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Glenn Dobos, Chair

Craig Marks, Vice-Chair

Anne Scofield, Secretary

K. Larry Thompson, Treasurer

Kimberly Groves, Sargeant of Arms


 Welcome to Pinellas County, Florida Citizen Corps!

The mission of Citizen Corps is to harness the power of every individual through education, training, and volunteer service to make communities safer, stronger, and better prepared to respond to the threats of terrorism, crime, public health issues, and disasters of all kinds.


CERT Basic Course Offerings

Member Organization Application 

Useful links:


Pinellas CERT

Pinellas VIPS

Pinellas MRC

 Pinellas Neighbors

Pinellas Affiliates

The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Program educates people about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact their area and trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations. Using the training learned in the classroom and during exercises, CERT members can assist others in their neighborhood or workplace following an event when professional responders are not immediately available to help. CERT members also are encouraged to support emergency response agencies by taking a more active role in emergency preparedness projects in their community. More…



Florida Citizen Corps



National Citizen Corps

National CERT

Homeland Security



The Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) Program strengthens communities by helping medical, public health and other volunteers offer their expertise throughout the year as well as during local emergencies and other times of community need. MRC volunteers work in coordination with existing local emergency response programs and also supplement existing community public health initiatives, such as outreach and prevention, immunization programs, blood drives, case management, care planning, and other efforts. More…




Volunteers in Police Service (VIPS) work to enhance the capacity of state and local law enforcement to utilize volunteers. VIPS serves as a gateway to resources and information for and about law enforcement volunteer programs. More…


 Affiliate Programs and Organizations offer communities resources for public education, outreach, and training; represent volunteers interested in helping to make their community safer; or offer volunteer service opportunities to support first responders, disaster relief activities, and community safety efforts. More…


 Neighborhood Center is designed to give communities the opportunity to organize and team up to develop disaster plans on the neighborhood level. Organizations include Homeowner Associations, 55+ Communities, Special Interest Groups, etc. More…


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