We all have a role in hometown security.
Citizen Corps asks you to embrace the personal responsibility to be prepared; to get training in first aid and emergency skills; and to volunteer to support local emergency responders, disaster relief, and community safety. You may not know it, but there are more than 2,000 Citizen Corps Councils serving nearly 226 million people or 79% of the total U.S. population.
So…are you playing a role in your hometown security? If not, find out how through any of the following Citizen Corps programs. And if there's not an active Citizen Corps program in your community, learn how you can start one and begin making your hometown more secure.
|About Citizen Corps|
Citizen Corps, a vital component of USA Freedom Corps, was created to help coordinate volunteer activities to make our communities safer, stronger, and better prepared to respond to any emergency situation. It provides opportunities for people to participate in a range of measures to make their families, their homes, and their communities safer from the threats of crime, terrorism, and disasters of all kinds.
Citizen Corps programs build on the successful efforts that are in place in many communities around the country to prevent crime and respond to emergencies. Programs that started through local innovation are the foundation for Citizen Corps and this national approach to citizen participation in community safety.
To learn more about Citizen Corps or how you can get involved in your hometown, click here.
Citizen Corps is coordinated nationally by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). In this capacity, DHS works closely with other federal entities, state and local governments, first responders and emergency managers, the volunteer community, and the White House Office of the USA Freedom Corps.