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Mission

The Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services provides leadership, coordination, and support to prevent, protect against, prepare for, respond to, recover from, and mitigate disasters and other emergencies.

The Division accomplishes this core mission through its directorates and several cross-cutting support units including Counter Terrorism, Emergency Management, Fire Prevention and Control,  Interoperable & Emergency Communications, Disaster Recovery, Administration & Finance, and Asset Management, which coordinate the response of State agencies in support of local government.

The women and men of DHSES are dedicated to working closely on a daily basis with all levels of government, the private sector, and volunteer organizations to improve the readiness and response capabilities of communities throughout the Empire State. 

Commissioner
Jackie Bray

Jackie Bray is Commissioner of the New York State Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services (DHSES).
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DHSES Strategic Plan 2021-2023
Helps guide and organize DHSES to meet its mission and the associated strategic goals and objectives.
New York State Homeland Security Strategy
Provides a framework to guide, organize, and unify homeland security efforts in New York State.
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