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Welcome from the Director

Placed under the leadership of the Mississippi Department of Public Safety, MOHS carries out multiple missions mandated by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and through Executive Orders issued by the Governor of Mississippi. MOHS is composed of a group of dedicated professionals who meet the charge of developing and continually enhancing state-level planning, preparation, response to, recovery from, and mitigation of the many threats and hazards, particularly terrorism and threats of terrorism, both domestic and foreign, which could potentially impact our way of life. 


The Mississippi Office of Homeland Security realizes that the residents of Mississippi constitute an integral piece in the protection of the state, and encourage all citizens to be informed, vigilant, and prepared. This website provides extensive information on how to identify suspicious activity, how to report such activity, and how to respond to a terroristic act or threat of terroristic activity. I invite you to browse through the provided information: 1) to gain a better understanding of how MOHS is working to provide the leadership, training, and resources necessary to protect the state; and 2) what you, as a part of the citizenry, can do to aid in the collective effort.​


Remember: if you SEE something, SAY something. 


Lora E. Hunter, Interim Executive Director