Department of Emergency Communications

Frederick County Government is hiring EMERGENCY COMMUNICATIONS SPECIALISTs.

If you have an EMERGENCY, Dial 911

Emergency Communications:

  • Serves as the PSAP (Public Safety Answering Point) answering and distribution point for all 911 emergency and non-emergency requests for assistance in Frederick County.
  • Provides both Basic 911 and Enhanced 911 (E911) which provides more specific location information on the whereabouts of a wireless caller by using latitude and longitude.
  • Dispatch fire, rescue and ambulance services, Frederick County Animal Control and law enforcement; including Frederick County Sheriff's Office, Brunswick City Police, and Thurmont Police Department.
  • Numerous non-emergency phone line are monitored and the center coordinates all after hour communications for county agencies.

Note: Frederick County utilizes TEXT to 911. This allows the public to TEXT an emergency to 911. We are working on NEXTGEN 911 (NG911) which will allow pictures and video to be sent to 911 along with texting.

Contact Us

  1. Philip Lambert



    5370 Public Safety Place

    Frederick, MD 21704

    Ph: 301-600-4015

    Fax: 301-600-2811

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