Homeland Security

Records Building - 500 Elm Street, Suite 7000, Dallas, TX 75202
Phone: (214) 653-7949 • Fax: (214) 653-6586
E-mail: dcjudge@dallascounty.org


Chapter 418 of the Texas Government Code states the county judge is responsible for the county’s emergency preparedness and is the only one who can declare a disaster in their respective counties. Judge Jenkins has appointed Doug Bass as the Director of Dallas County Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness who manages the day-to-day operations. Their mission is to: provide a 24-hour operation to reduce injury or loss of life and property, protect Dallas County citizens from all hazards by providing and coordinating resources, expertise, leadership and advocacy through a comprehensive, risk-based security and emergency management program of prevention, mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery.

For more information on Dallas County’s Homeland Security Department, please visit:
https://www.dallascounty.org/departments/hsem/