Founded in 1907, The County of Imperial, California operates air pollution control, assessor and auditor departments. It administers a human resources and risk management programs. The county maintains a planning and building department, as well as offers property, counseling and emergency services. The County of Imperial, California provides various behavioral health care solutions, such as crisis intervention, advocacy and case management. It also operates a public health department that offers emergency medical and animal control services. The county maintains a public works department that has engineering, road, recycling and surveying divisions. The County of Imperial, California operates a sheriff's office that maintains patrol, records and civil divisions. In addition, the county administers victim assistance and volunteer services programs.