The Council is committed to supporting existing Citizen Corps Programs in Northern Kentucky, the encouragement of the development of Citizen Corps programs throughout the region, and providing a network of Citizen Corps program members to discuss issues and concerns. The Council oversees five programs, including Community Emergency Response Teams (CERT), Neighborhood Watch (NW), Medical Reserve Corps (MRC), Fire Corps, and Volunteers In Police Service (VIPS).
A Call to Action
Kentucky Office of Homeland Security (KOHS) called for the forming of regional citizen corps councils in each region of the state. These councils work together to coordinate efforts to provide information regarding preparedness for individuals in the state and encourage them to volunteer and become involved in local citizen corps programs in their communities. As such, the Northern Kentucky Regional Citizen Corps Council was formed and is working to better prepare the Northern Kentucky region to respond to all types of emergencies.