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Community Safety
The Animal Control Officer enforces all laws relating to control of animals, investigates animal bites, quarantines offending pets, and delivers pet safety programs.

The Arlington Emergency Management Office is charged with the responsibility to develop and implement Comprehensive Emergency Management (CEM). The heaviest emphasis in the past was on preparedness and response to all risks:  man-caused emergencies and natural disasters. In addition to Preparedness and Response, equal emphasis is now placed on Mitigation and Recovery phases of CEM.

This plan addresses emergency situations in which the actions of many different agencies must be coordinated. This major coordination effort differs from those emergencies handled on a daily basis by local fire, law enforcement, and medical services personnel.

The Arlington Fire Department will strive for excellence in the performance of our duty and service to the community and the customers we serve.  We are committed in finding better ways of protecting the lives and property of our citizens from the ravages of fire and other disasters and devoted in working together for the betterment of our community.

The Inspectional Services Department enforces the Commonwealth of Massachusetts' Building, Wiring, Plumbing, and Fuel Gas Codes as well as the Town of Arlington's Zoning ByLaws.

The mission of the Arlington Police Department is to promote, preserve and deliver quality services and to ensure the safety of ALL members of our community.

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