Public Protection

Senior Deputy County Administrator, Timothy Ewell
  • Oversees the budget and programs of Criminal Justice departments:  Office of the Sheriff, District Attorney, Public Defender and Criminal Conflict Defense, Probation, and Fire Districts
  • Provides staff support to the Board's Public Protection Committee
Fitch & Associates Fire Services Study

In December 2012, the Board of Supervisors considered a proposal to authorize a reevaluation study of the County Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Agency. As part of that discussion, the Board directed the County Administrator's Office to integrate an operations study of the Contra Costa County Fire Protection District (ConFire) with that of the EMS Agency. The studies of both the EMS Agency and Fire District were conducted by Fitch & Associates, LLC.

On February 25, 2014, Fitch delivered the final version of the Fire Service Study to the Board of Supervisors. Below are links to the Final Report, powerpoint presentation from Fitch and related staff report:

Final Report


Staff Report