Office of the Senior Law Enforcement Advisor

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New Orleans, La., 11/05/2005 - A security policeman and bomb sniffing dog sweep a portion of the Lower 9th Ward prior to a visit by dignataries.
New Orleans, La., 11/05/2005 - A security policeman and bomb sniffing dog sweep a portion of the Lower 9th Ward prior to a visit by dignataries.
Moore, Okla., May 22, 2013 - A law enforcement officers patrols a community in Moore after a F5 tornado struck the area causing widespread devastation.
Moore, Okla., May 22, 2013 - A law enforcement officers patrols a community in Moore after a F5 tornado struck the area causing widespread devastation.
St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands, August 31, 2010 - Department of Natural Resources police officer finishing her inspection of a boat that broke its mooring line and was beached high and dry by the powerful winds of Hurricane Earl.
St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands, August 31, 2010 - Department of Natural Resources police officer finishing her inspection of a boat that broke its mooring line and was beached high and dry by the powerful winds of Hurricane Earl.
Moore, Okla., May 26, 2013 - President Barack Obama greets first responders, school officials and local residents at Plaza Towers Elementary School in Oklahoma
Moore, Okla., May 26, 2013 - President Barack Obama greets first responders, school officials and local residents at Plaza Towers Elementary School in Oklahoma

The Office is headed by Roberto L. Hylton who serves as FEMA’s Senior Law Enforcement Advisor to the Administrator. 

Prior to his service with FEMA, Mr. Hylton served as Police Chief for Prince George’s County, Maryland.  For more information on Chief Hylton, please visit FEMA's Leadership page.

Principal Functions of the Office

  • Liaison between law enforcement officials and FEMA leadership
  • Advisor to FEMA leadership on matters affecting or impacting the law enforcement community
  • Providing guidance to FEMA programmatic areas on policy, programs, operations, and administrative matters

Staff

"Law Enforcement" is a term that describes the individuals and agencies responsible for enforcing laws and maintaining public order and public safety.  Additionally, law enforcement serve as first responders and answers the call to virtually any situation, including acts of terrorism and other large-scale emergencies that may impact their community.  FEMA partners with the law enforcement community in support of our mission to support our citizens and first responders to ensure that as a nation we work together to build, sustain, and improve our capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate all hazards.

Our role is to enhance communication and coordination between FEMA and these law enforcement communities.  As the Agency strengthens the nation's resilience to disasters, we must build unity of effort among the entire emergency management team, including engagement with the law enforcement community.  We strive to develop better emergency management practices and in doing so we adhere to FEMA's Core Values of compassion, fairness, integrity and respect; and the Guiding Principles of teamwork, engagement, getting results, preparation, empowerment, flexibility, accountability and stewardship.  The Office of the Senior Law Enforcement Advisor supports these values and principles and works with our partners to meet the needs of survivors, address our most significant risks and improve capabilities.

Resources for Grant and Training Opportunities

Contact Us

For more information about FEMA’s Senior Law Enforcement Advisor or any questions, please contact our office at:

Mailing Address:

Federal Emergency Management Agency
Office of the Senior Law Enforcement Advisor
500 C Street, SW
Washington, DC 20472-3100

Phone: 202-646-7668 

 

Last Updated: 
07/24/2014 - 16:00
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