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» Emergency:9-1-1
» Non-Emergency Information: 3-1-1
» General Information: 2-1-1
» Texas Department of Public Safety
512-424-2000
» Texas Division of Emergency Management
512-424-2138
» Texas Parks & Wildlife Department - Game Wardens
512-389-4845
» U.S. Department of Homeland Security
» U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services
1-800-375-5283
Dallas Field Office: 972-444-7300
Houston Field Office: 281-774-4900
San Antonio Field Office: 210-967-7036
» Customs and Border Protection
Report Suspicious Activity: 1-800-232-5378
Find your local CBP Office
» Immigration & Customs Enforcement
Report Suspicious Activity: 866-347-2423
Dallas Field Office: 214-424-7800
El Paso Field Office: 915-225-0885
San Antonio Field Office: 210-283-4750
Houston Field Office: 281-774-4816

THS Contact Information

(512) 424-7675
(512) 424-5708 fax
5805 N. Lamar Blvd
Austin, Texas 78752

The State of Texas is one of the more complex homeland security challenges in the nation. Its vast size, unique role in the nation’s economy, proximity to the Gulf of Mexico, 1,200 miles of international border, and an ever-growing and diverse population pose a unique combination of threats that are not seen anywhere else in America.

In 2003, Governor Rick Perry established a Texas Homeland Security office in order to coordinate the resources and responses necessary to prevent, protect from, prepare for and respond to all threats of terrorism and disaster.

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News & Announcements

  • Friday, August 09, 2013 • Austin, Texas • Proclamation
    Gov. Perry Again Renews Proclamation Extending Drought Emergency
    Gov. Rick Perry has again renewed a proclamation extending drought emergency for specified counties due to the ongoing exceptional drought conditions across the state. The proclamation directs necessary resources be made available to aid response efforts and notes the ongoing strain on water resources.
  • Friday, August 02, 2013 • Austin, Texas • Press Release
    Texas’ Appeal for West Recovery Approved
    Gov. Rick Perry today announced that the Major Disaster Declaration for West, TX has been approved. The approval of the state's appeal for a major disaster declaration is great and welcome news for the people of West.
  • Friday, July 12, 2013 • Austin, Texas • Proclamation
    Gov. Perry Renews Proclamation Extending Drought Emergency
    Gov. Rick Perry has again renewed a proclamation extending drought emergency for specified counties due to the ongoing exceptional drought conditions across the state. The proclamation directs necessary resources be made available to aid response efforts and notes the ongoing strain on water resources.
  • Tuesday, July 09, 2013 • Austin, Texas • Press Release
    Gov. Perry Appeals President’s Denial of Major Disaster Declaration for West Explosion
    Gov. Rick Perry today formally appealed President Barack Obama's decision to deny a major disaster declaration that would have provided additional federal assistance to the people of West as the community continues to recover from April's deadly fertilizer plant explosion.
  • Monday, June 17, 2013 • Austin, Texas • Proclamation
    Gov. Perry Renews Proclamation Extending Drought Emergency
    Gov. Rick Perry has again renewed a proclamation extending drought emergency for specified counties due to the ongoing exceptional drought conditions across the state. The proclamation directs necessary resources be made available to aid response efforts and notes the ongoing strain on water resources.
  • Monday, June 17, 2013 • Austin, Texas • Proclamation
    State of Texas Issues Disaster Declaration for Maverick County
    The State of Texas has filed a disaster declaration for Maverick County as a result of severe flooding on June 14-15, 2013.
  • Wednesday, June 12, 2013 • Austin, Texas • Press Release
    Statement by Gov. Rick Perry on FEMA’s Denial of Funds for West
    The day of the West memorial service, President Obama stood in front of a grieving community and told them they would not be forgotten. He said his administration would stand with them, ready to help. We anticipate the president will hold true to his word and help us work with FEMA to ensure much-needed assistance reaches the community of West.
  • Thursday, June 06, 2013 • Austin, Texas • Proclamation
    Gov. Perry Issues Disaster Declaration for Bexar County
    Gov. Rick Perry has filed a disaster declaration for Bexar County as a result of severe flooding on May 25-27, 2013.
  • Wednesday, June 05, 2013 • Austin, Texas • Speech
    Gov. Perry Honors Fallen Houston Firefighters
    Gov. Rick Perry spoke today at a memorial honoring the fallen firefighters who died while searching for survivors in a Houston fire.
  • Friday, May 31, 2013 • Austin, Texas • Press Release
    Gov. Perry: Emergency Response Starts with Individual Preparedness
    As part of National Hurricane Preparedness Week, Gov. Rick Perry is urging Texans to prepare their families and homes for the 2013 hurricane season, which lasts from June 1 through the end of November.