Who We Are
What is Emergency Management?
Emergency Management is the ability to respond to natural and man-made disasters through mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery in order to protect life, property, and the environment.

Polk County is most susceptible to the following natural hazards: floods, thunderstorms, hurricanes, wildfires, tornados, severe winter storms, drought, and extreme heat.

Polk County is most susceptible to the following man-made hazards: hazmat incidents and wildfires.
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We are committed to your safety. Our staff works for you.
Sydney Murphy
County Judge
Courtney Comstock
Department Head
  • The county judge must step up to serve his or her community, and rise above the normal duties of the office, keeping county residents safe and becoming the hero the county deserves.

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Chawna Reuter
Deputy Emergency Management Coordinator

Linda Hicks

Linda Sloan
9-1-1 Addressing Coordinator

Emergency Operations Center
The Emergency Operations Center (EOC) includes the County Judge, Polk County OEM, Department of Public Safety, Polk County Sheriff’s Office, EMS Services, Fire Services, TxDOT and other agency partners as needed. This team coordinates communications, operations, and logistics to ensure the safety of all residents in Polk County.
Polk County EOC