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Mississippi Office of Homeland Security Training Calendar | 7/30/2015 12:00 AM

​Here is the link to the Office Training Calendar:

http://calendar.homelandsecurity.ms.gov/


Crime Scene Management for CBRNE Incidents (CSM) combined with Hazardous Materials Evidence Collection for CBRNE Incidents (HEC) and Hands-On Training for CBRNE Incidents | 8/2/2015 12:00 AM

The CDP has seats available in the Crime Scene Management for CBRNE Incidents (CSM) combined with Hazardous Materials Evidence Collection for CBRNE Incidents (HEC) and Hands-On Training for CBRNE Incidents (HOT) course the week of Aug 2nd – 8th.


Child Sex Trafficking: A Training Series for Frontline Officers online training course | 7/31/2015 12:00 AM

The International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) recently released the Child Sex Trafficking: A Training Series for Frontline Officers online training course. This training is available to sworn law enforcement and builds on the Child Sex Trafficking: A Training Series for Frontline Officers toolkit developed by the IACP, the Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) Office, and the FBI. 

 

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Welcome from the Director

Everett L. (Rusty) Barnes

As Executive Director of the Mississippi Office of Homeland Security, it is my pleasure to welcome you to Mississippi’s Homeland Security website. The Office of Homeland Security has the distinct honor and duty of providing leadership in the protection of the citizens of Mississippi from terrorist attacks, both foreign and domestic. Homeland Security is also responsible for providing timely advice to the Governor and cabinet in order to efficiently and immediately address potential terrorist threats or acts. Additionally, Homeland Security is tasked with providing leadership for preventing, preparing against, mitigating, and recovering from any man-made or natural crisis.

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Mississippi Safety

"Together, the Mississippi Office of Homeland Security, the emergency response agencies and the people of Mississippi will continue to provide a safe environment and a great place to live."

                                                  - Everett L. Barnes, Jr.


What is CERT?

Community Emergency Response Teams or CERT is a U.S. Department of Homeland Security program that helps educate citizens about hazards and trains them in lifesaving skills so that they are better prepared to respond to emergency situations in their communities. Local government prepares for everyday emergencies. However, during a disaster, emergency services can be overwhelmed.

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Overview: Citizen Information

In addition to the natural and technological hazards described in this publication, Americans face threats posed by hostile governments or extremist groups. These threats to national security include acts of terrorism and acts of war. The following is general information about national security emergencies.

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