The Mississippi Office of Homeland Security’s overriding and urgent mission is to lead the unified effort to secure the state of Mississippi and preserve our freedoms. Our mission also includes preparation for and response to all hazards and disasters. The citizens of Mississippi must have the utmost confidence that the Department can execute both of these missions.
Our strategic planning serves to focus our mission and sharpen operational effectiveness, particularly in delivering services in support of state-wide initiatives and the other mission goals. It identifies the goals and objectives by which we continually assess our performance. MOHS uses performance measures at all levels to monitor our strategic progress and program success. This process also keeps our priorities aligned, linking programs and operations to performance measures, mission goals, resource priorities, and strategic objectives.