The City of Poway is located in the north inland area of San Diego County. The city's size is approximately 40 square miles with a population of about 50,000.
The mission of the Department of Safety Services is to reduce the loss of life and property from fire, environmental, and medical emergencies through education, hazard reduction, and response.
The Director of Safety Services accomplishes this mission through 4 functional divisions that include Fire Suppression, Fire Prevention, Emergency Medical Services (EMS), and Law Enforcement Services. Collectively, these divisions provide a comprehensive approach to meeting the department's stated mission.