The Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection is a statewide law agency of Connecticut that is dedicated to protecting its residents through law enforcement, fire services, and scientific services. Its headquarters are in Middletown. The current commissioner Reuben F. Bradford. The Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection was created due to a state-wide reorganization of state agencies. The reorganization dissolved the Department of Public Safety, merged the Commission on Fire Prevention and Control, dissolved the Department of Emergency Management and Homeland Security (DEMHS) and merged the Police Officer Standards and Training Council (POST).