The Emergency Management program is based on the requirements of the Georgia Emergency Management Act of 1981, as amended December 1992.

Emergency Management is the managerial function of Jenkins County government, charged with creating and maintaining the framework within the community to reduce vulnerability to hazards and cope with disasters that may impact the county.


  • Develop and maintain all local emergency management programs, projects, and plans required by state and federal government.
  • Maintain the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) for Jenkins County and municipalities.
  • Provide 24-hour coordination of resources to emergencies and disasters.
  • Provide 24-hour emergency coordination to multiple response agencies.
  • Provide liaison with local, state and federal authorities during major emergencies and disasters.
  • Develop, coordinate and conduct emergency management training/exercise programs.
  • Develop and distribute emergency management presentations, brochures, pamphlets, public service announcements and other relevant information for civic organizations, business, and the public.


To protect Jenkins County citizens by coordinating and integrating all activities necessary to build, sustain, and improve the capability to mitigate against, prepare for, respond to, and recover from threatened or actual natural disasters, acts of terrorism, or other man-made disasters in order to save lives, protect property, and reduce the effects of disasters.


To create a safer, less vulnerable community with the capacity to cope with hazards and disasters.

Jenkins County Emergency Operations Center

833 E. Winthrope Ave., Millen, GA 30442


CodeRED is a web-based critical communication solution that enables public safety personnel to notify residents and businesses by telephone, text message, email, and social media of time-sensitive information, emergencies, or urgent notifications.

Any message regarding the safety of our residents and community will be disseminated using CodeRED. We will send out alerts via phone, text, email, and social media in a variety of situations including boil water notices, gas leaks, evacuation notices, police activity, fire emergencies, missing persons, and more. This is a community alert system to ensure you remain informed of important information. Please keep in mind that as you register to receive CodeRED alerts, you have the ability to select the types of messages you wish to receive and your preferred means of communication.