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Texas Department of Public Safety

Address
5805 North Lamar Blvd., Austin, 78752-4422, TX, USA
Telephone
512-424-2000
TDEM is charged with carrying out a comprehensive all-hazard emergency management program for the State and for assisting cities, counties, and state agencies in planning and implementing their emergency management programs. A comprehensive emergency management program includes pre and post-disaster mitigation of known hazards to reduce their impact; preparedness activities, such as emergency planning, training, and exercises; provisions for effective response to emergency situations; and recovery programs for major disasters. Chapter 418 of the Texas Government Code lays out an extensive set of specific responsibilities assigned to the Division.

TDEM is also responsible for supporting development of the Governor's Homeland Security Strategy and implementing programs and projects to achieve state homeland security goals and objectives. The Governor has designated the Division to serve as the State Administrative Agency (SAA) for U.S. Department of Homeland Security grant programs in Texas.
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