Emergency Management

As the Chief of Police and Emergency Operations Commander for the Town of Indian Shores and for the Town of Redington Shores, it is my job to make sure our communities are prepared to respond to emergencies, recover from them and mitigate against their impact. During an emergency we will identify and analyze threats, risks, and inform the community so that everyone is prepared for any natural disaster that could happen. 
The primary function of emergency management is to coordinate the appropriate response for all types of emergencies, and to ensure that the plan in place will work in the time of a disaster. Our goal is to assess the hazard so we can properly identify the impact, develop a plan to minimize costs and prioritize procedures for Emergency Management. 
Disasters have an impact on Floridians and guests physically, emotionally, and financially. The best way to reduce panic in the case of and emergency is through continued partnerships with our community. Communicating preparedness messages to our homeowners, businesses and our visitors reassures the citizens that we are prepared to respond to all disasters.     
Our highly-qualified, highly-educated, and highly-trained workforce that communicates well and functions as a team provides the Town of Indian Shores with the expertise to respond to and recover from all types of disasters. In order to improve the organizational structure to provide the highest level of service to the community, it is our goal and priority to ensure all personnel are trained to handle any type of emergency situation. We will continue to ensure our team receives the education they need to assist with coordination and communication in the event of a disaster. 

Our goal is to keep the Town of Indian Shores and the Town of Redington Shores a safe place to live, work and play. 

Chief Rick Swan