Manmade or natural, disasters can strike at any time.The Office of Emergency Management provides leadership, planning, education
and resources to protect lives, property and the environment in the event a disaster were to strike Arapahoe County.
Sheriff Grayson Robinson serves as the County's Emergency Manager with the day-to-day operations overseen by Emergency Management
Coordinator Lt. Greg Palmer. Emergency Management works with County departments, local governments, volunteer organizations
and the private sector across the Denver Metro area to develop disaster preparedness plans and provide training and exercise
One of Emergency Management's primary goals is to ensure training and information is available to both first responders and
the community. The Sheriff’s Office strongly supports the community training program known as Community Emergency Response
Team or CERT. This program teaches residents how to care for themselves, their families, their home, their neighbors and community
if a large-scale incident should occur and first responders are not available. CERT training programs have been extremely
successful around the country and we are sure it will be a success in Arapahoe County.