SERT Emergency Management System
Emergency management systems are required by the State of California Office of Emergency Services (OES), the California Department of Homeland Security and the federal Department of Homeland Security to be in place and utilized by counties, known as Operational Area’s (OA), during emergencies.
The Riverside County Emergency Operations Plan (EOP), Sheriff's Department Directives, and Department Standard Operating Procedures define the emergency management requirements for law enforcement and fatalities management operations within Riverside County.
Law enforcement operations and fatality management within Riverside County are under the direction and control of the Sheriff.
Municipal police departments, the District Attorney’s Office and the Probation Department assist the Sheriff’s Department with law enforcement operations. Local funeral directors augment fatality management functions, directed by Sheriff’s personnel from the Coroner’s Bureau.
SERT Bureau is the conduit for Riverside County and State mutual aid, search and rescue operations and develops monitors and supervises the Department of Homeland Security grants awarded to the department.