Fall of 2016 and leads 130 members of the Department of Emergency Services.

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