Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness - State of LouisianaSince 1990, the Governor’s Office of Homeland Security & Emgergency Preparedness has coordinated several hundred State Disaster Declarations authorized under the Governor's signature. The GOHSEP staff is poised and ready to serve the people of Louisiana at a moment’s notice.


Homeland Security Index

  State Response

State Response

The Louisiana Senate and House of Representative’s Select Committees on Louisiana Homeland Security were created to provide legislative leadership and assistance in the coordination of state efforts to secure the state of Louisiana from terrorist threats and attacks. These committees, together with the Governor’s Office, are committed and privileged to serve the citizens of this great state in this vital task of assuring a safe and secure environment. Read More...

  State Readiness

State Readiness

Here citizen's can find related links to State departments, agencies, and programs, in their efforts at preventing and responding to threats and potential threats that confront this state, including natural disasters.  Read More...

  Federal Readiness & National Organizations Federal Readiness

Here state and local agencies, as well as citizens, can find related links to Federal departments and agencies, and organizations, concerned with protecting freedom and democracy. Read More...

  Governmental & Infrastructure Resources Governmental & Infrastructure

Are you responsible for preparing your agency, utility, or other infrastructure for potential threats or responses to an actual threat? Find out what information and resources are available. Read More...

  Citizen's Guide Citizen's Guide

The citizen’s of Louisiana are undoubtedly its greatest asset.  Learn how you can become an active participant in the state’s coordinated effort to secure Louisiana from terrorist threats and attacks. Read More...

  Public Health

Public Health

Today's threat on public health and the possible use of biologic agents by individuals or groups motivated by political, religious, ecological or other ideological objectives, requires the public to know some basic information and appropriate responses in the event of a health threat.  Be prepared. Read More...

  Homeland Security Advisory System Homeland Security Advisory System

In coordination with the Federal Office of Homeland Security, Louisiana adopts the Homeland Security Advisory System, which characterizes appropriate levels of vigilance, preparedness and readiness in a series of graduated Threat Conditions. Read More...

  How to Handle Mail How to Handle Mail

Learn how to identify a suspicious package, take precautions for opening mail, and safeguard your computer from tainted email. Read More...