Mission Statement:
Provide professional installation security and force protection through Law Enforcement Operations, Physical Security Support and Fire Emergency Services while maintaining liaison with local, state and federal agencies. As well as to provide a comprehensive and integrated emergency management system that coordinates community resources to protect lives, property and the environment through mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery from all natural and man-made hazards that may impact our Installation,  Aberdeen Proving Ground community, and the United States Army.

DES Vision:
Assist, Protect, and Defend Our World Class Community. A team of dedicated professionals, providing customer and emergency services to those units and individuals serving our community, Army, and the Nation.

Directorate of Emergency Services (DES):  Provide quality force protection, law enforcement, physical security, access control, Fire & Emergency services, and Police and Community Liaison Services to the Community.
Provide oversight on installation law enforcement standards and initiatives for personnel, equipment and training. DES provides support in the areas of Law Enforcement, Fire and Emergency Services, Physical Security, Surety, Antiterrorism and Emergency Management to protect property and the workforce. The DES consists of Law Enforcement (LE), Physical Security (PS), Fire and Emergency Services (F&ES) and Protection (P). Fire and Emergency Services (F&ES) Branch covers Incident Command and mitigation of all Installation emergency responses, Emergency Dispatch Centers, All-Hazard response operations, Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting operations, and Fire Prevention/Public Education Programs.

DES SERVICES
The objective of the Physical Security Program is to safeguard U.S. Government property, facilities and personnel against loss, theft, damage, espionage or any other activities which threaten life, property and continuation of military operations.