Regional Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness Directors refer to the Parish Director that has been chosen amongst his peers within his GOHSEP region to represent those parishes in all Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness issues. Each Region selects their regional representative at agreed upon time intervals. Some select them annually and some select them every three years. There is no time limit on the position.
During the 2008 legislative session, law makers designed and passed Act 797, which established the Regional Parish OEP Directors Subcommittee. This body of emergency managers from parishes also includes the Director of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (or his designee) and was designed to provide planning and advise on strategic emergency management issues from a regional perspective and establishing advisory subcommittees for specific issues when required.
Regional Parish OEP Directors Subcommittee
The Regional Directors Subcommittee is composed of one Parish Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness Director from each of the nine GOHSEP regions and the Directors of the Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (GOHSEP) or his designee. Representatives are selected amongst their peers and represent their region. The members of this committee are outlined under the members tab of this website.