Pennyrile Regional Citizen Corps Council

The Regional Citizen Corps Council provides citizens in the Pennyrile with the information to prepare and the opportunity to volunteer in the case of a disaster or emergency in their community.  The Kentucky Office of Homeland Security stresses the need for all citizens to be prepared for emergencies and disasters.  It is the mission of the Citizens Corps Council to have every citizen create a preparedness kit, create a preparedness plan, and volunteer in their community.  The Citizen Corps Council brings together community leaders with the primary purpose of engaging all citizens in making America safer. 

The Department of Homeland Security's "Ready Campaign" seeks to help American families be better prepared for even unlikely emergency scenarios.  While we cannot always predict an attack, there are simple things you and your family can do to prepare for the possible event of a terrorist incident.

Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)

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.
Download the brochure here.

Links & Files

Interested in CERT?

"Introduction to Community Emergency Response Teams (CERT)," IS-317, is an independent study course that serves as an introduction to CERT for those interested in completing the basic CERT training or as a refresher for current team members. The course includes six modules: CERT Basics, Fire Safety, Hazardous Material and Terrorist Incidents, Disaster Medical Operations, and Search and Rescue, and Course Summary.  Click the link below to begin the ineractive web based course.

Neighborhood Watch

One of the oldest and best known crime prevention concepts in history, Neighborhood Watch, was created to unite law enforcement agencies, private organizations, and individual citizens in a massive effort to reduce residential crime.

Neighborhood Watch groups in the area:
Christian Co: 
Hopkinsville  - Canton Pike (Coordinator Danita Thomas)
Bryan St (Coordinator Elaine Love)
Kelly (coordinated by Frank Brown)
Crofton (coordinated by Bill Thielen)
Oak Grove (POC is Officer David Tomlinson)
Pembroke (Coordinator Betty Wilkerson)

Hopkins Co:  (coordinated by Sheriff's Department)
Dawson Springs
Madisonville Crime Stoppers (POC Tim Thomas)
Mortons Gap Nortonville

Livingston Co:  
Grand Rivers (POC Tom Moodie)

Muhlenberg Co:  (POC Steve Grace)

Todd Co:  
Trenton (POC Jo Ann Holder)

Trigg Co:  
Canton (POC is Tom Kell)