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Government Homeland Security Offices

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Federal

  • Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) [website]
    FEMA's mission is to reduce loss of life and property and protect our nation's critical infrastructure from all types of hazards through a comprehensive, risk-based, emergency management program of mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery.
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  • Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC) [website]
    The FLETC serves as an interagency law enforcement training organization for more than 75 federal agencies. The Center also provides services to state, local, and international law enforcement agencies to enhance agency netwo… more
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  • United States Coast Guard (USCG) [website]
    This is the official website for the U.S. Coast Guard, now combined with the Department of Homeland Security. Features include links to other government websites as well as various Coast Guard links.
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  • United States Department of Homeland Security [website]
    Web site of the new federal agency, with news, threat advisory status, and information on the organization of the agency, sections on travel and transportation, immigration, threats and protection, and emergencies and disasters, with a link to a special section on citizen preparedness.
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  • United States House of Representatives Committee on Homeland Security [website]
    "Welcome to the website of the House Committee on Homeland Security. This website will provide you with a range of resources, including the Committee's priorities, reports, news and other pertinent information throughout the ye… more
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  • United States Senate Committee on Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs [website]
    "The jurisdiction of the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs includes the following subjects - Department of Homeland Security (except matters relating to: The Coast Guard, the Transportation Security Admin… more
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  • U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) [website]
    This site provides an introduction to the USCIS and details the various administrative and management functions and responsibilities now within the DHS that were once in the former Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS).
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  • U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) [website]
    This agency serves as the single unified border agency of the US. Their priority mission is to prevent terrorists and terrorism weapons from entering the US through improved security at our borders and ports of entry.
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  • U.S. Fire Administration [website]
    The USFA Web site provides numerous emergency response and incident command system resources intended for Fire and Emergency Medical Services (EMS) professionals and other emergency responders. Items include downloadable documents, videotapes and kits, books, and other resources.
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  • U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement [website]
    This website focus' on security and enforcement of laws. The Department of Homeland Security will bring together the various border agencies into the Bureau of Customs and Border Protection and rename the Bureau of Border Secu… more
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  • U.S. Northern Command (NORTHCOM) [website]
    The DoD established U.S. Northern Command to consolidate existing missions under a single unified command that were previously executed by other military organizations. NORTHCOM plans, organizes, and executes homeland defense … more
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States

  • Alabama Emergency Management Agency [website]
    The Alabama Emergency Management Agency website is an information source focused specifically on emergency management preparation services, and related preparedness, response, recovery, and mitigation plans.
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  • Alaska Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management [website]
    "Alaska's Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management provides critical services to the State of Alaska to protect lives and property from terrorism and all other hazards, as well as to provide rapid recovery from all disasters."
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  • Arizona Department of Homeland Security [website]
    "The Arizona Department of Homeland Security is a part of the government of the State of Arizona. Our mission is to protect Arizona by providing strategic direction and access to resources that will enable all of the state's h… more
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  • Arkansas Department of Emergency Management [website]
    The Arkansas Department of Emergency Management website provides information on state level leadership and coordination on all hazards, including natural and man-caused emergencies and disasters. The department is organized i… more
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  • California Governor's Office of Emergency Services [website]
    The California Governor's Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) "is responsible for the coordination of overall state agency response to major disasters in support of local government. The office is responsible for assuring t… more
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  • Colorado Division of Homeland Security & Emergency Management [website]
    The mission of the Colorado Division of Homeland Security & Emergency Management is to "provide leadership and support to Colorado communities to prevent, protect, mitigate, respond and recover from all-hazard events including… more
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  • Connecticut Division of Emergency Management and Homeland Security [website]
    From the Connecticut Division of Emergency Mangement and Homeland Security's website: "The Mission of the Division of Emergency Management and Homeland Security is to direct and coordinate all available resources to protect th… more
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  • Delaware Department of Safety and Homeland Security [website]
    The Delaware Department of Safety and Homeland Security website provides descriptions on department divisions and their duties, public information in regard to media releases and special announcements, career and employment information, and frequently asked questions.
