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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

  • Thursday, April 05, 2012 • Austin, Texas • Press Release
    Gov. Perry Issues Disaster Declaration for Three Counties in North Texas
    Gov. Rick Perry issued a disaster declaration for Dallas, Tarrant and Kaufman counties, which incurred widespread damage from multiple tornados that ripped through North Texas on Tuesday. The governor is reminding homeowners in impacted areas of important new consumer protections signed into law last year to prevent dishonest contractors from taking advantage of families trying to repair their homes.
  • Thursday, April 05, 2012 • Lancaster, Texas • Press Release
    Gov. Perry Tours Tornado Damage in North Texas
    Gov. Rick Perry toured tornado damage in some of the hardest hit areas of North Texas, and met with emergency management personnel and local officials who continue to assess the impact and damage of this severe storm system.
  • Wednesday, April 04, 2012 • Austin, Texas • Speech
    Gov. Perry Presents Wildland Firefighting Teams with Governor's Award for Historic Preservation
    Gov. Rick Perry presented the Texas Historical Commission Governor's Award for Historic Preservation to the Texas Parks and Wildlife, Wildland Firefighting Teams for their efforts to save historic structures in Possum Kingdom State Park, Bastrop State Park and Davis Mountains State Park during wildfires last fall.
  • Tuesday, April 03, 2012 • Austin, Texas • Press Release
    Texas State Operations Center Activated as Severe Weather Impacts North Texas
    The Texas State Operations Center activated remotely from San Antonio, where the 2012 Texas Emergency Management Conference is being held this week, and Gov. Rick Perry is urging all Texans to closely monitor conditions and reports, and heed all warnings from local officials as severe thunderstorm and tornado conditions are expected to continue through the early evening. He is closely monitoring the severe weather threat in North Texas and receiving regular updates from his staff and Texas Division of Emergency Management Chief Nim Kidd.
  • Monday, April 02, 2012 • San Antonio, Texas • Press Release
    Texas’ Emergency Response Team is Second to None
    Gov. Rick Perry thanked first responders and emergency management officials for their ongoing efforts to protect Texans' lives and property in times of emergency, most recently during the worst wildfire season in Texas history. The governor spoke at the 2012 Texas Emergency Management Conference, where he also cautioned against a proposal by the U.S. Air Force to relocate eight C-130 aircraft currently based at the 136th Airlift Wing in Fort Worth. The C-130s play a critical role in disaster response efforts in Texas and across the entire Gulf Coast.
  • Friday, March 23, 2012 • Austin, Texas • Proclamation
    Gov. Perry Renews Proclamation Extending Drought Emergency
    Gov. Rick Perry has 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, March 23, 2012 • Austin, Texas • Proclamation
    Gov. Perry Renews Proclamation Extending Wildfire Emergency
    Gov. Rick Perry has renewed a proclamation extending wildfire emergency due to extreme fire hazard posing a threat of imminent disaster in specified counties in Texas. The proclamation directs necessary resources be made available to aid response efforts.
  • Friday, February 24, 2012 • Austin, Texas • Proclamation
    Gov. Perry Renews Proclamation Extending Drought Emergency
    Gov. Rick Perry has 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, February 24, 2012 • Austin, Texas • Proclamation
    Gov. Perry Renews Proclamation Extending Wildfire Emergency
    Gov. Rick Perry has renewed a proclamation extending wildfire emergency due to extreme fire hazard posing a threat of imminent disaster in specified counties in Texas. The proclamation directs necessary resources be made available to aid response efforts.
  • Friday, February 17, 2012 • Austin, Texas • Proclamation
    Gov. Perry Issues Proclamation Amending the Administration of Hurricane Ike Disaster Area Bond Program
    Governor Perry amends the proclamation issued on December 7, 2009, which provided for the administration of the qualified Hurricane Ike disaster area bond program and naming priorities for the designation of such bonds.