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Homeland Security

411 Elm Street • Dallas, Texas 75202 • Phone: 214-653-7949 • Fax: 214-653-6586

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.

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