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Jeff Smathers Director P:(814) 226-6631

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MISSION STATEMENT

The Clarion County Department of Public Safety’s mission is to protect the citizens, visitors, property and environment of Clarion County by establishing a program of prevention, preparedness, mitigation, response and recovery to natural occurring and human caused disasters in Clarion County.

The Mission of the Clarion County 9-1-1 Communications Center is to contribute to the safety and quality of life in our community by linking the citizens and our public safety agencies with efficient, reliable, responsive, and professional public safety communications services. We take pride in dedicating ourselves to professionalism and public service, understanding that we are often the first representatives of local government to interact with citizens in need. We are constantly seeking ways to improve the quality of service we provide to the community and facilitate the development of highly trained, proficient, and dedicated personnel.

Our office oversees the Emergency Management function in Clarion County. We also operate Clarion County’s 24-hour Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP / 9-1-1 Center). The Department of Public Safety also serves as Clarion County’s voting representative with the North West Central PA Emergency Response Group for homeland security-related matters and Emmco West Board of Directors for EMS related matters. Click on the links to learn more about these programs.

The Department of Public Safety functions under the direct supervision of the Clarion County Board of Commissioners and is overseen by the Director of Public Safety.


If you have recently constructed a new structure for business or a residence, please register your new address with 9-1-1 to ensure emergency responders can find you.

Clarion County 9-1-1 New Address Request Form

Contact Information

Public Safety
Clarion County Department of Public Safety
421 Madison Road
Clarion, PA 16214
Telephone: (814) 226-6631
Fax: (814) 226-4294

Jeff Smathers, Director
jsmathers@dps.clarion.pa.us

Betty Isler, Confidential Secretary
bisler@dps.clarion.pa.us

9-1-1

Clarion County Department of Public Safety
421 Madison Road
Clarion, PA 16214
Telephone: (814) 226-6631
Fax: (814) 226-4294

Michelle Lander, 911 Deputy Director x4146
mlander@dps.clarion.pa.us

Emergency Management Agency

Clarion County Department of Public Safety
421 Madison Road
Clarion, PA 16214
Telephone: (814) 226-6631
Fax: (814) 226-4294

Denny Logue, Deputy Director (814) 297-7905
wlogue@dps.clarion.pa.us

Brett Whitling, Homeland Security Planner (814) 297-7995
bwhitling@dps.clarion.pa.us

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