Public Safety

Animal Control
Our primary duties are to enforce the City of Florence Animal Control Ordinance. This entails the impoundment of dogs running at large within the city limits of Florence and issuing warnings and citations to owners of dogs who are violating the ordinance.

Emergency Management Agency
Most emergencies or disasters are handled at the local level without State or Federal assistance and, although Florence-Lauderdale EMA is best known for its assistance and preparedness programs, emergency management is so much more.

Fire Department
Florence Fire Rescue proudly provides the finest fire protection, rescue, hazardous materials control, and emergency medical response to the citizens of Florence, Alabama. Florence Fire operates out of five fire houses located throughout the city.

Florence Lauderdale E-911
E-911 is typically your initial emergency contact in Florence & Lauderdale County, providing life-saving assistance over the phone while dispatching the necessary first responders to your emergency. We provide this public service 24 hours a day, seven days a week and 365 days a year.

Police Department
The Florence Police Department provides protection & safety to more than 40,000 residents of Florence. We are committed to the philosophy of Community Policing. This allows our citizen's to partner with us in reaching our goal of making Florence and the Shoals area one of the safest in the nation.