For the People
A body of dedicated civil servants entrusted to maintain the highest standards, uphold the law and enrich the lives of its citizens governs Denison. The city’s government and services are second to none when it comes to providing leadership and commitment to the future.
Each of the communities in Crawford County has a volunteer fire department and the departments assist each other as necessary to protect the lives and property of their residents. Services available include fire protection, EMS-Assist, Haz-Mat, Search and Rescue, Extrication, and Fire Prevention Education.
The Crawford County Sheriff’s Department and the Denison Police Department cooperate in joint operation of the Crawford County Communications Center, the only public service answering point in Crawford County. The Communications Center serves eight fire departments and their EMS first responders, dispatches ambulances for Crawford County Memorial Hospital, and is the lifeline for the Sheriff’s Office and police departments in Denison, Manilla, Dow City and Charter Oak. The Denison Police Department also participates in the D.A.R.E. Program and serves the public with a variety of educational, prevention and participation programs.