Public Safety
New, Modern Crime Lab Opens01:47

VIDEO: New, Modern Crime Lab Opens

| 5:09 PM

The County celebrated the opening of a state-of-the-art crime lab in Kearny Mesa. It will be the hub of forensic services for the Sheriff’s Department and more than 30 local law enforcement and criminal justice agencies. The ribbon-cutting ceremony also offered a look inside the new facility.

Public Safety
A Milestone in Helping to Keep You Safe02:07

VIDEO: A Milestone in Helping to Keep You Safe

| 3:41 PM

The County Fire Authority is celebrating its 10th birthday. Its partnership with CAL FIRE means there are more firefighting personnel, equipment and aircraft serving rural parts of the County than anywhere else in the United States. Visit readyforwildfire.org and readysandiego.org to prepare you and your loved ones for the next wildfire.

Public Safety
Is Your Family Prepared for a Disaster?02:03

VIDEO: Is Your Family Prepared for a Disaster?

| 3:58 PM

Natural disasters can happen at any time and you may only have minutes to evacuate. It’s important to have a plan and to make sure you practice it at least twice a year with the entire family.

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The County  offers regular training opportunities for Partner Relay Network members to help them understand what is important to communicate during an emergency.

Partner Network Relays Disaster Information to Vulnerable Communities

| 8:15 AM

In a local emergency, people who don’t speak English or Spanish may not understand urgent information put out by government agencies and media. This is a challenge faced by public health departments and local emergency managers throughout the country, but San Diego County is trying out a solution by partnering with a broad network of trusted community organizations.