Dallas County Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Management (HSEM) is a function of Dallas County government.   HSEM is responsible for management of a county-wide emergency management program, homeland security program, manages the county emergency operations center (EOC), works with municipalities, state/federal agencies, partners, NGO, volunteer groups and others to provide emergency protective actions for the 2.5 million residents of Dallas County, Texas.


Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Management

Emergency Operations Center
Main Number: (214) 653-7980
Duty Phone: 24/7 On-Call: (469) 865-9461
Fax: (214) 653-7988
Phone Number: (214) 653-7587
Mailing Address:
2121 Panoramic Circle
2nd Floor
Dallas, Texas 75212

Emergency Management Personnel:
Doug Bass, Department Manager, Chief of Emergency Services 214-653-6952
Michael Gaciri, Hazard Mitigation Specialist 214-653-6962
Rodrick Jones, Operations Chief 214-653-6930
Larry K. Thompson, Logistics Chief 214-653-6931
Dariela Rodriguez, Secretary 214-653-7980
Vacant, Planning Chief    

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About Us

Background Information

HSEM is a department of County government and is comprised of the Chief and staff members. This professional county staff has a highly developed professional background and significant training in emergency operations and homeland security. All professional staff members are Certified Emergency Managers though the State of Texas and/or nationally registered. Throughout the last few years they have managed major events associated with hurricanes, tornadoes, winter weather-ice storms, sporting events (such as the Super Bowl and NBA Championships), West Nile Mosquito and pandemic events, etc. This staff has been tested by disasters on multiple occasions and have always excelled.

HSEM partners with municipal emergency managers, emergency responders, law enforcement organizations, non-governmental organizations, county departments, state/federal agencies and volunteer/community organizations to provide a comprehensive (county-wide) emergency management program. Dallas County uses an “all-hazards” approach to emergency management. Building internal and external emergency partnerships and teams is an important part of our job. [Read more]




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