The mission of the Dallas County Emergency Management Agency is to promote whole community preparedness through a collaborative, comprehensive effort to prepare, mitigate, respond and recover from all hazards.
Serving the Communities of:
Adel - Dallas Center - Dallas County - Dexter - Linden - Redfield - Waukee - Bouton - Dawson - Granger - Minburn - Urbandale - West Des Moines - Clive - Desoto - Grimes - Perry - Van Meter - Woodward
Chapter 29C of Iowa Code creates the Iowa Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management and the local Emergency Management Commissions in Iowa.
The Dallas County Emergency Management Commission is made up of the mayors of all the jurisdictions in Dallas County, one member of the Dallas County Board of Supervisors, and the Sheriff. The Commission appoints a Emergency Management Coordinator to manage the Agency and assist the Commission.