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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
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» 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

  • 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.
  • Thursday, May 23, 2013 • Austin, Texas • Proclamation
    Gov. Perry Files Disaster Declarations for Four Counties in North Texas
    Gov. Rick Perry has amended his disaster declarations for Ellis, Hood and Johnson Counties, to include Parker County, as a result of last week’s tornadoes. This declaration will help ensure a speedy and efficient recovery process, and will open the door to additional federal assistance that these counties may qualify for.
  • Tuesday, May 21, 2013 • Austin, Texas • Press Release
    Gov. Perry Activates State Operations Center
    Gov. Rick Perry today ordered a Level II Activation of the State Operations Center (SOC) as another line of severe thunderstorms makes its way across North and Central Texas Tuesday afternoon.
  • Tuesday, May 21, 2013 • Austin, Texas • Proclamation
    Gov. Perry Files Disaster Declarations for Three Counties in North Texas
    Gov. Rick Perry has filed disaster declarations for Ellis, Hood and Johnson Counties as a result of last week’s tornadoes. This declaration will help ensure a speedy and efficient recovery process, and will open the door to additional federal assistance that these counties may qualify for.
  • Monday, May 20, 2013 • Austin, Texas • Press Release
    Texas Task Force 1 Deploying to Oklahoma
    Texas Task Force 1, the state's elite search and rescue team, was activated this evening to assist local officials and first responders in Oklahoma following today's tornado outbreak.
  • Monday, May 20, 2013 • Austin, Texas • Press Release
    Statement by Gov. Rick Perry on Oklahoma Tornado Damage
    The images emerging from Oklahoma today are a terrifying reminder of how quickly the force of Mother Nature can devastate entire communities. Our hearts are heavy for all Americans who have been affected by the recent outbreak of storms across our country. State emergency assets in Texas will remain on alert and stand ready to help our neighbors any way we can.
  • Monday, May 20, 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, May 17, 2013 • Austin, Texas • Speech
    Gov. Perry’s Remarks on the Granbury Storm Damage
    Gov. Rick Perry today toured the communities impacted by Wednesday’s deadly tornadoes. He was joined by state and local officials to discuss damage response and recovery efforts.
  • Thursday, May 16, 2013 • Austin, Texas • Press Release
    Statement by Gov. Rick Perry on West Investigation Results
    The tragedy in West has dramatically changed the lives of many in this tight-knit community, forever leaving its mark on the town and in the hearts of those who call West home.