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As the division responsible for terrorism preparedness, the Homeland Security Division programs encompass critical training, intelligence gathering and analysis and homeland security grant services.

Due to the ever-increasing needs of terrorism preparedness, the Homeland Security Division has grown in personnel and programs. Services include critical infrastructure analysis, terrorism incident management and response, All Hazards Councils programs, fire services coordination, agroterrorism preparedness, exercise and training, intelligence gathering and analysis, and homeland security grant services.

First responders remain a priority. Mandated through the Department of Homeland Security initiatives, at least 80 percent of homeland security funding is passed down to the local level to develop, support and enhance terrorism response and capability.

As a continued commitment to our local partners, all of the Homeland Security Division programs are specifically designed to assist and meet local needs. The Homeland Security Division has also partnered with other state agencies through the Homeland Security Task Force, Counter Terrorism Task Force and Georgia Information Sharing and Analysis Center to ensure a smooth and effective terrorism response capability.

We also work closely with our federal partners that include the Department of Homeland Security and Federal Bureau of Investigation to coordinate funding, training, response and preparedness programs. The Homeland Security Division is dedicated to meeting the challenges of the future to provide a safe and well-coordinated response for the citizens of Georgia.

General Information:

Joe McKinney​ (Division Director)

Marc Vincent (Assistant Director)