In observance of the Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Dallas County Offices will be closed Monday, January 21, 2019.

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Homeland Security and Emergency Management

Welcome to the Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management

2121 Panoramic Circle, Suite 240, Dallas, TX 75212
Telephone: (214) 653-7980 • Fax: (214) 653-7988

Dallas Help For Harvey

Dallas County has received a lot of questions about ways to help the victims of Hurricane Harvey. Please visit and consider giving to one of the approved charities listed. Monetary donations are needed above items and goods at this time. Thank you all for your cares and concerns for our fellow Texans.

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.

Seasonal Weather Preparedness: Inclement Winter Weather

Icy Bridges and Traffic
Downtown Winter

As we move into the Fall and Winter months it is now time to take a few precautions in order to be better prepared for tornadoes, inclement weather, ice/hail storms, flooding, etc. Inclement weather can be dangerous as we saw with the December 26, 2015 tornadoes that struck Dallas County and with the major flooding that occurred a few months earlier. Please review the preparedness information and have your plan of action in place.  [Read More]