The Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management leads the State’s response to emergencies and disasters while providing for the safety and welfare of its citizens. Emergencies and disasters can be defined as something caused by natural or human-made events or any other circumstances determined by the Governor. When necessary, the State assists local jurisdictions whose capabilities are overwhelmed serving as the conduit for assistance from the Federal government.
The New Mexico Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (DHSEM) website is designed to be the central source for information on the state’s homeland security and emergency management efforts and initiatives. This site will provide information about state and local government emergency management programs and efforts, access resources for learning about terrorism and emergency management, and about emergency preparedness efforts statewide and how citizens can get involved.