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  • Florida Division of Emergency Management [website]
    "This website contains valuable information about how Florida residents and visitors to the state can prepare for disasters and how citizens can become more involved in the community." Disaster mitigation, hazard prevention, a… more
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  • Georgia Emergency Management Agency/Homeland Security [website]
    The Georgia Emergency Management Agency's (GEMA's) mission is to provide a "comprehensive and aggressive all‐hazards approach to homeland security initiatives, mitigation, preparedness, response, recovery and special events in… more
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  • Hawaii Emergency Management Agency [website]
    "The Hawaiʻi Emergency Management Agency (HI-EMA) is the emergency management agency for the State of Hawaiʻi. In its headquarters in Diamond Head Crater, Hawaiʻi EMA serves as the coordinating agency between the four county e… more
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  • Idaho Bureau of Homeland Security [website]
    This website contains natural hazards information, resources on training exercises, events calendar, library, and a number of emergency preparedness programs. It also contains information on grants, CERT teams, and IDAVOAD [Idaho Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster] links.
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  • Indiana Department of Homeland Security [website]
    The Indiana Department of Homeland Security includes following agencies: the State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA), the Department of Fire and Building Services (DFBS), and the Public Safety Training Institute (PSTI). These… more
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  • Iowa Homeland Security and Emergency Management [website]
    From the "About - Department Overview" section: "The Homeland Security and Emergency Management Department (HSEMD) has been working to make Iowa more prepared for disasters since it began as the State Civil Defense Agency in 1… more
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  • Kansas Division of Emergency Management [website]
    This website contains a comprehensive amount of information on preparedness; training; disaster assistance; technology hazards; state emergency agencies; public affairs; grant information; state mitigation plans; and communica… more
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  • Kentucky Office of Homeland Security [website]
    The Kentucky Office of Homeland Security Website contains information on state-wide and national homeland security issues and priorities. The website contains general information on the Homeland Security Advisory System and a … more
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  • Louisiana Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness [website]
    "The Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness [GOHSEP] coordinates State Disaster Declarations authorized by the Governor. The GOHSEP staff is poised and ready to serve the people of Louisiana at a moment's notice"
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  • Maine Homeland Security [website]
    "The Maine Emergency Management Agency [MEMA] is responsible for Homeland Security and terrorism related incidents as well as natural disasters in Maine. In many cases, the planning and preparation for both man-made and natura… more
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  • Maryland Governor's Office of Homeland Security [website]
    "The Governor's Office of Homeland Security was established on 23 June 2003. The Office serves as the direct liaison to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, as well as coordinating State departments, agencies, counties, a… more
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  • Massachusetts Executive Office of Public Safety and Security (EOPSS) [website]
    The Massachusetts Executive Office of Public Safety is responsible for 15 different agencies, including Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Criminal Justice, Public Safety, Crime Prevention, and Emergency Response.
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  • Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments Homeland Security & Public Safety [website]
    The Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments [COG] serves the National Capital Region and provides public safety services including law enforcement, fire protection and disaster and emergency preparedness. The COG progra… more
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  • Michigan State Police: Emergency Management & Homeland Security [website]
    This is the website for the Emergency Management & Homeland Security Division of the Michigan State Police. The site provides access to homeland security information for the State of Michigan, including strategies, plans, status updates of current emergencies and other emergency-related services.
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  • Minnesota Department of Public Safety: Homeland Security and Emergency Management [website]
    The Homeland Security and Emergency Management page contains quick reference links to cyber security and identity theft information; news releases, disaster and volunteer information; training and events; and services and communications.
