This web page offers information and links relating to South Dakota's Office of Homeland Security. "Our purpose is to lead the effort in keeping South Dakota free from any acts of terrorism. We do this by: (1) Coordinating an extensive information sharing network between all levels of government and local officials. (2) Assisting all city, county and tribal governments with an ongoing assessment of their jurisdictions to determine their anti-terrorism needs. (3) Managing anti-terrorism Homeland Security grants to assist city, county and tribal governments in acquiring the resources needed to both prevent acts of terrorism and to respond and recover should one occur. The National Strategy for Homeland Security and the Homeland Security Act of 2002 served to mobilize and organize our nation to secure the homeland from terrorist attacks. This exceedingly complex mission requires a focused effort from our entire society if we are to be successful. To this end, the establishment of the Department of Homeland Security was to provide the unifying core for the vast national network of organizations and institutions involved in efforts to secure our nation. The South Dakota Office of Homeland Security was established in 2003."
South Dakota Dept. of Public Safety