DeKalb Emergency Management Agency

CodeRED is an opt-in system that provides rapid notification to residents and businesses regarding emergency events within DeKalb County.      Crisis Track is a self-reporting database that allows residents to report damage assessed from severe, inclement weather within DeKalb County.   








DeKalb County Emergency Management Agency


Our Mission

The DeKalb County Emergency Management Agency (DEMA) exists to serve the citizens of the County through effective planning, response, and mitigation of natural and man-made disasters. 

Our Responsibilities 

To maintain the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) for DeKalb County and incorporated cities of Avondale Estates, Brookhaven, Chamblee, Clarkston, Decatur, Doraville, Dunwoody, Lithonia, Pine Lake, Stone Crest, Stone Mountain, Tucker and the sections of the City of Atlanta that reside within DeKalb County.

To manage the CodeRED citizen warning system. This is the warning system DeKalb County uses for emergency notifications and weather warnings. 

To maintain and develop all local emergency management programs, projects and plans required by state and federal government. 

To act as a liaison with local, state, and federal authorities during major emergencies and disasters. 

To provide 24-hour coordination of resources for emergencies and disasters. 



Contact Us

Director:       Joseph Cox
Office:          770.270.0413
Address:      1950 W Exchange Pl 
                     Tucker, Georgia 30084