Public Safety

Functions
Storm Lake’s Public Safety Department is an umbrella organization that includes the following individual departments / budgets:

Public Safety Umbrella Concept
The public safety concept was started in 2000 by the Storm Lake Council. The public safety concept puts all emergency-related services, primarily those of police and fire departments, under the administration of a single person - the public safety director.

The position of public safety director was created as an overlay position which could be applied to either the police chief or the fire chief by the appointment of the city manager.