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  • Mississippi Office of Homeland Security [website]
    "The Mississippi Office of Homeland Security (MSOHS) is leading a multi-agency task force charged with preparing state government to deal with terrorism. Immediately following the September 11 terrorist attacks, the Governor a… more
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  • Missouri Department of Public Safety: Office of Homeland Security [website]
    This website contains information on emergency preparedness specific to the State of Missouri, including the State homeland security strategy. "A safe and secure Missouri is one of the most basic building blocks upon which ou… more
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  • Montana Disaster and Emergency Services [website]
    Montana Disaster and Emergency Services (DES) takes the lead in coordinating comprehensive emergency management in Montana. The vision of DES is to guide Montana to build disaster resistant communities - accomplished through c… more
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  • Nebraska Emergency Management Agency [website]
    NEMA oversees emergency preparedness, response, recovery, and mitigation efforts throughout Nebraska. The site contains news and events, state homeland security publications, and training information. NEMA also coordinates t… more
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  • Nevada Division of Emergency Management - Homeland Security [website]
    The Nevada Governor's Office of Homeland Security (OHS) "acts as the Cabinet-level State office for the prevention of and preparation for a potential terrorist event. Nevada OHS directs and coordinates a comprehensive counter … more
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  • New Hampshire Department of Safety: Homeland Security and Emergency Management [website]
    "Welcome to New Hampshire's homeland Security and Emergency Management operations. [...] Emergency Management is responsible for coordinating the State's response to major disasters. This includes natural disasters such as hur… more
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  • New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness [website]
    The New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness website covers a variety of national and state-wide resources and guidelines on emergency and terrorism preparedness.
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  • New Mexico Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management [website]
    The Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management's mission is "to protect the people of New Mexico and the nation through a comprehensive, consolidated, and coordinated program of mitigating hazards, preparing for… more
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  • New York State Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services (DHSES) [website]
    From the site description: "Welcome to the website of the New York State Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services. Created by an act of the State Legislature in July 2010, the Division is comprised of five offices … more
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  • North Dakota Department of Emergency Services [website]
    The North Dakota Dept. of Emergency Services (DES) provides a statewide system for effective mitigation, preparation for, response to, and recovery from, man-made or natural disasters. DES prepares and maintains a state emerge… more
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  • Ohio Homeland Security [website]
    "Protecting Ohioans from potential acts of terrorism is central to Public Safety's mission. Homeland Security was established as a new division within Public Safety in September 2003 to strengthen Ohio's commitment to addressi… more
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  • Oklahoma Office of Homeland Security [website]
    This is the official site for the Oklahoma Department of Homeland Security. The mission of this office is three-fold: prevent terrorist attacks; reduce the state's vulnerability to attacks; and respond and recovery if a terrorist attack should occur.
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  • Oregon Office of Emergency Management [website]
    This is the website for the Oregon Office of Emergency Management. "The purpose of the Office of Emergency Management is to execute the Governor's responsibilities to maintain an emergency services system as prescribed in ORS … more
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  • Pennsylvania Governor's Office of Homeland Security [website]
    "On February 22, 2012, Governor Tom Corbett signed an Executive Order (2012-03) establishing the Governor's Office of Homeland Security (GOHS). The GOHS consists of the Homeland Security Advisor (Commissioner, State Police), … more
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  • READY Illinois [website]
    "The Ready Illinois Web site offers comprehensive information on steps people can take before emergencies happen, what to do once a disaster has occurred, and tips for recovery after the event. In addition, during a large-scal… more
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  • Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency (RIEMA) [website]
    "Since its founding, the primary mission of the Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency (RIEMA) has been to protect life and property in the event of a disaster or crises situation, through a program of mitigation, preparedne… more
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  • South Carolina Law Enforcement Division [website]
    "The primary mission of the State Law Enforcement Division is to provide quality manpower and technical assistance to law enforcement agencies and to conduct investigations on behalf of the state as directed by the Governor and Attorney General."
