Integrate the law enforcement, private sector security and emergency management communities by enhancing communication and coordination between FEMA, private security and state, local, tribal and territorial law enforcement organizations.
What We Do
Our office enhances communication and coordination between FEMA and the law community to analyze requirements, gauge needs, and recommend how we can best serve operational components in law enforcement through partnership, intelligence, information-sharing, analysis and decision-making support.
Other Office Functions
- Serves as the Administrator’s senior staff liaison to the private sector security community, as well as the law enforcement advisor to FEMA in response to issues that engage National Guard and/or Department of Defense resources.
- Provides expert advice/counsel to DHS/FEMA grants and training issues relating to the law enforcement community.
- Provides expert advice and counsel to DHS/FEMA training personnel who conduct senior officials’ exercises by assuring law enforcement input during the design, development, conduct, and assessment of exercises.
- Ensures timely exchange of homeland security information between FEMA and their shared constituencies; rapid issuance of After-Action Reports following major incidents involving FEMA that will inform the planning and operations of state and local law enforcement agencies.
- Assists in the design, development, implementation and assessment of short and long-term initiatives that support priorities of FEMA and state and local law enforcement agencies.
- Supports the Department of Homeland Security Blue Campaign and FEMA initiatives raising public awareness.
- Increase outreach to the law enforcement community.
- Develop a law enforcement and emergency management framework for disaster and steady state activities
- Strengthen internal governance and management practices
Our office is building resiliency in law enforcement by partnering with internal and external stakeholders to provide non-tactical trainings, policies, and exercises. We will provide links and informational data on various resources like the ones here to integrate law enforcement into emergency management and disaster preparedness.
FEMA does not endorse any non-federal events, entities, organizations, services, or products.
Please let us know about other related events and services that could be included in future newsletters and emails by contacting us.
- Resilient Minds On The Front Lines YouTube Channel: The Police Chaplain Program has created a resiliency program for law enforcement to ensure there are resources promoting mental wellness.
- All Clear Foundation-Supporting First Responders: To connect with fellow First Responders, receive additional resources for responders and their families, get crisis support, or explore their own wellness.
- First Responder Support Network (FRSN): Helping first responders and their families get back to life
- Northwest Peer Support for First Responders: Mental and emotional health resources including peer support teams, chaplains, and healthcare professionals for first responders in the Pacific Northwest
- U.S. Department of Agriculture: Animal Care Emergency Programs: Animal safety and well-being during disasters is key to the safety and well-being of people. During Hurricane Katrina, some pet owners remained in harm’s way because there were no good options to evacuate with their pets. Soon after, Congress passed the Pets Evacuation and Transportation Standards (PETS) Act, and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) took on this human lifesaving mission. Animal Care provides technical expertise to FEMA in this effort.
Roberto L. Hylton