Emergency Services

The purpose of the South Dakota Office of Homeland Security is to prevent terrorism, enhance security, and respond effectively to disasters. We do this by:

  • Coordinating an extensive information sharing network between all levels of government, local officials and private partners.

  • Assisting all city, county, state and tribal governments with an ongoing assessment of their jurisdictions to determine their preparedness capabilities. 

  • Administering Homeland Security grants to assist city, county, state and tribal governments to secure the resources needed to both prevent manmade disasters and to respond and recover from all hazards should they occur.