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  • South Dakota Office of Homeland Security [website]
    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 … more
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  • Tennessee Office of Homeland Security [website]
    "The Tennessee Office of Homeland Security (OHS) has primary responsibility and authority for directing statewide activities pertaining to the prevention of and protection from terrorist related events. This responsibility inc… more
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  • Utah Department of Public Safety: Division of Emergency Management [website]
    "Floods, tornadoes, earthquakes, severe storms, landslides, droughts, hazardous material spills, search and rescue. These are just a few examples of emergencies in Utah in which the Division of Homeland Security (HLS) has play… more
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  • Vermont: Division of Emergency Management & Homeland Security [website]
    "The Division of Homeland Security and Homeland Security of the Department of Public Safety (DEMHS) provides aid and support to Vermont's Local Emergency Management Directors (LEMDs), Local Emergency Planning Committees (LEPCs… more
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  • Virginia Department of Emergency Management [website]
    The Virginia Department of Emergency Management (VDEM) is charged with providing resources and expertise in emergency preparedness, response, recovery, and mitigation. Their website offers an overview of VDEM's structure and l… more
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  • Washington Military Department: Emergency Management Division [website]
    This web site for the Washington Military Department's Emergency Management Division contains a great deal of information on disaster recover assistance, including assessment and prevention procedures, and recovery policy, gui… more
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  • West Virginia Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management [website]
    "The primary purpose of the West Virginia Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management is to protect life and property. Guided by West Virginia State Code and the West Virginia Emergency Operations Plan, the agency … more
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  • Wisconsin Emergency Management [website]
    This website contains a wide array of information on hazard mitigation; warnings and communications; emergency police services; disaster response and recovery; hazardous materials and EPCRA; radiological emergency preparedness… more
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  • Wyoming Office of Homeland Security [website]
    The Wyoming Office of Homeland Security website includes information on special programs, training, emergency and disasters, SERC, and mail safety. Grant information, library links, and resources on emergency preparedness are also included.
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Territories

  • Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands Homeland Security & Emergency Management [website]
    The website for the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands Homeland Security & Emergency Management offers access to homeland security related plans, policies, training, exercises, typhoon preparedness information, disas… more
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  • Guam Homeland Security/Office of Civil Defense [website]
    The mission of the Guam Homeland Security/Office of Civil Defense is to "Coordinate and facilitate all Government of Guam, Military, and Federal Liaison Response Agencies and their resources in mitigating, preparing, respondi… more
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  • Virgin Islands Territorial Emergency Management Agency (VITEMA) [website]
    "Welcome to the Virgin Islands Territorial Emergency Management Agency (VITEMA). VITEMA is the territorial agency with primary responsibility for ensuring the territory's resilience to disasters. VITEMA's staff of professional… more
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Tribal Agencies

  • Health and Emergency Services Explorer [website]
    "This Health and Emergency Services Explorer is designed to increase the visibility of the Health and Emergency services available on the lands of the fourty-three forty-three federally recognized tribes of Oregon, Washington, … more
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  • National Tribal Emergency Management Council (NTEMC) [website]
    "Welcome to the National Tribal Emergency Management Council (NTEMC) website. The NTEMC is a new organization bringing tribal emergency management organizations from around the Nation together to share information and best pra… more
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  • Northwest Tribal Emergency Management Council [website]
    "The NWTEMC [Northwest Tribal Emergency Management Council] was formed in 2004 as a consortium of Tribes in the Northwest region of Washington State to help Tribes participate in Homeland Security and Emergency Management issu… more
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  • Oneida Tribe of Indians of Wisconsin: Emergency Management-Homeland Security Agency [website]
    "The Emergency Management-Homeland Security Agency's is a full time 24/7 agency with the purpose of duel responsibility as U.S Law Enforcement to prepare, mitigate, protect, and manage the Oneida Tribe of Indians of Wisconsin … more
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  • St. Croix Chippewa Indians of Wisconsin: Emergency Management [website]
    "If a disaster would strike our Tribal Communities, it could be days before help arrives and basic services are restored. Would you and your family be ready if that happened? Unfortunately, most households aren't prepared even… more
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  • Tribal Risk & Emergency Management Association [website]
    "TREMA [Tribal Risk & Emergency Management Association] was created by tribes to harness the strength of our Tribal risk and emergency service providers. Providing assistance and establishing partnerships before, during and af… more
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